May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.2 Corinthians 13:14
In one of his many debates over the existence of God, popular atheist Christopher Hitchens argued with Christian apologist Douglas Wilson about the concept of one God as three persons. Hitchens argued that the Trinity makes no sense because one cannot visualize it or draw a picture of it. Wilson retorted, “Sure, you can. Just draw a triangle with a circle around it.”
The Trinity. It’s hard for us to comprehend, but it’s the foundational way we come to know God. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are unique persons with differing roles and responsibilities, yet they come together to form one God, equal in power and glory. Jesus was there in the beginning with God and as God (John 1:1). Peter refers to the Holy Spirit as God (Acts 5:3-4). Jesus prays to the Father as God (Matthew 6:9). And God Himself ultimately declares He is One (Deuteronomy 6:4).
In this world we may never fully understand how it all works. But we can be certain of this: God—in all three persons—is everything we need yesterday, today and forevermore.
"Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the triune God." (John Wesley)
Bible In A Year
- 1 Kings 9-10
- Proverbs 4
- Hebrews 3-4