The Trinity is a concept that is
impossible for any human being to fully understand, let alone explain.
However, God does give us a way to understand it through His Word, "For
the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"
- Romans 1:20.
God is infinitely greater than we are,
therefore, we should not expect to be able to fully understand the
Godhead. However, living by faith in the Bible teaches us that the
Father is God, Jesus is God, and the Holy Spirit is God too. The Bible
also teaches that there is only one God, but He is in the form of all
three. Though we can understand some facts about the relationship of the
different persons of the Trinity to one another, ultimately, it is
incomprehensible to the human mind. However, this does not mean it is
not true or not based on the teachings of the Bible.
The most simplest
form I have ever learned about explaining the Trinity is by describing
an egg. An egg has three different parts, the shell (The Father, who is
over all), the white (The Son who is the middleman between God and man),
and the yolk (The Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of God that gives life
to every soul that receives the Son). Each part is different, yet is a
What Do These Three
Persons Of God Represent?
God is one God, the Almighty, creator of
heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. The great gift of
believing in God without seeing Him is the gift of Faith, it has been
given by God Himself because all gifts come from Him. God is the source
of all things, in fact, in Him we move, we live, and we have our being.
in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your
own poets have said, For we are also his offspring."
- Acts 17:28
God is omnipresent, meaning He can be in
several places all at once, He can hear all who pray to Him all at once.
He is the infinite source of all existence, the eternal being with no
beginning or end. He lives in heaven surrounded by His Majesty and
perfections, He is clothed with unreachable light. He is the Almighty,
the all knowing and all loving God. He is Creator of all and Father of
all who believe in Him, the Omnipotent (all powerful) who knows and is
in control of all things. “I
am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which
is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. I am he that
liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and
have the keys of hell and of death.”
- Revelation 1:8,18.
God is not separated
or divided because He is One, He merely appears as different persons in
order to express His infinite fullness which is incomprehensible by us
finite creatures. Just as a man cannot divide his body from his mind and
soul, God is not divided. His works are perfect, His thoughts and ways
are above those of all His creatures, His Majesty and power is
unequaled, His merciful Love is unfathomable and it is the gift by which
we are saved. “But
God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through him.”
- Romans 5:8,9.
Jesus (God, The Son)
God is Jesus in the flesh, seeing the misery
of His creation, He condescended Himself to redeem us from this curse
and in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. He took it upon Himself to
be the punishment due to us for our sins. In order to save us, He
offered His works, His body, His sufferings, and His life as a sacrifice
to be the permanent atonement for our sins so that in Him we can find
eternal Life. "Christ
hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:
for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the
blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ;
that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."
- Galatians 3:13-14.
God spoke through
the prophets and foretold a plan for all His people, He promised a new
way of life, something similar to the first of the Jews from slavery of
the Egyptians. When the time had arrived according to Divine Providence,
the awaited Messiah came into the world, born of Mary, who was a virgin,
and conceived by the Power of the Holy Ghost. “And
the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with
God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a
son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be
called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the
throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob
for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto
the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel
answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the
power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy
thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
- Luke 1:30-35.
Jesus is our Lord, our God, our Savior, The
Messiah, the Redeemer, The King of Kings, The Alpha and the Omega, the
Good Shepherd and much more. Jesus is God, Jesus reigns, Jesus is
Holy Spirit (God, the Holy Spirit)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, it is
God, it is His powerful action that fills a soul with Life. It is
existence itself. We know Him also as the third person of the Holy
As we look at the attributes of God, who is
One, we may say that the Father is the Absolute Power and Will, the Son
is the Living Word and command, the Holy Spirit is the actions of God.
The Holy Spirit gives us a passion for God, He destroys all the earthly
affections because it opens our spiritual eyes to see how precious God
the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my
name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
- John 14:26.
The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) is not visible
to our eyes, He only dwells in those who are saved, but we can feel His
Presence within us, He grants Peace, Love, and Joy to our hearts and by
His action we learn to recognize Him. No one can say that Jesus is Lord
unless they are moved by the Holy Spirit “Wherefore
I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God
calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord,
but by the Holy Ghost.”
- I Corinthians 12:3”.
So this Spirit
abides in every one who acknowledges that Jesus is Lord. We must be born
of the Spirit to have the Spirit of God in us. What is born of the flesh
is flesh, but what is born of the Spirit is Spirit, “That
which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the
Spirit is spirit.”
- John 3:6, so in spiritual baptism of the Holy Spirit we are born of
the Spirit. The Holy Spirit will teach us what we need to say, He
reveals the Wisdom of God, because He reveals the teachings of the Word
of God into our hearts, He is also described as the Counselor and
Advocate or The Comforter.