Do you believe in the Trinity?
|Posted by GFNSProductions on January 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM|
If you heard a sound and asked, "What or Who is that?" and someone said, "That's Bob!" Would you respond, "No, that's Bob's voice!" Eventhough, you would be right, the other person would be right also, because a person's voice is as much a part of him as his foot or hand. (1 Corinthians 12:15) Who determined that a person's being is limited solely to what is physically attached to the person? In God's case, that would be quite a limitation since He is a spiritual being. (John 4:24) So to say that Jesus is God, is not incorrect, because He is even referred to in the bible as "The Word of God" or God's voice. (John 1:1) So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Fathers one and only Son. John 1:14. In the same sense, to say that Jesus and The Holy Spirit are as much a part of God, as they are His Son, His Word, and His Active Force, is correct since they are all projections of Him. (2 Corinthians 4:4; Hebrews 1:3) That is why the Apostle Paul warned Timothy about getting into quarrels over the meaning of words. (2 Timothy 2:23, 24; Titus 3:9 -11) Because all that these quarrels produce is divisions.
In hopes of not sounding to one sided on this topic, for afterall the wisdom from above is indeed impartial (James 3:17), I feel that it would be negligent to not mention a fact with regard to the topic of the trinity, namely: the word "Trinity" does not appear anywhere in the bible. In light of this fact, do you not think it is wrong to persecute our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ because they choose not to use this term to describe the nature of the heavenly Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? It would be like me creating a word, say "Partagrathria" and then labeling anyone who chooses not to abide by this term and its definition in the explanation of some theological concept as no longer a Christian. (Galatians 5:20) Who knows if years or centuries from now a better term will arise that more adequately conveys the true nature of God. Furthermore, if the term 'Trinity' was so clear in conveying the nature of God, would He would not of added it in the Bible Himself? I'm sure Yahweh has a better term to describe His relationship with regard to His Son, and Holy Spirit than the one we fallible humans have come up with, and in line with the words of the Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians Chapter 4 Verse 6, "Do not go beyond what is written. Then you will not be puffed up in being a follower of one of us over against the other." Or Proverbs 4:6, which says "Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar."
In conclusion, I've heard the term trinity once likened to a suspension bridge in that it is able to support an extraordinary amount of weight due to the tension of the opposing sides/pillars; likewise, the two opposing arguments help to steer Christians away from reaching the two opposite extremes with regard to the identity of Our Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I know I've used this illustration before, but I think it fits well in so many situations with regard to differences in the Body of Christ. I hope you've enjoyed this dosage of once again another Spiritual Chemotherapy session.
Categories: Yahweh, Jesus, Exegetical Studies
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