Relationship between the Doctrines of Trinity and Humanity from the Theological Viewpoints
Keywords:Trinity, threefold, Elohim
This research analyzed the relationship between the doctrine of Trinity and the
doctrine of humanity. The main purpose of this research is to analyze the
word Elohim (plural) and trinity, a unity of three coeternal persons and their
relationship to the doctrine of humanity, especially terminology body, soul and
spirit as a threefold union. The Bible explains that human were created according
to God’s image and likeness (Gen 1:26, 27). The Hebrew word God in Genesis
1:26 is Elohim. According to theologians, the word Elohim implies Trinity.
Adventists’ understanding of Trinity as stated in the Seventh-day Adventist
Fundamental Belief, as follows: “There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit a
unity of three coeternal Persons.” According to Ellen White in Education (p. 15),
“When Adam came from the Creator’s hand; he bore, in his physical, mental, and
spiritual nature, a likeness to his Maker.” Apostle Paul also writes in 1
Thessalonians 5:23 “… may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire,
without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The Bible uses this term
as a threefold union, to signify the unity of human being as a whole person.
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