The holy Trinity is a doctrine that has been attacked by many over the centuries. After all, the Bible teaches that there is but one God (Deut. 6:4; 1 Cor. 8:4; Eph. 4:6). Both Jews and Muslims have long attacked the Christian for holding to tritheism or polytheism. Both Jews and Muslims claim that they alone are truly monotheists and Christians are not since they claim that the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. Clearly Christians then worship three gods and not one God.
This, however, is not true and Dr. James White shows us that the doctrine of the Trinity (while not easy to grasp with the limits of the human mind) is biblical true. The Bible does teach one God yet the Bible affirms that three persons make up the one true God. These three persons are fully involved in the Bible and they are seen especially in the redemptive work of Christ. Dr. White clearly shows the biblical defense for the Trinity and he also shows how errors have evolved about the doctrine.
This book is very helpful for studying the doctrine of the Trinity or even God Himself (John 17:3). I urge all disciples of Jesus to read it and pray through it.
I just finished reading this masterpiece! I'm really thankful for James White for the great job that he has done in this work. So filled with biblical truth, that Jesus Christ is indeed God Almighty, the Father and the Spirit likewise. Absolutely loved it! Would recommend it to everyone who wants to understand the Trinity.
Dr James R. White has provided Christians a good beginner-to-introductory text for understanding, appreciating, and loving the centrality of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity of divine persons. Though not intended to be an exhaustive study of all the exegetical and historical issues involved, The Forgotten Trinity nevertheless provides the reader with a good grasp of the central issues concerning the being of God, the work, claims and person of Christ, the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, and the historical/exegetical disputes in Church history and today surrounding the divine godhead. Also provided -- at the reader's pleasure -- are longer expositions of several particularly vital issues in the end-notes. Though The Forgotten Trinity could certainly be expanded to include more discussion about proposed counterarguments against White's arguments, overall this book is a thoroughly recommendable text for every layman and elder.
What a great reminder and explanation of what we learned as children! If you were not brought up as a Christian, you will learn how to defend the Trinity when telling others about your new life in Christ.
In the beginning of his book he said that his goal for writing it would be so that we have a deeper love for the truth of our Triune God. But he didn't fulfill that goal in his book. He drags it out a lot and uses a lot of Greek text to defend the Trinity. I don't know Greek so that makes it harder for me to read his book. It seems as if he wrote this book to defend the Trinity against the Muslims. However, the beginning of his book is really good and has some really valuable knowledge. It might be worth buying just because of the first three chapters and to skim through the rest of the book. Or if you hardly know anything of what the Trinity is, this would be a good book. However, I recommend reading your Bible, especially the gospel of John, it has a lot more to say about the Trinity through the revelation of the Holy Spirit.