The Holy Trinity

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The Holy Trinity

God the Father

There is but one God who exists in three persons. God the Father sent his Son. The Son did the will of the Father and in so doing brought glory to the Father.

The fact that there is one God who exists in three persons is difficult to understand. That is evident alone by the Hebrew attempt at structuring the way they wrote God’s name in the plural form describing a singular verb or adjective. Yet it is important to understand in order to be able to develop a right relationship with God. Each Person of the Trinity is an infinite being. Humans, in their finite thinking, can only offer finite explanations of how this can be. One way is seen by adding infinity to infinity to infinity. Three infinite things do not just add up to three more infinite things but one infinite thing. Similarly, the three infinite Persons of the Trinity add up to one infinite Godhead.

God the Son

The second person of the Trinity, he is the one who gave up his own life that man might have a relationship once again with God the Father.

Jesus being the second person of the Trinity walked on earth as a man and in so doing provides an example of how God wants his people to behave and worship him. Jesus was perfect just as the Father is perfect. As Christians look at Jesus’ life and develop characteristics of him into their lives they are becoming more like God wants them to be and developing that perfection which is pleasing to God.

God the Holy Spirit

The third person of the Trinity, he is the one who enables people to truly worship and obey God. He is the teacher and the guide to the truth of the Father.

The Spirit is the promised guide and reminder of all that Jesus taught while He was on Earth. By keeping in touch with the Holy Spirit we are able to worship God as He truly wants to be worshipped. Click here for the attributes of the Holy Spirit.