No, I haven’t lost my mind! I am talking about the Biblical doctrine of
the Trinity. “1 infinite plus one infinite plus one infinite equals one
infinite.” Some say, “I can’t understand that therefore I don’t believe
it!” Is it really rational to think that my skull can encapsulate God –
the source of all reality in which there is so much that I cannot
understand? Isn’t it true that a God I could exhaustively understand
wouldn’t be worth believing in? Isn’t it arrogant to refuse to believe
what God reveals? Today’s attached devotional shows a much better
response. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“…The New Testament writers, in presenting God as triune, are never for one moment conscious of saying any7thing that could by any possibility be regarded as contradicting the Old Testament teaching that there is but one God…. Yet the New Testament with equal clearness teaches that the Father is God and the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God, and that there three are not three aspects of the same person but three persons standing in a truly personal relationship to one another….
“That doctrine is a mystery. No human mind can fathom it. Yet what a blessed mystery it is! The Christian’s heart melts within him in gratitude and joy when he thinks of the divine love and condescension that has thus listed the veil and allowed us sinful creatures a look into the very depths of the being of God.” [J. Gresham Machen. The Christian Faith in the Modern World (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1947), p. 130]