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The Trinity: Worship and Belief

How do Christians show belief in the Trinity through worship and belief?

 

Belief in the Trinity - God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - is central to the Christian faith. They believe that God is three in one:

  • God the Father created the world.
  • Jesus, the Son, came to earth in human form - incarnated - to die on the cross for the sins humans have created, offering humans a way to a relationship with God.
  • The Holy Spirit - sometimes referred to as 'the Helper' in the Bible - is sent to offer strength, support, and courage to believers, helping them to fulfill the will of God.

 

Christians show their belief in the Trinity in a number of ways:

  • Prayers - prayers, such as The Lord's Payer, make reference to the Trinity. Christians sometimes say prayers 'in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.'
  • Creeds - the Nicene Creed and Apostles' Creed make specific references to the Trinity.
  • Worship - Christians sing songs in church that often refer to the Trinity.
  • Some Christians make the sign of the cross when they pray.