One of my friends from church sent me this video about a month or so ago. He asked me what did I think about it, and after watching it, I felt appalled. This video is considered quality “scholarship?” Really? He told me he had major problems with the arguments in this “defense” of the Trinity. So, let’s take a moment to observe, shall we?
First, in the opening minutes:
He studied “the attributes of God”; well, let’s see, anyone can study God’s attributes, all you have to do is Google them, you may wind up at a CARM.org or TheoPedia. Also, that’s not scripture my friend, but an interpretation of Scripture, but Scripture is not even brought up. We know that God is relational because of Jesus in the Gospels, and that’s where the idea of the Trinity starts.
Later in the video, the author gets into physics…..ummmmm.. what? NOPE! That is highly anachronistic. The Church Fathers and Mothers formulating the creeds did not have contemporary science in mind. This apologist doesn’t sound smart, he sounds like someone posing to be a person with a lot of knowledge in philosophy
Yeah so this is part of my problem with apologetics, the apologists themselves. They feign intellectual rigor and “logic.” name drop one event in church history, and one science fact they pick up on Wikipedia. Then, these apologists hypocritically condemn more intellectually invested Christians and persons for being “too critical” or “not practical enough.” They want the reputation and reward for acting smart without having to do the real work. In sum, laziness.