Taiwo Ademola refutes Reno Omokri on the Trinity

To the more important of Reno Omokri’s assertion, Reno Omokri:

“The Trinity has not always existed. For the first 300 years of Christianity, there was nothing like the Trinity. The word does not exist in the Holy Scriptures. It was introduced by the Holy Roman Catholic Church during the First Council of Nicaea in the year 325 AD’.

I am supposing that Reno Omokri either have never come across the pre-nicean Fathers writings or that he didn’t take his research as seriously as to contact the expanse of literature scholars that’s been written on the subject. Here is why, the Trinity was merely not more than a name given to a concept of the triune nature of God as clearly taught in scriptures. Just like Tawhid (the concept of the oneness) of Allah is taught in the Qur’an without so much as a single mention of that word in the Qur’an, so is the Trinity well taught in the Christian scriptures. To address his point about how the concept of the Trinity is foreign until the fourth century. Here are citations of the church Fathers of between late first to third century:

IGNATIUS (A.D 30–107)

Since, also, there is but one unbegotten Being, God, even the Father; and one only-begotten Son, God, the Word and man; and one Comforter, the Spirit of truth; and also one preaching, and one faith, and one baptism;

The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians Chapter IV

 

But the Holy Spirit does not speak His own things, but those of Christ, and that not from himself, but from the Lord; even as the Lord also announced to us the things that He received from the Father. For, says He, “the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father’s, who sent Me.” And says He of the Holy Spirit, “He shall not speak of Himself, but whatsoever things He shall hear from Me.” And He says of Himself to the Father, “I have,” says He, “glorified Thee upon the earth; I have finished the work which, Thou gavest Me; I have manifested Thy name to men.” And of the Holy Ghost, “He shall glorify Me, for He receives of Mine.”

The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians Chapter IX

For if there is one God of the universe, the Father of Christ, “of whom are all things;” and one Lord Jesus Christ, our [Lord], “by whom are all things;” and also one Holy Spirit, who wrought in Moses, and in the prophets and apostles;

The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians Chapter I

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