Monday, April 13, 2009

Christians and the Trinity

Q: Why do we talk about God as father, son, and a spirit? Muslims believe in only one god. Why do Christians believe in three?

A: We don’t have three gods, but three persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That is kind of hard to explain. In fact, no one on this earth knows the answer to it; the Church teaches that it is a “mystery.” Also keep in mind that in the Apostles Creed we say, “I believe in one god.” If you’re willing to do a bit of research you can find some great stuff on the Trinity in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC, 232-267).