<a href="https://biblicalmissiology.org/author/adam/" target="_self">Adam Simnowitz</a>

Adam Simnowitz

Adam Simnowitz is a minister with the Assemblies of God. He lives in Dearborn, MI. He holds a M.A. from Columbia International University from their College of Intercultural Studies. His thesis is available on this website: "Muslim Idiom Translation: Assessing So-Called Scripture Translation For Muslim Audiences With A Look Into Its Origins In Eugene A. Nida's Theories Of Dynamic Equivalence And Cultural Anthropology: https://biblicalmissiology.org/2016/03/21/muslim-idiom-translation-assessing-so-called-scripture-translation-for-muslim-audiences-with-a-look-into-its-origins-in-eugene-a-nidas-theories-of-dynamic-equivalence-and-cultural-anthro/

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  1. Adam Simnowitz

    I do not know why the word, “Trinity,” is not found in the Bible but the revelation that the one, true God is triune within Himself is present in its text and is not dependent on this word. The same also holds true for other truths such as the Incarnation (i.e. God became man). Coining words to describe a concept, idea, teaching, etc. is common to humanity. For instance, Muslims coined the word, “tawhid” (توحيد), to describe their view of God’s oneness – which is anti-trinitarian – even though this word is not found in the Qur’an. The word, “Trinity,” is derived from the Latin words “three” and “one” and was coined to describe the witness of Scripture that the one God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (e.g. Matthew 28:19). The word, “Trinity,” is known to have been used as early as the late 2nd century A.D. by Theophilus of Antioch as well as by Tertullian in the early 3rd century A.D.

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    Good evening pastor, please why is the term Trinity not found written in the Bible?

  3. Adam Simnowitz

    The following passages also emphasize the importance of love with regard to the commands in the Old Testament:
    Romans 13:8-10
    8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
    James 2:8
    If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well.

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