I am back in my series Essentials: What Every Christian Needs to Know this Sunday at Harvest. My topic will be “The Holy Spirit and You.” I hope you can attend or check out the webcast.
Here is an excerpt from my message in which I will talk about the Trinity.
The Triune nature of God
The Bible teaches there is one God. Yet, the Bible also teaches that the “One God” is a Trinity, not three but still one God.
The New Testament clearly distinguishes three Persons who are all simultaneously active. They are not merely modes or manifestations of the same Person.
The Father is not the same Person as the Son. The Son is not the same Person as the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit is not the same Person as the Father.
There is one God, and this one true God exists in three co-equal and co-eternal Persons.
They are not three Gods and nor three Beings. They are three distinct Persons, yet they are all the one God.
They are in absolute perfect harmony, consisting of one substance. They are co-eternal, co-equal, and co-powerful.
You can’t really explain it
If we could fully explain God, then we could fully explain the Trinity,
but we can’t fully explain either. As it has been well said, “Try and explain this, and you’ll lose your mind; but try to explain it away, and you’ll lose your soul!”