Have you ever done a google search on the Trinity? My goodness, is all I can say. I was searching for something on the Trinity, a short version if you will so that I could bring it to those who might have questions. Lord have mercy! You can’t find a short concise commentary on the Trinity. And I really don’t understand why. I don’t think God meant it to be so complicated that you couldn’t understand it unless you had a Doctorate degree in Theology. If your like me, your eyes glaze over and your head feels like it will explode if you read all the very detailed, over analyzed material on the Trinity.
Now, the trinity is very important in Christian Doctrine, I don’t want you to think it’s not. God made salvation and life eternal very simple. He sent His Son to act as a sacrifice for our sins, so that through His blood, we might gain forgiveness for our sins. Pure and simple!
So let’s not make the trinity so difficult that no one can understand it’s glorious meaning and Gift! There are many examples in the Bible of the 3 sides of God. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
If you think about it very simple you won’t have any trouble. But if you approach it like it’s a rubiks cube you’ll spend a lifetime trying to put it together and never quite get it, or maybe your like Einstein and would get it in 5 minutes. But if your like me, think of it like, it’s one of those beautiful nesting dolls, when you open it there’s another inside, and when you open that one, there’s another inside, each more beautiful than the first. You can use all 3 dolls separate or you can put them all together to make one, but yet when you look at it, you know there is a secret inside!
We know about God, the creator of the universe and mankind. We all agree that he sent His Son to save mankind. If you don’t than your lost in your sin.
Let’s start with what Jesus said to the disciples in Mathew 28:19 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age. That should tell you right there who Jesus was and how He fit into the trinity.
Let’s move on to John 17 where Jesus is praying for all believers right before He was captured. He said this: Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” Hallelujah!!
Let’s talk about Jesus’s words to the disciples promising the Holy Spirit. “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. Hallelujah again!!
Isn’t it great that we have these assurances and promises from God! Think about it for a minute, if you or I were just hours away from a horrible death, and we knew what was coming, do you think we would be worried about the world or the people in it?
Instead of begging for His own life, or running from certain death, Jesus knelt in prayer and prayed for us!!!!! So that we might understand the gifts of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!! What a precious gift He gave us. Don’t throw it away because you don’t understand it. If you truly seek God and truth in prayer, He will guide you into understanding!! I can testify to that!!! So bow your head and ask God for the wisdom of Solomon, the understanding of Solomon and ask for guidance and your eyes will be opened!