The idea of the Trinity prevents Christians from seeing God the way Jesus taught us to see God—as being like the best human fathers. It’s interesting to go back in Christian history and see how and why the idea of the Trinity developed, and what it was originally intended to mean. Ancient Christians were struggling to come up with an understanding of exactly who Jesus was. The idea of the Trinity emerged from that.
Although Western Christianity does not realize this, their view of the Trinity eventually morphed into the belief that there are three separate Gods. But are there really three separate Gods? Does the main God, the Father, want to burn us in hell but can’t because His Son Jesus stands in the way?
This podcast offers you an opportunity to rethink what you’ve heard about the Trinity and also rethink the picture of God the Trinity paints.