Why a Triune God?

One of the ‘strange’ revelations of Scripture is the Triune God.  Critics say that the writers of the Bible were uneducated people.  So how did they come up with the idea of a Triune God.? (Psst, they were Holy Spirit inspired).   

What does ‘Triune God’ or ‘Triune Godhead’ mean?     

Basically it means they are one in essence and three in Person. 

  • They are of the same ‘substance,’ namely ‘God.’  Yet they are three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  
  • They have the same God character like ‘omniscience, omnipotence, holiness, et cetera.  Yet they are three different Persons with different functions.  

Where does this Godhead come from?  

Scripture only reveals that they are eternal.  So we know that, 

  • God is eternal,

‘Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the Name of the Lord, the Eternal God.’  Genesis 21:33

  • Jesus is eternal,

‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.’  Hebrews 13:8

  • The Holy Spirit is eternal, 

‘How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God….’ Hebrews 9:14

Eternally God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit were united in,

  • Peace 
  • Love 
  • Fellowship 
  • Harmony, et cetera.   

A single God cannot love, or understand fellowship, harmony and caring for others.  We can claim that a Triune God can do it all.  But, God is about reality.  How can a single person understand such things as a loving relationship?  That is why the Triune God makes sense.  Look at the fruit of the Spirit, 

‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.’  Galatians 5:22

We can imagine that is what the Triune God is like.  And what they want the Bride to be like.  

Summary

Scripture reveals a Triune God.  It makes perfect sense, especially in the light of the Kingdom of God.  To be continued.

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

8 thoughts on “Why a Triune God?”

  1. You write “One of the ‘strange’ revelations of Scripture is the Triune God. ” but in the Holy Scriptures (i.e. the Old and New Testament) there is no such thing as the trinity.

    God has never presented himself to mankind as Jesus, nor has Jesus ever demanded equality with God nor said he was God. Contrary, whilst God is an eternal Spirit, Jesus had a birth (a beginning) and really died (God cannot die) After his resurrection he clearly said he was no spirit (like his heavenly father is a Spirit).

    In Scriptures is also clearly indicated that Jesus was first lower than angels, but Jehovah God was, is and always shall be the highest. Jesus is now sitting next to God, i.e. not on God’s throne, but at God His side. The Bible tells us also that Jesus is now a high priest before God and the mediator between God and man. In case Jesus would be God he can not be those two previously mentioned characters.

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