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The Trinity in Genesis Chapter 1

February 8, 2019

It is clear the doctrine of ‘three persons in one Godhead’ is established from the beginning of Scripture. Let’s study the following verses …

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” – Genesis 1:1-2

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” – Genesis 1:3-5

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” – Genesis 1:26

Here is affirmation in the New Testament …

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” – John 1:1-3

Confusion of the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit) by many as being ‘3 Gods’ …

Man forgets he himself has three attributes – body, soul and spirit. Each serves a different function or purpose. The God of the Bible similarly has 3 attributes that each serves a different function in the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

In His infinite wisdom God relates with man as ‘3 persons of the Trinity’ because:

1) no man can see God and live;

2) God comes as SON in the person of Jesus Christ so that He can physically be with man (Emmanuel);

3) God comes as Holy Spirit so that He can dwell in man and be man’s Helper and Comforter continually. (Psalm 10:14, 30:10, 54:4; John 14:16, 26; John 15:26; John 16:7-11)

Also, in various stages of his life, a man is also a SON to his parents; a BROTHER to his siblings; a NEPHEW to his uncles & aunties; a COUSIN to his extended family; a HUSBAND to his wife; a FATHER to his children; a FRIEND to his friends; a TEACHER to his students; a BOSS to his staff; etc.

Clearly while man has more ‘persons’ than God Himself, he the man is still one man.

Other ways to help the ‘confused’ to comprehend the Trinity of the Bible are for them to ponder the following, too:

1. SUN > orb in sky + sunlight + heat < 3 attributes but it’s the same one sun!

2. WATER > liquid state + gaseous state (steam) + solid state (ice) < 3 attributes but it’s the same one cup of water!

Kapish, folks?

From → Spiritual

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