by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
The Bible never uses the word “Trinity” even once, yet the Trinity is central to Christian doctrine and teaching. In some circles of Christendom, the Sunday after Pentecost is celebrated as Trinity Sunday.
Just prior to Jesus’ ascension into heaven, He commanded His disciples to go into all the world teaching all nations and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is most significant that He did not say in the names of.
We worship a triune, God–three in one. Ours is a monotheistic faith. There are three distinct persons, yet one God. Because that is the case, we address the entire godhead in our worship. It does not focus solely on one member of the Trinity, nor should it. That is also why we baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.