Ante-Nicene Trinitarianism

Again, also the A.D. 170 Church Father Theophilus of Antioch stated:4 "God made all things out of nothing….   God, then, having His Own Word internally within His Own bosom [cf. John 1:18], begat Him — emitting Him as His Own Wisdom before all things….   He rules, and

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is Lord of all things fashioned by Him — He then being with the Spirit of God and the governing Principle and Wisdom…. 

"‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth….   And the Spirit of God moved…and God [Triune, as the Father in the Spirit, speaking forth His Son or Word,] said: “Let there be light!”’ [Genesis 1:1-3]….   In like manner, also the three days which were before the luminaries [Genesis 1:5-13f] are types [or ‘depictions’] of the Trinity of God and His Word and His Wisdom."