The Doctrine of
the Trinity Defended

This page is dedicated to providing apologetic articles which defend the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. As the doctrine of the Trinity is a teaching that is often criticized by atheists, occultists, and many new religious movements and cults, these articles seek to provide a defence of the doctrine through Biblical, historical, and logical argument.

Is the Word "Mystery" a Convenient ‘Get Out Clause’ for the Doctrine of the Trinity? .
An apologetic article responding to a common criticism of the Trinity doctrine.

"Why Isn't the Word "Trinity" Found in the Bible?": A Trinitarian Response to Jehovah's Witnesses.
Jehovah's Witnesses often pride themselves in claiming that all their beliefs are only to be found in the Bible, while at the same time, criticising Christians as using non-Biblical words such as "Trinity", etc. This article examines and responds to these claims.

Should The Trinity be Rejected Because it is a Late Docrine?
Jehovah's Witnesses often reject the doctrine of the Trinity on the grounds that it was formulated late, in the fourth century. Is there any justification to reject the doctrine on these grounds?

Is the Trinity Really an Ancient Pagan Belief?
Jehovah's Witnesses, and others, claim that the doctrine of the Trinity was copied from ancient pagan cultures. This article demonstrates how this claim is false.

Were Early Christians Trinitarians?: Historical Accuracy and the WTB&TS Booklet"Should You Believe in the Trinity"
Historical Accuracy and the WTB&TS Booklet "Should You Believe in the Trinity". An article by Robert Hommel of For an Answer. A detailed look at historic Trinitarianism and the the Watchtower's "Trinity" booklet.

Maliciously Misrepresenting the Trinity
Revealing quotations showing how the Watchtower has consistently misrepresented the Christian doctrine of the Trinity throughout its entire history. Very revealing.

Is the Holy Spirit Really Absent from the Father and the Son?
A response to the claim of non-Trinitarians that the Holy Spirit is always absent from the Father and the Son.

The Biblical Basis of the Doctrine of the Trinity: An Outline Study
An article by Christian apologist Robert M. Bowman, Jr. A clear and thorough article demonstrating the Scriptural nature of the doctrine of the Trinity.

How are We to Understand the Word "Persons" as Used in the Doctrine of the Trinity?
Defining terms: "Person" and "Persons" as used in theological language.

The Trinity and the New Testament Canon of Scripture.
Some surprising things for Bible based non-Trinitarian groups such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Oneness Pentecostals, and Christadelphians, etc., to consider with regards to the formulation of the New Testament Canon and Trinitarianism.

Trinity/Oneness Debate
This article responds to the non-trinitarian teachings of Oneness Pentecostalism.

Biblical Monotheism Examined: Trinitarian or Henotheistic in Nature?
By Sam Shamoun. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that although Jehovah is the only true God there are other beings which are also gods but in a lesser sense. These gods include Jesus, angels, the devil, and demons. The only difference is that only Jehovah is sovereign and is to be worshiped. This study will examine the biblical data and demonstrate that there is but one true God and that the others who are referred to as gods are not “godlike ones” in any sense. From there the article briefly examines the way Scripture calls Jesus God, and considers whether it is to be understood in the orthodox Trinitarian sense or in the henotheistic sense of JWs. This article also refutes the writings of modern day Watchtower apologists such as Greg Stafford, author of Jehovah’s Witnesses Defended (Note: This is a long, but very good article).

Non-Trinitarian Group Misquotes the Words of Jesus in their Eagerness to Deny the Trinity.
An Armstrongism breakaway group quotes Bible verses that don't even exist in an attempt to support their non-Trinitarian position.

Discussion with an Angry Anti-Trinitarian
Sometimes, the doctrine of the Trinity can bring out the worst in those who oppose it. An example of this is found here in this email discussion.

The Trinity and the Christian Life.
What relevance does the doctrine of the Trinity have in the day to day life of the believer?

Definitions of the Trinity
Quotes by Trinitarian theologians defining the Trinity.

Early Christian Creeds.

External links to web sites and individual articles defending the doctrine of the Trinity:

Answering the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Answering Oneness Pentecostalism.

Answering the Unitarian Universalists.

The Biblical Trinity.

Doctrine of the Trinity (For Jehovah's Witnesses).

The Trinity, the Definition of Chalcedon, and Oneness Theology.

Is The Creedal Doctrine Of The Trinity Biblical?

Modalism and Church History.

Objections to the Doctrine of the Trinity.
Response to the Watchtower's Should you Believe in the Trinity? booklet.

The Oneness Objections to the Doctrine of the Trinity.
Trinitarian response to Oneness theologian David K. Bernard.

Oneness Pentecostalism and the Trinity.

Proofs of the Trinity.

The Doctrine of the Trinity (God's Three-in-Oneness).

The Doctrine of the Triune God.

The Only True God.

The Trinity (for Muslims).

What is the Trinity?

The Trinity is Jewish.

Why We Should Believe in the Trinity.

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