The Trinity is not a contradiction (Francis Landey Patton)

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It is said that the doctrine of the Trinity involves a contradiction. But this is a mistake. The Church does not teach that three persons are one person, but that one Being exists in three persons.

Francis L. Patton, A Summary of Christian Doctrine (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1901), p. 57.
 

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Another one from the same source:

The doctrines of Scripture are so related, that if we deny the Trinity we part company with the gospel.

Francis L. Patton, A Summary of Christian Doctrine (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1901), p. 58.
 

timfost

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It is said that the doctrine of the Trinity involves a contradiction. But this is a mistake. The Church does not teach that three persons are one person, but that one Being exists in three persons.

Francis L. Patton, A Summary of Christian Doctrine (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1901), p. 57.

It's beyond our comprehension and is not analogous to anything in creation, but not contradictory. Thanks for the quote!
 
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