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Absolutely: The Trinity

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This and next week TJC is addressing core items we consider “absolutes”; those items often discussed and addressed in cultural dialogs, where we align with God’s word.  We all know people whose life experience and decisions are different and we know God loves us all the same, however His Word is not up for debate as a Kingdom Man/Family.

If you do not agree please respond in our comment section as we would love to have a “curious conversation” and listen to you.


Go therefore and Make disciples of the Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit"

~Matthew 28:19


We Believe in one God, three parts Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


When I was asked to write on the trinity with the instructions to make it relatable to families, I thought I would look at the trinity with the wonder and ignorance of a child and try and answer the natural questions one might ask. 


Who is God? 

God is Light (the Author and creator that reveals all in existence)

God is Love (the care and concern for another's best over the care and concern for themselves)

God is Life (the source of all life in the universe comes from our creator).

References: 1 John 1:5-7; 1 John 4:8 & 16; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Ezekiel 33:11


What is the Trinity? The one true and Most High God manifests himself to us or appears to us in three distinct persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit because he wants a relationship with us, he knows what we need because he designed us this way. God ultimately wants us to know we are not alone and have a relationship with each of us. God is not three separate beings. He is one unified being that presents himself to us in three distinct ways with three distinct centers of intellect, emotion and will.

 

The Father is absolute Power and Authority who is absolutely proud of you desiring you to achieve your very best and live a righteous life that reflects his love through you, his unique and special creation whom he created in His image. 

The Son is God in the flesh who walked among us and knows all of our human emotions. Except that he was blameless and laid down all the power of the universe humbling himself as a servant to take away any excuse from any man who might be tempted to boast, if we follow Jesus, we must follow his example of humility and service without compromising obedience to the Father. Jesus was obedient even to the point of death serving as the perfect blood sacrifice that washes away the sin of the world perfecting the Law given to Moses. 

The Holy Spirit is God who lives and dwells in us and fills the God shaped hole in all of our hearts that no other substitute can fill. We make a place for the Holy Spirit to abide in us through the confession & repentance of our sin and and subsequent commitment to turn from sin. It is the Holy Spirit that gives followers of Christ the power to perform miracles and bear Spiritual Fruit in this life.

References: Isaiah 63:16 & 64:7; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; John 1:1-5 & 15:26; Luke 23:34; Colossians 1:13-16; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:29: Revelations 1:5; John 14:26 & 16:12-15


How can God be three persons, I'm not three persons? We are more than one person to different people. To my son I am a father, to my wife I am a husband, to my sister I am a brother, to my friends I am their friend, and to my colleagues I am their colleague. The Dynamic of these relationships is unique and authentic to each context. God loves us and created us to have relationships with us, he loves us so much that he has a unique love and relationship that is just as unique as each of our different personalities. 


Why would God Manifest as Father, Son and Holy Spirit?  God created us not only as a Physical being in a physical world but as a place for him to dwell in. This physical world has a structure and our creator gave us the power of free will. God the Father is the Creator of the universe and the actual structure of that Universe. All standards for Spiritual and Physical laws of action and reaction are according to his nature and his design. Jesus is our Lord worthy of our submission but also a person we can have a one on one authentic relationship without pretense barrier because he has literally walked in our shoes and when we spend time in the word studying him and meditating on the word he walks with us day to day and is the one closer than a brother. 


Daily Battle Order : 

Discuss with those you care about (family, friends and neighbors)  the nature of God and how the Bible describes the three manifestations of himself to us and be armed with an answer for your faith and your relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Use the Referenced Bible verses to facilitate this discussion. If you have others, please add them to the chat at the bottom of today's DBO page. 


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