THE TRINITY ABOUT SAINTISM

What is the relation of the trinity with saints?

A saint is a person who is holy or seeks to be holy. The term comes from Latin “Sanctus”, meaning “holy”.

Sainthood in Christianity, recognized by the Church, does not necessarily involve miracles by the saint; it has been defined more precisely as the process of confirming that one lives in God’s grace and calls for imitation of Christ. At first individuals were revered only after their death because many Christians had been persecuted during their lifetimes. Later local communities began to honor their dead saints with monuments and prayers. It became customary among Catholics after an individual’s death to pray for the soul of Saint Anthony, for example, using a prayer called the “novena”, which asks for help in finding lost articles, healing from illness, and other specific needs.

The veneration of saints is practiced both by the Catholic Church as well as the Eastern Orthodox churches. The Catholic church teaches that it does not “make” anyone a saint; rather, it recognizes a saint in Heaven. A saint who has lived or died does not perform miracles and cannot be called upon for help, but those still on earth can ask these individuals to intercede on their behalf through prayer. While many Christians will pray for intercessions in times of need by family members who have died (such as parents), there is no official doctrine or teaching authorizing the veneration of saints in Christianity – except where they are explicitly mentioned in the Bible. 

What is the objective of the trinity house publishers?

This is a Christian publishing company. It was formed in 1940 by three men who were pioneers of radio preaching – Rev Dr Andrew Evans, Dr Donald Grey Barnhouse, and Dr David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981). The first book published was ABR’s [Authorized Bible Reading] commentary on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. We are an interdenominational publisher that exists to serve Christ by equipping Christians with the resources they need for effective ministry. 

What does equipping the saints entail?

To equip means to furnish something with whatever is necessary for its effectiveness or efficiency. When it comes to equipping the saints, this involves providing them with various materials as tools for their Christian lives. Such materials include but are not limited to books, CD/DVDs, MP3 audio downloads and online courses.

How are the saints equipping each other?

Saints have an effect on each other as they encourage one another to live godly lives. Paul talks about this in his letter to the Hebrews: “Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds” (6:1). The word for “consider” here means reflect upon or carefully think about something. Here is some advice from John Wesley—one of the founders of Methodism –for reflection on this verse: Do you pray, read, hear God’s Word daily? Do you spend time with your family in the Word and prayer? Have you lost your first love for God and His people? If so, why is it so? What can be done about it? Can you overcome the sluggishness of your mind by endeavoring to meditate on one verse of Scripture each day or week? Do you show the same concern for those around you as Christ does for His body the church?”

What is some equipping material that trinity house publishers offer?

This is a partial list: [list of available equipping materials] 

Who should buy equipping material from trinity house publishers?

Anyone who has an active interest in reading Christian books. This includes both those who read their Bible daily and also those who take a more casual approach. People who are actively involved in equipping others as pastors, evangelists and teachers should also make use of these materials.

The following is a transcript of the article as it was published at trinityhousetitus.wordpress.com.

The Mission Field Is Your Church: equipping the saints for works of ministry by Tony Garland

For over twenty years, I have been equipping pastors and laypeople, students and teachers with tools to read and understand God’s Word—and undergirding all of that has been my belief in equipping ordinary Christians to serve effectively in the church.   In other words: equipping the saints for works of ministry (Eph 4:12).