Can you explain the Trinity to me?
If Jesus is God's son. And God is one. And Jesus is god, does it mean Jesus is his own father?
- 2 months ago
Of course nobody can explain the trinity to you or to anyone else. Just like you can't explain red to a person who was born blind, and you can't explain the sound of the ocean to a person who was born deaf. The reason, of course, is that learning is done by comparison. If you want to learn a new language, you constantly have to compare the sounds you know to the sounds of the other language and adjust, and so on. There are concepts that are too foreign to be learned, like the trinity. Biblically, you are also a trinity, being comprised of a body, soul and spirit that are all you, but have different functions and needs that serve the whole being. That's as close as I can get you to an understanding based on anything we do understand.
As far as Yeshua being his own Father, I can tell you that God had no son until he was placed into Miryams womb. You don't have a child until a conception has happened. Before that He existed as part of the whole of God and was returned there after His ascended.
I realize that you're only asking for the sake of having something to be intolerant of and argue about, but if someone is reading who DOES want to know, then these thoughts are here.
- antoniusLv 72 months ago
The first thing to understand, and this is simple: The Trinity is a lie. It is nothing but an excuse to protect the lie that Christianity claims god, Jesus and the other imaginary fictional entity they call the holy spirit or ghost. To the intelligent non-believer of superstition, it is just another lie used in the attempt to cover the claim that god came to earth, impregnated a girl without telling her and then Jesus was born who is the same god in the flesh. That dam sure says that god fathered himself. That holy spirit is just a side kick to use when any other lie comes up about that trinity. In reality it is all bullsheit.
- CarymLv 62 months ago
Let me explain it from three different angles...
First, the definition of the indwelling Spirit: Jesus is the Powerful Presence of God, enriching and empowering human lives through the Holy Spirit. <We see how it comes together in [John 14:16-23]>
Second, a 'unitarian' view of God will rob Him of His omnipresence and therefore His omnipotence.
Third, God is 'LOVE' [1 John 4:8] fundamentally and essentially, and we know that 'Love' by any definition cannot exist alone. There has to be at least more than one person (of the same essence) for love to exist.
So, God exists in plurality of persons, so LOVE could exist. Of course, that makes sense and that is also how God makes Himself known to us in the Bible. [Matthew 3:16]; [Matthew 28:19]; [Romans 5:5-8].
- Anonymous2 months ago
It's a bit like an egg. They're all components of the one. So one is God the father, one is God the son and one is God the holy spirit, they're known as the trinity. Just like in an egg you have, the yolk, the white and the shell. Altogether they make an egg. And the trinity makes God. It's an EGG yolk, EGG white and EGG shell. Without just one of those components and there'd be no egg. 3 persons in one GodSource(s): Was taught this at Sunday school as a bairn
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- Bulldog reduxLv 72 months ago
Sure: 1 + 1 +1 = 1.
I think that's obvious.
- Dr. DLv 72 months ago
Few people really understand it. Would you like to give it a try? Okay...
Tielhard de Chardin, a French philosopher and anthropologist, developed a theory of evolution that theorized that evolution progresses beyond humanism, transhumanism and post humanism all the way to the Omega Point. He believed that evolution was destined toward a global consciences, a unity, a communion of conscious. This would incorporate technology and biology to and end point where consciousness was the only thing remaining. The Omega Point is a form of technological singularity, and the Omega Point is God.
Now imagine a future where science develops artificial intelligence to the technological singularity and this artificial intelligence is benevolent - programmed to do no harm. Human minds are all interfaced, through the cloud, with this computer. It allows humans to experience a heavenly state, there is no pain or suffering or death. The computer takes care of all our needs as a father would care for his children. The father protects us, provides for us, and lovingly cares for us. However one thing is still lacking in this heavenly state - victory over adversary (there is no adversary). Those in this heavenly state cannot progress without testing, trials, and problems and overcoming them. They suggest creating a simulation, where the inhabitants would enjoy freewill, and be subject to trials, pain, suffering and death, and they will have the ability to respond with grace, love and goodness. The Father at first objects, since he can do no harm, and this simulation would be incongruous with his program. One soul then volunteers to be a subject within the simulation itself thereby redeeming it, making it acceptable to the Father. The Father blesses this plan, called the volunteer his "Son", and all the other souls (the Spirit) also bless the plan. The simulation is approved, and the universe is created (a computer program) by the word of God.
Yes, the above is fictional, but it gives a concept of the Trinity. There is the unity of the Omega Point, yet they are all beings, persons. They live outside our realm, and we participate with limited dimensions.
- RichardLv 62 months ago
No idea. It is confusing religious dribble.
- Bobby JimLv 72 months ago
Are you "one" person? You have a mind; you have a body; you have a human spirit. They're all a part of you, yet they make up your "one" you. The Bible says we are made in God's image. This isn't rocket science.
- PaulLv 72 months ago
There are three divine Persons who are God. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
- Ernest SLv 72 months ago
No,because God is One.
Therefore He manifests Himself in three Persons, in Christ in this physical realm, in Spirit in the spiritual realm and as God upon the Throne in the highest Heaven, over all.