The Mystery Of The Trinity

There are so many unanswered questions about God. The super majority will remain unanswered because we are not meant to be able to understand, nor do we have the capacity understand the mysteries of God. For example, we cannot wrap our head around the fact that He always was, is, and will be. Everything that we can conceptualize has a beginning except God. He defies a large part of our logic. One such aspect that has been partially rationalized is how God is a Trinity: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

In our human timeline according to the Bible, we knew God the Father first, then He sent His Son down to us. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, the Lord sent the Holy Spirit to be with us. Each of these three distinct entities are part of the same one true God. They are equal in nature. You can see from Genesis where God would speak using words such as “let Us make” or “Our.” Most people do not realize this but we can actually pray to each entity instead of just the Father. Personally, I do generally pray to the Father the most, but also pray to the other two as well. Concerning the Great Commission, Jesus did say to baptize the nation in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

I just want to give some rare real world examples that are best for understanding this Trinity nature. First would be water at its triple point. Simultaneously, it is a gas, liquid, and solid. Three different entities of the same substance. Another example is time itself. Past, present, and future are distinctly different but of the same nature. There are 3 dimensions to this single being.

It may seem strange when you compare Jesus’ words and actions to this description. Jesus prayed to God the Father. This was a talking point by many deniers that Jesus was simply a prophet. He was talking to a distinct Personhood in the Father, as they did all throughout the Word. John even said, in the beginning was the Word, Jesus Christ (the Son), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. So Jesus was not a prophet and he wasn’t praying to himself. I hope this gives you all a basic idea of how to rationalize such a difficult topic.

1 John 5:7-8 – For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent explanation, Lawson!

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    You are aware , I hope , that the Trinity as a concept was created by the church?
    Even highly qualified theologians have been unable to fully explain this doctrine.

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    1. th3platform says:

      The term I would say was coined by the church, but not the reality of it existing. It is not something that can be fully explained. This only scratches the surface.

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  3. The Light of God can be seen; the Love of God can be felt; the Spirit of God can be sensed. The invisible Father can be seen in the visible Son and moved by the Holy Spirit within. The silent, still rest of our Father can be experienced as his presence manifests in us and we are quickened with the life of his Spirit! His movement and rest, both visible and invisible can be experienced. These are some of the ways I experience the trinity, the three-in-one as the Christ in me, the two become one new creature, one new creation! “O taste and see that the LORD is good!” “Behold his glory and with unveiled face we are transformed into His likeness!” “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature/new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” Whether we take it in faith by grace or we experience or encounter directly, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” is the mystery hidden for ages and generations but revealed to us! (Colossians 1:26-27)

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    1. th3platform says:

      Beautiful comment ma’am

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      1. thank you most kindly. God bless you!

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  4. Burhanuddin1 says:

    God has no parts

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    1. lptrey says:

      My God does sir.

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      1. Burhanuddin1 says:

        Go and learn about the trinity. The triune God has no parts. It’s not difficult and no mystery.

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      2. lptrey says:

        The God of Israel does. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

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  5. Burhanuddin1 says:

    Why do you delete the info? Boo. Coward. Is this effects of being inhabited by HS?

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    1. lptrey says:

      Not afraid lol. I looked it up but I’m not going to read blasphemy.

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      1. Burhanuddin1 says:

        You don’t have to. That’s your opinion. Fact is in orthodox trinitarian tradition God has no parts.

        God without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God’s Absoluteness

        To call Thomas Aquinas and the Reformed scholastics “blasphemy” is a bit arrogant, don’t you think?

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      2. lptrey says:

        On the contrary the arrogance would lie with anyone who questions that the Lord is a Trinity. It’s stated clearly in the inerrant Word of God.

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  6. Sure They are, thanks for enlighten me about it. God bless you brother. 🙂

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    1. lptrey says:

      My pleasure!

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