This is not really enough for a full-length post, just a little something to stir the waters and keep the blog going over here.
I think it’s unfortunate that the doctrine of the Trinity is not explicitly taught anywhere in Scripture. (I know, it’s not explicitly taught but it can be easily inferred from several key passages throughout Scripture.)
Why? Because this gives ammunition to Catholics who seek to defend their view of Scripture as subservient to the Church and its tradition. (“The Trinity isn’t anywhere in Scripture. It only came about several centuries after the last of Scripture was written, and that because of Church tradition.”)
It also gives ammunition to premillennial dispensationalists whose belief system (of which the secret pre-trip Rapture is part and parcel) is not taught explicitly anywhere in Scripture, but can be deduced from Scripture if certain key verses are interpreted in a certain way.
What say you, people?