THE WORD “TRINITY” IS NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE AND PEOPLE HAVE TO ORGANIZE SCRIPTURE AND THEN CREATE A STORY AS TO WHY THERE ARE REFERENCES TO THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. Taken At Face Value, The Statement In The Name Of The Father And Of The Son And Of The Holy Spirit Would Suggest That The Three Mentioned Individuals Would Share The Same Name. There just does not appear to be any statement that says, “This is God’s Name,” but we are told that God is One, and a name is not the same as a classification or designation of type but a unique means by which people are addressed, although there are many people with the same name, they will all answer that name when called, not the name of another.
People explain many things from the Bible that are not found within its very pages. There are many ignorant and opinionated people, who will say that they only believe what the Bibles states; yet, these people will waffle on about what they heard someone else say, or what they have read in a commentary, as if they found this information between the covers of the Holy Writ themselves.
People who say that they only believe what the Bible states, but consult other works, have to realize that they are operating a double-standard and therefore are of a double mind.
The Psalmist had an issue with people who were double-minded. But he loved the consistency of the Law.
In the book of James, we learn some basic truths about people who are double-minded (which in effect means that they talk nonsense).
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind. (James 4:8)
For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord. (James 1:7-8)
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we have to believe in the Doctrine of the Trinityto be saved. Yet the French-born John Calvin (Wikipedia) contributed to the murder of the Spaniard Michael Servetus (Wikipedia) because the latter said the Bible has no mention of the Doctrine of the Trinity. Calvin, assenting to the murder of Servetus, appears to have purposely disregarded what he would have found written in the Bible:
Any one who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (1 John 3:15)
In the Bible, we find some very clear statements about the Almighty and what is expected of us. Beginning with the book of wisdom, we are challenged about where we stand in relation to the One, Who alone is perfect; Who alone provides salvation.
I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists?Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know! (Proverbs 30:3-4)
I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)
And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. (1 John 3:23)
Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. ( Romans 5:5 )
Whether a person believes in the Doctrine of the Trinity is neither here nor there. What really counts is whether one has a relationship with the Father through the Son, having been baptized in the Holy Spirit.