Knowing The Holy Trinity

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 29:19

 

Dearly Beloved in Christ, Those Seeking Christ, and Those Who Are Intellectually and Spiritually Challenged by Christ, 

The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River

Would you like to learn more about the un-originate God who is revealed in the Holy Bible as Trinity?

The revelation of God as Trinity at the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River is an event of epic, historic, universal importance: as John baptizes Jesus, the voice of the Father is heard saying, this is My Beloved Son in Whom I Am well pleased; and the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus in the form of a Dove, confirming the Father’s Word. (see Matthew 3:16-17)

Only in the Christian Trinitarian expression of God, are “love”, “relationship” and “communication”, revealed as a precedents to the creation of the universe and of life itself, because there exists a plurality of persons (Grk. hypostasis) sharing once essence (Grk. ousia) within the Godhead who are able to communicate with and love one another before the existence of time and creation of the material world.

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One may ask, then “Who” and “What” is God? The answer given in scripture is that, “God is Love” (1 John 4:8); but at a deeper level, these are questions about the “Personhood” and “Nature” of God.

We would answer that within the Godhead, there is one “What” (ousia: substance, nature that is eternal, immortal, loving. all powerful, all knowing, omnipresent) and three that are “Who” (hypostasis: identities that are distinct persons / beings that are revealed throughout the Old and New Testament scriptures; uniquely revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

The Father begets (John 1:14), the Son is begotten (John 1:18) , and the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father (John 15:26).

Without this Trinitarian revelation of love, love becomes an affect/ outcome/ sentiment of the created world, rather than the motivation of its first mover.

The worthiness of any God to be praised and worshipped that is not inherently love by nature and being, and whose actions are not principally motivated by love, is virtueless and immoral. Furthermore, we must conclude that without the existence of a loving God that life itself is devoid of truth, purpose, meaning and value.

May we worship the resplendent and All Holy Trinity all the days of our lives.

Always agape,

+Fr. Philemon

 



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