Thread: Lee's Trinity
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: Lee's Trinity

Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
You are correct, though I wouldn't use the word ‘invent’. The support for the doctrine comes directly from the Bible.

I was thinking about this whole topic and a certain peculiarity of the LC struck me. It is not uncommon for LC members to refer to God as the Triune God or the processed and consummated Triune God. I even remember hearing proclamations like praise the Triune God! So in the LC, this doctrine of the Trinity is more of a construct than anything else. There is a song they sing, it goes something like this: “Now the Triune God has come to dwell within, as the wonderful Spirit in us…” We both agree that the “Triune God” (Trinity) is a doctrine. According to this song, a doctrine comes to dwell within, no?

I’m not really trying to be sarcastic, but I do think it’s worth pointing out some of these absurdities. Lee’s teaching on the Trinity serves as ‘container’ which he tried to squeeze God into. Notably, he taught that each of the Trinity is synonymous with the other. Instead of following the distinctions found in the Bible (like Jesus praying to the Father), Lee chose to blur everything into his own construct of God. It makes sense then why LC members prefer to use terminology like Triune God instead of being more specific as to what they're talking about.
I should have said develop I suppose, couldn't think of the right word at the time. You make a good point. Also consider that many in denominations will just say "God", referring to either the Father, Son or Spirit, or all three. I find it better to use "Triune God" to emphasize the whole 3-persons of the Trinity. Also, the use of the word Triune God often, should prove that Lee is a Trinitarian.
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