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Nov 17, 2020

The challenges and dangers of Trinity study may help one appreciate why the UCA exists (wish it didn’t, though). Mark Cain considers four layers of difficulty when digging deep into the Trinity. 

  1. The warning label
  2. The difficulty
  3. The extra-biblical content
  4. The need for church history

If you take this journey, you may win the prize! Yay.



  • Matthew 1:18 - The genesis of Jesus
  • Mark 13:32 - The son does[n’t] know the day
  • Luke 1:30-33 - Gabriel on Jesus’ birth
  • 2 Timothy 2:14 - Quarrels about words
  • Acts 20:20 - Paul didn’t hold back anything profitable


  • (01:07) Gutenberg and the internet
  • (02:55) We should not exist
  • (04:34) Christmas story that we "hear"
  • (06:38) Discomfort looking into the Trinity
  • (07:41) Challenge #1, the warning label
  • (10:03) Challenge #2, it is difficult (release valve)
  • (13:52) Challenge #3, extra-biblical content (speculation buzzer)
  • (19:13) Challenge #4, need for church history (bait and switch at dealership)
  • (22:34) The need being served by the UCA
  • (25:18) Mark and his non-authority
  • (26:02) Jackie Thompson from Ireland


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