Our Name

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Trinitas Church “Trinitas” is a Latin term meaning “triad.”  It was first used by the Early Church Father Tertullian (160-225 AD) to describe the Christian God, who exists as three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  It is the Latin root for the English term, “Trinity.”  We have chosen to name our church “Trinitas” for three reasons.

First, “Trinitas” calls attention to the unique sort of God who is capable, in and of Himself, of accomplishing the wonderful work of salvation called the “Gospel.”  For, God the Father exacts, God the Son vicariously offers, and God the Holy Spirit applies the perfect obedience and death of Christ unto believers which is necessary for our salvation.

Second, Scripture indicates that the mysterious unity between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is a model for the sort honesty, friendship, agreement, and mutual support that is to be manifested within the Church.  As Jesus and the Father are unified within the same Holy Spirit, Jesus prayed on behalf of his followers, the church, “that they may all be one, just as you, Father are in me, and I in you” (John 17:21).

Third, we have chosen the Old Latin term “Trinitas” over the English term “Trinity,” because it reminds us that we are indebted to prior generations of believers who held fast to the Gospel, and labored to develop an ever more precise understanding of it.  In keeping with the mystique of this ancient name, we hope to emphasize that when we worship together on the Lord’s Day (Sunday), we are joining myriads of departed believers who are worshiping before the throne of God in heaven (Heb. 12:22-23).