The Trinity

The Logical Explanation of the Trinity

June 4, 2020
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God is an inwardly lawful being. An inwardly lawful being is righteous, blessed, and holy. Righteousness is lawfulness; blessedness is the union of lawfulness and happiness; and holiness is their identity. The divine nature is one according to the universal concept, but three according to the particular conception thereof. And the persons are moral subjects, divine particulars, to whom the divine nature belongs, as a universal predicate. There are therefore three divine persons conceivable, distinguished by the fundamental attributes of divinity, which are identified in one nature.

Gress, Julian, 2019, Christ Condemned: On the Incarnation and the Trinity 3, 35–36, 91–92

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Credo

July 27, 2019
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God is an inwardly lawful being, righteous, blessed, holy.

There is one God, invisible, who has appeared to us in Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is innocent, thought condemned, being nonlegally righteous as God.

For the Father, who is God unconditionally, unconditionally condemns the Lord Jesus Christ; the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, submits himself to the condemnation of the Father, in dependence on him; and the Holy Spirit justifies Christ in his submission to the Father’s condemnation, in dependence on the Father and the Son, who depend on one another in the his procession.

Wherefore, the Father is the righteousness of God, the Son is his blessedness, and the Spirit is his holiness. And these three are one God, righteous, blessed, and holy, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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My Book

November 17, 2017
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The title of my book is Christ Condemned: On the Incarnation and the Trinity. It is a philosophical and theological exposition of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

Christ Condemned is currently being prepared for publication. Here is the description from the back cover.

“How is it possible for God, who does not change, through the very same law that destroys sinners, also to save them?” –Christ Condemned, Introduction

Christ Condemned is a defense of the orthodox doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity. It is philosophical and theological, with proofs from reason, Scripture, and proofs of the proofs from reason from Scripture. It demonstrates that these doctrines are necessary to the Christian faith, grounds of the possibility of salvation, without which no man can be saved. It also defends the critical philosophy at the basis of its whole endeavor. It is of especial benefit to pastors and students of theology or philosophy, who wish to understand and defend the Incarnation and the Trinity. The book answers fundamental questions regarding these doctrines, and is the beginning of a systematic theology of the Christian faith.

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