The Three Persons of the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Some people seem to have a real problem with the concept of the trinity. They use specious arguments such as the word ‘trinity’ does not appear in the Bible. Theological terms have come into being over the centuries in order to encapsulate ideas and concepts contained in Scripture. Just because a term isn’t used in the Bible does not mean that it is ‘unbiblical.’ The bible says that humans are made in God’s image and we are combination of mind, body and spirit, though atheists try to deny it. Creation works on three levels:- (1) on a macro/cosmological level; (2) it works on a human worldly level that we experience day to day; and (3) it also works on a microscopical level.
When Moses asked to see God he was told that nobody had seen Him face to face and lived so God allowed Moses to see a fraction of His glory. Moses must have been so frightened by this he never asked to be shown more. In New Testament terms he was clearly asking to see God the Father. Prior to this event in Exodus chapter 24 Moses and the elders of Israel had prostrated themselves before a figure who was clearly human-like in appearance. Again this in New Testament terms would appear to be God the Son. He appears to be the person of the Godhead whose primary purpose appears to be to communicate with man on a human level, whereas God the Father seems to be the planner behind Creation. One of the aspects of the physical universe that puzzles scientists is that there seems to be a shortage of matter that has been observed in order to account for the movement of galaxies, etc. There is speculation about the existence of dark matter but maybe that it is God the Father that is holding the universe together unseen by man. I understand that the Hebrew word for glory can also mean weight so God’s glory could be holding the universe together. I did hear a preacher once say that Jesus was holding the universe together but what would have happened at the crucifixion if that had been the case? It does not bear thinking about.
If God the Father was strategic planner it would still require those plans to be worked out in the smallest minutiae. That would be the role of the Holy Spirit. To think through all the complexities of DNA for each species requires a meticulous eye for detail. It was only after Jesus had been given the Holy Spirit after his baptism that he was enabled to perform miracles. All these miracles would have required changes on a molecular level, whether to change water into wine or blind men to see. There are times when all three persons of the trinity are working together and it is easy to see God as singular. Yet one of the most common Hebrew names for God is Elohim which is a plural in Hebrew and is used in Genesis chapter 1. (Hebrew plurals end in the suffix -im.) The only time when the Godhead was truly separated was on the cross when Jesus bore our sin. The sky darkened to show that God the Father could not look upon God the Son because he bore our sin. It was only when the light began to return that Jesus knew that sin had been atoned for and cry:- “It is finished.”
David Rose, 2014

About davidgrose

I am a Bible believing Christian, brought up in the Brethren Movement, and now find myself associating with charismatics even though I do not always agree with them. I am in full-time employment. I have interests in history and photography amongst others.
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