Personally, I am of the opinion that we should not use words that, again in my opinion, re-define what the bible actually teaches. Although texts can be used to 'prove' the existence of purgatory, this is not something the bible ever mentions and so I am simply not prepared to accept that it is a valid 'Christian' term or doctrine. Why should I treat the doctrine of a holy 'Trinity' any differently?
Now, don't misunderstand me! I believe that Yahweh is revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and these divine facets are inextricably linked and inseperable. But I believe this from interpreting a range of passages and drawing inferences; and, except in the context of posts like this, I refuse to refer to the idea by some post-biblical name invented by a Roman insitution that had already abandoned the message and body of Jesus. (I refer here to the church institutionalised by the Roman Empire, not the later Roman Catholic denomination.) In other words, my belief is based upon what the bible actually says, not the doctrinal teaching of others who invent new words and rules.
I would be very interested to know what others think, but prefer to keep it all polite and respectful!
Edited by Tyler John, 03 October 2012 - 08:07 AM.