WHAT IS THE TRINITY?, by David F. Wells

Published on January 24, 2018 by Joshua R Monroe

P&R, 2012 | 43 pages

On several occasions we’ve mentioned our appreciation for P&R’s Basics of the Faith series. The series is a great idea, providing excellent doctrinal summaries in bite-size pieces. We recommend these booklets enthusiastically.

Today’s feature is from David Wells’ booklet, What Is the Trinity? His opening lines are striking, and we thought you’d enjoy!

This much is certain. Had the Christian faith merely been a human invention, Christians would never have come up with the doctrine of the Trinity. This doctrine is too thorny to understand and too difficult to explain for anyone to have deliberately fabricated it. There is no other religion that has anything remotely like this. No, this is not the fruit of our imagination but a doctrine of the way things are. God is triune. Knowing him in his triunity is central to Christian faith. Indeed, without this truth, that faith is not Christian at all.


Here are some other of the booklets from this series:

Philip Graham Ryken, What is the Christian Worldview?  

Daniel Hyde, Why Believe in God?  

David Wells, What is the Trinity?  

Derek Thomas, What is Providence?  

William Evans, What is the Incarnation?  

Brandon Crowe, Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin?   

Ian Duguid, Is Jesus in the Old Testament?  

Guy Prentiss Waters, What is the Bible?  

Gene Edward Veith, Why God Gave us a Book

Burk Parsons, Why Do We Have Creeds?

Craig Troxel, What is Man?  

Richard Phillips, What are Election and Predestination?  

Richard Philips, What is Atonement?  

Sean Michael Lucas, What is Grace?  

Matthew Barrett, What is Regeneration?  

Guy Richard, What is Faith?  

Stephen Smallman, What is True Conversion?  

J.V. Fesko, What is Justification?  

Michael Milton, What is the Doctrine of Adoption?  

Michael Milton, What is the Perseverance of the Saints?  

Stephen Smallman, What Is Discipleship?  

Very Poythress, What are Spiritual Gifts?  

Stephen Nichols, What is Vocation?  

Stanley Gale, Why do we Pray?  

Stanley Gale, What is Spiritual Warfare?  

John Hannah, How Do We Glorify God?  

George Robertson, What Is Evangelism?  

Richard Philips, What Happens After Death?  

Joel Beeke, What is Resurrection?  

Christopher Morgan & Robert Peterson, What is Hell?  

Philip Ryken & Noah Toly, What Is Mercy Ministry?

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What Is the Trinity?

P&R, 2012 | 43 pages

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