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WHAT DOES TRINITY MEAN?
In order to know what the doctrine of the Trinity is all about, we must have a correct definition of what it means. Both Webster's and Funk and Wagnall's dictionary defines the Trinity as:
"The state or character of being three."
"Any union of three parts or elements in one..."
"A threefold consubstantial (sharing the same substance) personality existing in one Divine Being or substance."
"The union of one God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three infinite persons."
So the doctrine of the Trinity teaches that three infinite persons, who all share the same substance, makes up one God; or one God divided into three parts. It is extremely important that this point is clearly understood. Trinity does not mean that there are three Gods, but it means that there is only one God which is shared among three persons.