I took my baptist stepmom to mass this weekend for the first time, and afterwards she asked me if we thought the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were different beings because of how we pray. I told her no and explained the trinity concept as best I could, and then she told me she believes that the Father is one entity that is God and is the cornerstone for everything, the Son is the Father’s son but is not God, and the Holy Spirit is just a spirit that does the Father’s will. Her reasoning for not believing in the trinity was very poor and confused me greatly.
Is this a common belief baptists hold (first I’ve ever heard of it) and if so could someone please explain it better so if it comes up again I will at least know what she’s talking about? Thanks.