Trinity

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Blessed Trinity – God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It is a concept that we use a 3 leaf clover, different forms of water (Liquid, Frozen and Vapor) and using a math problem – it would be 1x1x1=1. God is a triune God.

No illustration is going to be perfect.

But from the very beginning we see God as a Trinity. Notice the plural pronouns “us” and “our” in Genesis 1:26 — Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Though not a complete list, here is some other Scripture that shows God is one, in Trinity:

  • “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” (Deut. 6:4)

  • “I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God.” (Isa. 45:5)

  • There is no God but one. (1Cor. 8:4)

  • And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” (Matt. 3:16-17)

  • “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matt. 28:19)

  • Jesus said: “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30)

This is truly hard for us to understand because  the three divine Persons, though really distinct from one another, are one and the same God because this is a supernatural mystery.  A supernatural mystery is a truth which we cannot fully understand, but which we firmly believe because we have God’s word for it.

Because of this blessing, we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit when we become baptized in Christ.  We will never totally understand God because we live in a 3-dimensional world and God is not limited to space and time.

 

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