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10 Weeks on the Trinity: Simply Trinity

The Bible makes it very clear – God is one. This statement not only testifies to God’s superiority over all creation (there is only one God), but also refers to God’s simplicity. God is not composed of parts. Rather, God is one, and all that is in God, is God.

But how can God be simple if He is also triune? Dr. Matthew Barrett helps his listeners understand how God is one and yet three. For centuries Christians have confessed that God is simple in essence yet triune in persons. This doctrine of divine simplicity, especially as it refers to the Trinity, helps us combat several heresies – Sabellianism, tritheism, social trinitarianism, and subordinationism to name a few. In this video, Dr. Barrett directs his listeners to the Athanasian Creed to better understand the God who is Simply Trinity.

Join Dr. Barrett to learn key trinitarian concepts, which can safeguard us from future Trinity drift and help us find our way home to a biblical and orthodox understanding of the Trinity. Sign up for the full course through the For the Church Institute. And if you enjoy this first lecture then read chapter 5 of his book, Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit (Baker).

Unit 5: Introduction

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the editor-in-chief of Credo Magazine, director of the Center for Classical Theology, and host of the Credo podcast. He is professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Simply Trinity, which won the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology/Ethics. His new book is called The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. He is currently writing a Systematic Theology with Baker Academic.

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