Monday, March 17, 2014

Partialism: The Problem With Patrick's Clover

St. Patrick famously, or rather infamously, used a three-leaf clover to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Though well-intentioned, the illustration, like virtually all Trinitarian metaphors, teaches heresy. In the case of the three-leaf clover, it teaches partialism which teaches that God is one in three parts. The following video humorously explains this in more detail in addition to other Trinitarian and Christological heresies.

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For more:
Ontological vs. Economic Trinity: What's the Difference
Martin Luther on how John 1:1 Contradicts Modalism & Arianism
Ware on the Trinity & Relationships
"For the Doctrine of the Trinity" by RC Sproul
DeYoung on the Trinity 
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"Christian Theology": Blogging Through Erickson - Theology Proper 20
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