I called up the archdioses here in Toronto and asked them about the Trinity being needed for salvation, after being transfered to the "theological department" I was told that Salvation for a Christian is based on the belief and Faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he dies for our sins and that he was ressurected and is at the right hand of God, that is the BASIS for salvation for a Christian.
I asked what role the trinity plays in salvation and he said, "None really, the Trinity, simply put, is how some christians view the realtionship between God the father, Jesus, who is also fully God and fully Man, and the HS that is also fully God".
I am paraphrasing of course.
We had a nice discussion for about 30 min and after exchaning views he called me a Catholic Christian in the truiest sense fo the word ( Universal), LOL !
I asked me if I could be a Christian and NOT believe in the Trinity, he answered with a question: DO I believe that Jesus Christ was God?
My reply was that I believe that Jesus is, for all intents and purposes, God for his is our saviour our judge and through him God works his wonders but that I don't believe that Jesus Christ is God the Father and that I believe that the HS is the essence of God and as such has all the qualities of God including God's "personality".
He said, that is more understanding of the Trinity than most trinitarians have !!
I like dthat guy, LOL !