|Theories On Trinity|
|1Jesus is the Father|
|Jesus Christ is the same personage as God. He is the Father manifest in the flesh. There are not three persons; there is only one God.
Noetus of Smyrna
Pope Callistus I of Rome (d. 223 AD)
|2Jesus, manifestation of God|
|Jesus Christ is but one of several modes, or manifestations of the one true God.
Noetus at Rome
Marcellus of Ancyra
|3Jesus, attribute of God|
|Jesus Christ is but one of several attributes or appropriation, such as power, love, wisdom etc. of a single God.
Monoimus (150-210 AD)
Peter Abelard (1079-1142)
Pope Alexander III (1159-1181)
Gilbert de la Porree
|4Jesus, part of God|
|Jesus Christ is the same thing as the Father, but distinguishable, even as the root is the same as, but distinguishable from the tree, and the sun from its rays. The Father is the "whole", while Jesus Christ is the part.
|5Jesus, a Prophet|
|Jesus Christ is not God except in an 'honorific sense' through the Father's grace, but is subordinate to the Father. He is made of a 'similar' or 'same type of' substance (Homoiousios) as the Father. And, because Jesus was created by the Father, only the Father is eternal.
Jesus is even considered by some to be a great man, prophet, religious leader, teacher, angel sent from God, or a Messiah.
Justin Martyr (100-165 AD)
Bishop of Corinth (170 AD)
Arius of Alexandria (250-336 AD)
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339 AD)
Eusebius of Nicomedia (d. 342 AD)
Emperor Constantius (337-361 AD)
97 Bishops at Arian Councils at Antioch (341-344 AD)
400 Bishops attending Synod of Ariminum (350 AD)
160 Bishops attending the Synod of Seleucia (359 AD)
Jehovah Witnesses (Today)
Islam agrees in part with the Arian Trinity Theory. That Jesus, was a Prophet sent by the Father. He was a special Man who performed numerous miracles and delivered God's monotheist message to his disciples.
|Jesus Christ is 'begotten' and not created, and is therefore, eternal, and of the same substance (Homoousios) as the Father. But, God is also comprised of three substances (Hypostasis).
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (296-373 AD)
Marcellus, Bishop of Ancyra (Council at Nicaea)
325 AD Nicene Creed Signatories
|7Three Substances, One Person|
| The Son, the Father and the Holy Spirit are three individual substances (Hypostasis) that are of one substance (Ousis) analogous to three people (Hypostasis), who are all human (Ousis).
Jesus Christ is 'the Son' (Hypostasis), and 'God' (Ousis). However, since the three Hypostasis are the only form that the Ousis has, or ever will take, the 'Threeness' cannot be separated from the 'Oneness'. The emphasis is on the 'Threeness' over the 'Oneness'.
Basil of Ceasarea (329-379 AD)
Gregory of Nyssa
Gregory of Nazianzus
Councils at Philippopolis (343 AD)
Councils at Sirmium (351 AD)
Councils at Ancyra (358 AD)
|8One Substance, Three Persons|
|The Son, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are of one substance (Substantia), three persons (Personea). Emphasis on the 'Oneness' over the 'Threeness'. The distinction of 'Persons' is only that of 'Relations'.
Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Athanasian Creed (5th Century) Adherents
|9 One Substance Three Persons|
|The Son, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are of one substance (Substantia), three persons (Personea). The endeavor is to think simultaneously Unity and Threefoldness.
|10Three Distinct Gods|
|Jesus is one of three Gods (in one sense of the term 'God') comprising a Godhead. Yet there is only one God and mankind has the potential to become Gods, just as generations of other worlds have produced Gods.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pope Clement I (died 99 AD)
Origen (185-254 AD)
Ignatius of Antioch (50-117 AD)
|There exist 16 male/female pairs of emissions (Aeon) from the divine substance; which, along with the Supreme God (Bythius), constitute the Pleroma ('Fulness', Godhead or world of gods).
Jesus is depicted as a man (Aeon or Projection) who descends from the Pleroma in order to impart saving knowledge. Some have suggested that he was the incarnation of Simon Magus.
Valentius (d. 160 AD)
Basilides (85-150 AD)
Ptolemy (100-178 AD)
Supported By Texts:
Odes of Solomon
Gospel of Truth
Letters to Flora
Books of Jeu
Shepherd of Hermas
|12Hierarchy of Gods|
|There exists a hierarch of Gods and Jehovah (creator God) being a 'lower God'.
Saturninus (d. 150 AD)
|13 Tritheism - Three Gods|
|Jesus is one of three Gods (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
Roscelin (d. 1093)
Conon, Bishop of Tarsus
Eugenius, Bishop of Seleucia in Isauria
|Jesus was the human body, while Christ was the spirit personage that inhabited the body until the time of Crucifixion. Christ is a part of the Godhead.
Montanus (156-172 AD)
Catholic Apostolic Church (Irvingites 1832)
Church of God in Christ (1907)
Assemblies of God (1914)
United Pentecostal Church (1914)
Pentecostal Church of God (1919)
|15Good God vs Evil God|
|There are two Gods: the Evil and Merciless God of the Old Testament;
and the Good and Merciful God of the New Testament.
There is also the Messiah of the Old Testament, who is seen as the enemy of the Christ of the New Testament. The Christ of the New Testament was not incarnate.
Marcion of Pontus (85-165 AD)
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