Trinity

The term trinity is never mentioned in the bible; however, it’s scriptural. The best example I heard while attending seminary was from one of my favorite professors, Dr. Rick Durst. Dr. Durst said to me, “Think of the trinity this way, Father God is the begetter, Jesus is the begotten. Father God and Jesus are co-equal and share the Spirit between them. The Father is not the Son. The Son is not the Spirit. Yet, the Father is God, The Son is God and the Spirit is God.

The Father raised Jesus from the dead. The Spirit indwells all who believe and follow Jesus. Dr. Durst used an example: If I were to take a piece of you, Ross, and place it over here, it would still be Ross. Remember, there is only one God. Jesus is 100% God and 100% human.

No one can say that God does not understand us. God lived and died just like us, but gave His life as a ransom for ours through his great sacrifice on the cross. Jesus had limitations while on Earth. For example He could not let humans know when he would return after His ascension to heaven. He said only the Father knows the appointed time. Jesus could not destroy the Romans as this was not His Fathers plan. Jesus did not impart His Spirit on the Apostles until He left them because there was no need to, His Spirit was with them while He was on Earth.

Here is a great verse that shows the trinity: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased. ”Mark 1:9-11 (Jesus, Spirit, Father God)

Now for a quote to wrap this up: “Let us not be misled by the foolish argument that because the term ‘Trinity’ does not occur in the scriptures, the doctrine of the Trinity is therefore unscriptural.” F.F. Bruce

Try not to get too confused on the trinity. Basically God is in three persons. There is only one God. God has three roles: God the Father: The Sovereign Ruler of the Universe Jesus:Our Lord and Savior, Redeemer and creator of all things seen and unseen, best friend and confidant. The Holy Spirit: The Comforter, Interpreter of Scripture, The person who guides us, helps us to pray, the person who teaches us, helps us recall what we have been taught, convicts the world of sin, makes it possible to follow God, bringer of peace and much more.

Pastor Ross

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