The Trinity Defined

Finitum non capax infinitum.
The finite cannot grasp the infinite.

As Gods creation we are finite creatures. And as such we lack a comprehensive knowledge of God. Yet, God, in his perfect omniscience still reveals certain attributes about himself so that we can know our God fully, and enjoy him forever.

One of those attributes God reveals about himself in scripture is that he is trinitarian in nature. And it is absolutely necessary that he be so.

Here are some definitions to help explain God as trinity:

  1. God is one essence (being) and three in person.
  2. There is one God who eternally exists as three distinct persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God.

I highly recommend to you the study of this most important doctrine. This is not an easy doctrine to grasp. There is nothing that we can point to in creation and say, “Look at this. This is a perfect example in every way of our God being one in being, and three in person.” You just will not find it. I do not make the claim that we will be able to understand the arithmetic of God this side of heaven.

Yet, we can not waiver on the truth that is the doctrine of the trinity. We believe the trinity not because it is easy to grasp but because God’s word about himself reveals this attribute to be true.

If you are interested in studying God as trinity, link here.
For a helpful diagram, link here.

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