Trinity - Different Views  

The Christian Trinity doctrine evolved over many years due to the verdicts at various councils.

Now we say, that if all of history were silent, if no record had come down to us respecting the faith of the first centuries, these creeds themselves would furnish incontrovertible evidence that the doctrine of the Trinity did not exist prior to the middle of the 4th century, and that it was a corruption, gradually introduced, of the true original doctrine. Cheneviere, M. (1832). Essais Theologiques-- Du Systeme Theologique de la Trinite. In Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William et al. (eds), The Christian Examiner and General Review, Volume 12. Boston: Gray and Bowen. p.42


In addition to the official council-sanctioned Creeds, the actual concept of Trinity was disputed by many early Jewish-Christians. The table below detail the various Trinitarian positions held.


1. TRINITY | Jesus is the Father
Jesus Christ is the same personage as God. He is the Father manifest in the flesh. There are not three persons; there is only one God.

KNOWN AS
    Patripassianism
    Monarchianism
    Oneness Pentecostalism
    "Jesus Only"

ADVOCATES
    Noetus of Smyrna
    Praxeas
    Pope Callistus I of Rome (d. 223 AD)
2. TRINITY | Jesus, manifestation of God
Jesus Christ is but one of several modes, or manifestations of the one true God.

KNOWN AS
    Sabellianism
    Modalism

ADVOCATES
    Sabellius
    Noetus at Rome
    Epigonus
    Cleomenes
    Marcellus of Ancyra
    Commodian
3. TRINITY | Jesus, attribute of God
Jesus Christ is but one of several attributes or appropriation, such as power, love, wisdom etc. of a single God.


ADVOCATES
    Monoimus (150-210 AD)
    Peter Abelard (1079-1142)
    Roland Bandinelli
    Pope Alexander III (1159-1181)
    Peter Lombard
    Gilbert de la Porree
4. TRINITY | Jesus, part of God
Jesus Christ is the same thing as the Father, but distinguishable, even as the root is the same as, but distinguishable from the tree, and the sun from its rays. The Father is the "whole", while Jesus Christ is the part.


ADVOCATES
    Tertullian
    Hippolytus
    Novatian
5. TRINITY | Jesus, a Prophet
Jesus Christ is not God except in an 'honorific sense' through the Father's grace, but is subordinate to the Father. He is made of a 'similar' or 'same type of' substance (Homoiousios) as the Father. And, because Jesus was created by the Father, only the Father is eternal.

Jesus is even considered by some to be a great man, prophet, religious leader, teacher, angel sent from God, or a Messiah.

KNOWN AS
    Arianism
    Ebionism

ADVOCATES
    Justin Martyr (100-165 AD)
    Dionysius
    Bishop of Corinth (170 AD)
    Arius of Alexandria (250-336 AD)
    Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339 AD)
    Eusebius of Nicomedia (d. 342 AD)
    Emperor Constantius (337-361 AD)
    97 Bishops at Arian Councils at Antioch (341-344 AD)
    400 Bishops attending Synod of Ariminum (350 AD)
    160 Bishops attending the Synod of Seleucia (359 AD)
    Jehovah Witnesses (Today)
DECLARATION
    Arius' Letter to Eusebius of Nicomedia
    Arius' Letter to Alexander of Alexandria
    Arius' Letter to the Emperor Constantine
    Pronouncement of the Synod of Tyre and Jerusalem (335 AD)
    Confessions of Faith (1st, 2nd, 3rd) of the first Arian Council at Antioch (341 AD)
    Confession of Faith (4th) of the second Arian Council at Antioch (341 AD)
    Confession of Faith (5th) of the Arian Council at Antioch (344 AD)
    Confession of Faith (6th) of the second Arian Council at Sirmium (351 AD)
    Confession of Faith (7th) of the third Arian Council at Sirmium (357 AD)
    Confession of Faith (9th) of the first Synod of Ariminum and first Synod of Seleucia (359 AD)
    Confession of Faith (10th) of the Synod of Nice (359 AD) and Constantinople (360 AD)


Islam is in agreement with Arianism. Muslims believe Jesus, was a great Prophet sent by the Father. He was a Man gifted with many miracles, who successfully delivered the message of Monotheism to his disciples.
6. TRINITY | Trinity (Athanasius)
Jesus Christ is 'begotten' and not created, and is therefore, eternal, and of the same substance (Homoousios) as the Father. But, God is also comprised of three substances (Hypostasis).

KNOWN AS
    Trinitarianism

ADVOCATES
    Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (296-373 AD)
    Marcellus, Bishop of Ancyra (Council at Nicaea)
    Tatian
    Nicene Creed Signatories (325 AD)
7. TRINITY | Three Substances, One Person
The Son, the Father and the Holy Spirit are three individual substances (Hypostasis) that are of one substance (Ousis) analogous to three people (Hypostasis), who are all human (Ousis).

Jesus Christ is 'the Son' (Hypostasis), and 'God' (Ousis). However, since the three Hypostasis are the only form that the Ousis has, or ever will take, the 'Threeness' cannot be separated from the 'Oneness'. The emphasis is on the 'Threeness' over the 'Oneness'.

KNOWN AS
    Contemporary Trinitarianism

ADVOCATES
    Basil of Ceasarea (329-379 AD)
    Gregory of Nyssa
    Gregory of Nazianzus
    Councils at Philippopolis (343 AD)
    Councils at Sirmium (351 AD)
    Councils at Ancyra (358 AD)
8. TRINITY | One Substance, Three Persons
The Son, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are of one substance (Substantia), three persons (Personea). Emphasis on the 'Oneness' over the 'Threeness'. The distinction of 'Persons' is only that of 'Relations'.

KNOWN AS
    Trinitarianism

ADVOCATES
    Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)
    Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
    Athanasian Creed (5th Century) Adherents
9. TRINITY | One Substance Three Persons
The Son, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are of one substance (Substantia), three persons (Personea). The endeavor is to think simultaneously Unity and Threefoldness.

KNOWN AS
    Calvinistic Trinitarianism

ADVOCATES
    John Calvin
10. TRINITY | Three Distinct Gods
Jesus is one of three Gods (in one sense of the term 'God') comprising a Godhead. Yet there is only one God and mankind has the potential to become Gods, just as generations of other worlds have produced Gods.

KNOWN AS
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

ADVOCATES
    Pope Clement I (died 99 AD)
    Origen (185-254 AD)
    Ignatius of Antioch (50-117 AD)
    Barnabas
    Gnostics
11. TRINITY | Valentianism
There exist 16 male/female pairs of emissions (Aeon) from the divine substance; which, along with the Supreme God (Bythius), constitute the Pleroma ('Fulness', Godhead or world of gods).

Jesus is depicted as a man (Aeon or Projection) who descends from the Pleroma in order to impart saving knowledge. Some have suggested that he was the incarnation of Simon Magus.

KNOWN AS
    Valentianism
    Christian Gnosticism

ADVOCATES
    Simon Magus
    Valentius (d. 160 AD)
    Basilides (85-150 AD)
    Ptolemy (100-178 AD)
    Heracleon
SUPPORTING TEXTS
    Odes of Solomon
    Gospel of Truth
    Letters to Flora
    Books of Jeu
    Shepherd of Hermas
12. TRINITY | Hierarchy of Gods
There exists a hierarch of Gods and Jehovah (creator God) being a 'lower God'.

KNOWN AS
    Mendantristism
    Christian Gnosticism

ADVOCATES
    Saturninus (d. 150 AD)
13. TRINITY | Tritheism - Three Gods
Jesus is one of three Gods (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

KNOWN AS
    Tritheism
    Christian Gnosticism

ADVOCATES
    Roscelin (d. 1093)
    John Ascunages
    John Philoponus
    Conon, Bishop of Tarsus
    Eugenius, Bishop of Seleucia in Isauria
14. TRINITY | Bithestic Variants
Jesus was the human body, while Christ was the spirit personage that inhabited the body until the time of Crucifixion. Christ is a part of the Godhead.

KNOWN AS
    Montanism
    Separationism
    Christian Gnosticism

ADVOCATES
    Montanus (156-172 AD)
    Catholic Apostolic Church (Irvingites 1832)
    Church of God in Christ (1907)
    Assemblies of God (1914)
    United Pentecostal Church (1914)
    Pentecostal Church of God (1919)
15. TRINITY | Good God vs Evil God
There are two Gods: the Evil and Merciless God of the Old Testament; and the Good and Merciful God of the New Testament.

There is also the Messiah of the Old Testament, who is seen as the enemy of the Christ of the New Testament. The Christ of the New Testament was not incarnate.

KNOWN AS
    Marcionism

ADVOCATES
    Marcion of Pontus (85-165 AD)
985 views · 4 hrs ago |   •   Author: Guest   •   Updated: 08 Sep 2018
ALL ARTICLES ARE INTENDED FOR GENERAL EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE INFORMATION IS BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT, ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL. ARTICLES ARE LIVE DOCUMENTS AND MAY BE UPDATED WITH NEW CONTENT AT ANY TIME. WHERE AVAILABLE, SOURCES AND REFERENCES ARE CREDITED. IF YOU SPOT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS KINDLY CONTACT US WITH DETAILS
trinity-position

109   videos similar to 'Trinity'

Watch Video 
  Previous Next Article  
Articles
All Articles (106)
10 Commandments - Bible vs Quran10 Commandments - Christian vs MuslimAbrahamic ReligionsAngelsAre you a Muslim?Arius vs Bishop AthanasiusBible - 12% of New Testament copied from Old TestamentBible - Ego Eimi in Exodus 3:14 and John 8:58Bible - Exodus 3:14 TranslationsBible - Jesus in the Old TestamentBible - King James' Missing VersesBible - Lost Books of the BibleBible - Mark 16:9-20 Longer EndingBible - Matthew 28:19: Greek vs HebrewBible - Pagan Texts in the BibleBible - Revelation, A ForgeryBible - The Synoptic ProblemBible - Violence & KillingsBible Authors: Who Wrote It?Bible Errors: 672 VariantsBible History - KJV vs NIVBible NT - Manuscript Dating reveals 250 year gap in evidenceBible OT - Manuscript Dating reveals 1303 year gap in evidenceBible Verses - KJV vs NIVCatholic vs Protestant - BibleCatholic vs Protestant - ChristianityChild Abuse & Grooming Gangs (UK)Child MarriageChristian HeresiesConstantine and ChristianityConstantine, Nicaea and HistoryDid Jesus pray to God or Allah?Early Christian SectsEarly Church CouncilsEarly Church Fathers on Jesus' DivinityEarly Church Fathers on NT GospelsGod vs AllahGod, Evidence ForGods Names and AttributesHow do Muslims pray?Ishmael and Isaac in Bible and QuranJesus - Amongst Savior GodsJesus - Crucifixion in the GospelsJesus - Crucifixion TimingJesus - God of 99 FacesJesus - Resurrection in the GospelsJesus - Resurrection TheoriesJesus - Sons of GodJesus and the 12 DisciplesJesus in the QuranJesus on the Cross or Tree?Jesus the Dying & Rising GodJesus the GodJesus the Jewish ProphetJesus the MuslimJesus the Son of GodJesus the Zodiac Sun-GodJesus vs Isaac - The SacrificeJesus vs Jonah & WhaleJesus vs KrishnaJesus vs PaulJesus vs YeshuaJesus vs ZeusJesus was 30, 40 or 50 years old?Jesus, 12 Disciples and Paul InterviewJesus, Serapis & 7 Pagan GodsJewish BeliefJewish Laws & RitualsMark, Matthew, Luke and JohnMessiah - His Aims & ObjectivesMessiah - Jesus?Monotheism vs PolytheismMuhammad - Most Influential Man in HistoryMuhammad in Bible: He is is altogether lovely - Song 5:16Muhammad in Bible: Kedar rejoice and Sela sing - Isaiah 41/42Muhammad in Bible: Prophet like unto Moses - Deuteronomy 18:18Muhammad in Bible: Select VersesNew Age Movement and Alice BaileyNicene Creed - Council of Nicaea 325 ADNoahide LawsPalestine and Creation of Israel in 1948Paul vs JamesProphets of GodProphets were Sinners?Purpose of LifeQuran - A Mathematical MiracleQuran - Chapter & Verse MiracleQuran - Hafs vs WarshQuran and ViolenceQuran refers to Torah & GospelQuran vs ScienceRoman CalendarTerrorism, the Risk to AmericansThe Lost GospelsThe Prophets PrayerTorah - Did Moses Write It?Torah - Wellhausen/JEDP TheoryTrinity - A Pagan ConceptTrinity - Apostles vs Nicene CreedTrinity - Comparing Father, Son and Holy GhostTrinity - Different ViewsTrinity - Three Are OneTrinity in the BibleWar on TerrorWho did Abraham sacrifice?Women in Religion

Submit Article


3,176 Videos     New videos uploaded every week!

9/11 African Al-Aqsa Alexandria Allah Amish Angel Antichrist Apostasy Apostle Paul Apostolic Aramaic Arch Of Titus Arian Controversy Arius Asherah Astrolog Athanasius Atheism Atonement Baptism Barabbas Bible Canon Big Bang Bin Laden Black Blasphemy Blood Sacrifice Buddhism Caesar Calpurnius Piso Catholic Child Bride Christmas Church Father Codex Colonial Constantine Convert Covenant Crucifixion Crusades Darwin Dead Sea Scrolls Devil Didache Docetism Early Christian Easter Ebionites Economic Hitman Ego Eimi Evolution False Flag Fasting FGM Flavian Gaza Genocide Geomagnetic Reversal Gnostic Golgotha Goliath Gospel Hadith Hebrew Israelite Heresy Hindu Hindu God Homosexual Horus Idolatory Illuminati Incest Injeel Iraq Isaiah ISIS Islamophobia Israel JEDP Theory Jerald Dirk Jerusalem Jewish Temple Jihad Jonathan Cahn Judaism Kaaba King James KJV Knights Templar Krishna Libya Logic Malcolm X Manuscript Mecca Melchizedek Messiah Mithras Monotheism Moon God Morality Mormon Mount Of Olives Mount Sinai Natural Selection Nazareth New Testament New World Order New Year Nicaea Nicene Creed Noahide Obesity Pagan Palestine Paraclete Pharaoh Philosophy Polytheism Pontius Pilate Pope Pornography Protestant Ptolemy Qiraat Quran Quran Miracle Ramban Rasta Red Sea Resurrection Ring Composition Rohingya Roman Rome Sabbath Sacrifice Salvation Satanic Verse Science Septuagint Serapis Shariah Shia Shiva Sibyl Siege Of Jerusalem Sikh Slave Spanish Inquisition Spirituality Srebrenica Sun God Swine Sykes-Picot Temple Mount Ten Commandment Terror Tertullian Titus Flavius Torah Trinity Unitarian Universe Vatican Violence Wellhausen Woman Yeshua Yinon Plan Zakir Naik Zeus Zion Zionism Zodiac  Video Search
ABOUT US
MuslimProphets.com is an educational entertainment website focused on the lives and teachings of 'Prophets of God', including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, who established the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

MuslimProphets.com presents evidences, scripture, photo, video, maps, news headlines, public debates and diverse, 'alternative' views held by Theologians, Apologists, Scholars and Street Preachers.

Take a Site Tour
SCRIPTURES (580)
Torah 5   BOOKS
Psalms 1   BOOK
Apocrypha 381   BOOKS
Old Testament 32   BOOKS
New Testament 27   BOOKS
Quran 1   BOOK
Hadith 10   BOOKS
ARTICLES (106)
Are you a Muslim?
3 mins | Online Test
Trinity - Different Views
986 views · 0 secs ago
Jesus - God of 99 Faces
268 views · 32 mins ago
Quran - Hafs vs Warsh
4214 views · 41 mins ago
Jesus vs Zeus
3453 views · 55 mins ago
Catholic vs Protestant - Bible
985 views · 59 mins ago
Go Social :      Facebook  |    Twitter  |    Youtube
About Us  |  Help/FAQ  |  Contact Us    •    Terms  |  Privacy/Disclaimer  |  Sitemap
In accordance with Islamic etiquette, all prophet names should be followed with 'Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH)'. This is omitted to keep text content minimal.

DISCLAIMER: All content on website is provided for general information and educational purposes only. While information and commentary provided or referenced comes from sources believed to be reliable, this cannot be guaranteed. Links are offered for additional reading, however we do not necessarily support comments on external sites. You are invited to conduct your own research. If you spot any mistake, error or omission of information, kindly contact us so we can correct it. Unless otherwise indicated, all images and content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License distributed by Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, Flickr or Pexels. All Torah, Psalms and Bible Old/New Testament quotes are from The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV) in the public domain. All Quran quotes are from the Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali/Muhsin Khan English translation.