… in a recent debate on baptism, i brought out the didache and the early church fathers to shut down some heretic saying that baptism was not necessary for salvation and that it is merely a symbol. they’ve given me really terrible arguments, but it’s hard to get it through their heads (one said that baptism doesn’t have anything to do with water and is just a profession of faith … even though the word comes from the greek that MEANS to immerse … he ignored that part.
so he did as i expected and said that anything that isn’t in the bible shouldn’t be used to determine theological truths. so i whipped out the “well show me where the trinity is explicitly defined and explained in the bible.” no one has responded yet. what am i going to look forward too? i know it’s vaguely alluded to twice or so, but never really defined clearly as one god in three persons. so in this case i’m playing the devil’s advocate and arguing against the trinity in the bible, but to prove that early christian tradition carries just as much weight in truth. any help?
thanks guys. god bless.