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This blog-post is a little different than past blog-posts in that I will be showing you briefly my first argument for the Christian Trinity. My argument is called “The Lovely Trinity Argument” and was heavily inspired by the works of C.S. Lewis, especially his arguments in Mere Christianity. The argument resides on the central question found in premise seven and is actually what I asked myself a few years ago when the original concept for the argument began to take shape in my mind. Shout out to my friend, Kevin King, for helping me fine-tune my argument to make it as logically airtight as possible. Here is the argument down below presented in a premise-by-premise structure like almost all other philosophical arguments:
The Lovely Trinity Argument
By Christopher Cribari
- Before Creation, there was God (✝).
- God was alone and nothing existed, except for God before Creation.
- Therefore, God is the objective standard for all things pertaining to morality and the like, including love because He is all that existed.
- Thus, God is love (✝), love is God*, and God is all-loving.
- Love is an action expressed towards an object.
- Love is actively expressed from person to person.
- But if God is love, love is God, and God is all-loving, who would God love?
- A Unitarian God cannot love Himself because He is one person.
- Thus, God would need to be 2 or more than 2 persons to actively express love, in order for God to be love, for love to be God, and for God to be all-loving.
- Therefore, God is one being (✝), but multiple persons.
- But in order for love to be expressed for others to see, there has to be a third party or person.
- Thus, a Binitarian God cannot love another person without a third party or person to validate that love.
- Therefore, God is one being, but three persons (✝).
- Hence, the doctrine of the Trinity is true because it validates that God is love, love is God, and God is all-loving, while at the same time affirming that God is triune.
- For God is a Trinitarian God: one being, but three persons.
* = C.S. Lewis penned “love is God” in his work, Mere Christianity, in chapter 4 of book 4 entitled “Good Infection.”
✝ = Biblical References
- Premise 1) Genesis 1:1, Hebrews 1:10
- Premise 4) 1 John 4:8, 16
- Premise 10) Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Timothy 2:5a
- Premise 13) 2 Corinthians 13:14
Well, that is my argument for the Christian Trinity and I hope it helps you wherever you are in relation to God. If you would like to hear my newer argument for the Christian Trinity, click here. With that, Godspeed and Jesus bless!