A beautiful description of the Trinity

The Athanasian Creed is a wonderful description of salvation in Jesus, the relationship we have in Him and also the beautiful relation of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit of God; the Trinity.

a beautiful perspective

a beautiful perspective


You can read a bit about Athanasius of Alexandria here, and see that he was battling a theological battle against Arius, who is the founder of Arianism. This is the teaching that Christ was a created being, not from eternity past with God the Father. The Athanasian Creed (which was actually dated later than Athanasius himself) was written to basically combat the eternal subordinationism of the Son to the Father.

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3 Responses to “A beautiful description of the Trinity”

  1. Kathleen Says:

    This comment is what inspired this post, though I’ve know about the Athanasian Creed for awhile now:

    http://strivetoenter.com/wim/2009/08/26/mike-seaver-and-cheryl-schatz-debate-8/#comment-7048

  2. Perry Robinson Says:

    The problem is that not only is the Creed not written by Athanasius, it is more Augustinian than Athanasian. It is essentially a Frankish or German creed as the inclusion of the Filioque indicates. It was never an ecumenical creed throughout the church.

  3. Kathleen Says:

    Welcome to my blog, Perry!

    My attraction to it is the way the Persons of the Trinity relate to each other. That’s seems to sum up what I’ve come to believe from the Scriptures about Father, Son and Holy Spirit of God.

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