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  1. Interesting arguments and points …

    My take is that there have always been three persons, even in Genesis (when three persons visit Abraham and tell him that Sarah will become pregnant, for example) … and there is continual reference to plural (“Let us make man in our own image …).

    On top of that, we have references such as when Paul is describing prayer in Romans 8:26:

    “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

    Why would there be a question that there is not a Spirit? I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard the question raised before, and it doesn’t bother me in the least to think there are 3 persons in the Godhead.

    I’m no theologian and don’t pretend expertise on this, so I’ll look forward to seeing other comments.

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    1. Polycarp

      Heidi,

      It’s interesting to see that you have Justin’s position (100-160) as he used just that example to declare that Christ was a ‘second God.’ Later, of course, the Spirit was seen in that picture as well.

      In early doctrinal development, only the Father and Son was ascribed personhood oh sorts (of course, people will differ on just what that actually means), and if the Spirit was discussed it was generally seen as ‘another’ and often times, subordinate to the Father.

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