How to understand God’s trinity.
Is it possible to really understand the Holy Trinity? I have heard some theologians say it is just not possible for man to fully comprehend. God is infinitely wiser and more complex than we can fully understand. But he does want us to seek him, and ask him for wisdom and understanding, in things concerning himself. If we do, he has promised to give it to us. Jesus said in John 10:30 “I and my Father are one. For this saying, the Jews were ready to stone him.” The very first verse of the gospel of John states, John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John goes on to explain that Jesus was and is, that Word. John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” So Jesus and the Father are one, and they were together at the beginning of all things. Jesus is referred to three times in John chapter 1 as, the Word. Of all the names John could have used for Jesus, he used the strange title the Word. The Holy Bible is complete. It was given to God’s prophets and apostles through direct revelation by his Spirit. That same Spirit now guides and directs us through that Word. Jesus told his followers, John 6:63 “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” It is only through God’s word that we know anything about Jesus, our only hope of salvation. Jesus prayed, John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, are not one being, but they are one God. Inseparable in all that is good, and holy, and righteous, and pure about their character. God the Father is love, Jesus is love, his Spirit is love. They are always in agreement, not on which direction they might travel, like Siamese twins, but in the way they think and behave. They can never lie or deceive, they are one in thought, word and deed. Imagine a one carat diamond. Perfect in all its facets. If a jeweler were to split that diamond into thirds, each would be completely a diamond, with all the characteristics of a diamond. Philip asked Jesus if he would show them the Father, John 14:8-10 “Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” Jesus appears to be a bit puzzled at Philips request. Jesus knew that each piece of that perfect diamond was identical. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we begin a journey, guided by his Spirit and Holy Word, to become more like that diamond.