THERE IS SO MUCH in the very creation of God that reflects His image, who He is, just as a man looking into a mirror sees the refection of his image.
For example, God’s very creation reflects His triune character, in what we know as TIME, made up of three: Future, the source, Present, the embodiment of future, and Past, which teaches us and shows light on TIME. Just as God being God the Father (Source), God the Son (the embodiment of the Father, God manifest in the flesh) and God the Holy Spirit, who take the things of Christ and shows them to us. THE TRIUNE CHARACTER OF GOD.
Other things do the same thing. Like the very material world consisting of height, depth and width—not two but three.
No wonder this reflection. God said, “Let US make man in OUR own image.” He was speaking of Himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Likewise, in man himself, and in the formation of the human FAMILY. It is to be typical of God’s family in Heaven, reflecting LOVE between all members, and the differing relationship between members. For example a human father is also a son and a husband. God the Father is spoken of His saints being His children; God the Son is spoken of as the saints being His bride, and He the Bridegroom.—g/b
Our God Reflects Himself as Triune
By Glen Berry
Because so much in the Bible is typical or symbolic of God, His character and His family, we must emphasize His Triune nature. In Genesis His name in the Hebrew is Eloheem, which is in the plural form. Note: ONE God but in the plural form. Man cannot ever fully explain that, just as the finite cannot ever fully understand the infinite. But God Himself refers to Himself and reveals Himself as “US” and “OUR.” See Genesis 1:26. The Spirit of God is also in Gen. 1:2, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. All the Triune God is there in unity, as ONE!
NOTE ALSO: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1) Yet in John 1 this refers to God the Son. “In the beginning was the Word [Logos], and the Word was with God, and the Word WAS God. ALL things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. . . . He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew it not. . . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. . . . For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.”
Jesus Christ does not the work of the Father, but He says He is ONE with the Father and EQUAL with the Father. God the Father does not do the work of God the Son but they are one God, the same Eloheem. God is one God, the Almighty, yet Jesus Christ, this One that is despised and rejected of men, this Creator, this Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, this One who was stricken and afflicted of God the Father for His people’s sins, is called “God” by God the Father, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever.” (Psalm 45:6). And God the Son does not do all the work of God the Father, but They are a Triune UNITY.
And you who deny the full Deity of Jesus Christ, and refuse to worship Him, tell me who this in Isaiah 9:6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”
The same scoffers of the Deity of Christ say, “But being the mighty God is not the same as “the Almighty God.” Then what about this born child being named, “The Everlasting Father”? And of course what about Revelation, which book IS the revelation of Jesus Christ? He says of Himself, “I am Alpha and Omega [in Greek meaning the Beginning and the Ending, the First and the Last, like we would say in English, the A and the Z], the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY.” That is Revelation 1:8. And in verse 11 He says, “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.” Then in verses 17 and 18, this Jesus Christ, the mighty God, The Everlasting Father, and the Almighty in 1:8, says of Himself: “Fear not; I am the first and the last: 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.”
Yet it was not God the Father’s work to die on the cross. Redeemed saints in Heaven are spoken of as the sheep, the children of God the Father; the same ones that were GIVEN to the Son of God to save, are called the Shepherd’s sheep and God the Son’s bride.
Those who refuse such a TRIUNE Being, do not rightly know the God revealed in Holy Scripture. They are blind in one eye and cannot see out of the other. They are deluded by the private interpretations and fancies of men. They who claim to worship Jehovah God, but deny Jehovah Jesus and refuse to worship Him, are in the grossest of errors perpetrated on man by man. “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are THE TEMPLE of it.” (Rev. 21:22
Family Relationships Reflective
Illustrations from the Past
GENERAL BELIEF OF THE TRINITY
That nearly all the pagan nations of antiquity, in their various theological systems, acknowledge a kind of trinity in the divine nature, has been fully evinced by those learned men who have made the heathen mythology the subject of their elaborate inquiries. The almost universal prevalence of this doctrine in the Gentile kingdoms must be considered as a strong argument in favor of its truth. The doctrine itself bears such striking internal marks of a divine original, and is so very unlikely to have been the invention of mere human reason, that there is no way of accounting for the general adoption of so singular a belief, but by supposing that it was revealed by God to the early patriarchs, and that it was transmitted by them to their posterity.—Bp. Tomline
THE TRINITY, INEXPLICABLE
You believe there is such a thing as light, whether flowing from the sun or any other luminous body; but you cannot comprehend either its nature, or the manner wherein it flows. How does it move from Jupiter to the earth in eight minutes, two hundred thousand miles in a moment? How do the rays of the candle brought into the room instantly disperse into every corner? Again: here are three candles, yet there is but one light. Explain this, and I will explain the Triune-One God.—John Wesley
The short of the matter is this: those who will not believe any thing but what they can comprehend must not believe that there is a sun in the firmament; that there is even light shining around them; that there is air, though it encompasses them on every side; that there is any earth, though they stand upon it. They must not believe that they have a soul; no, nor that they have a body.’’—John Wesley
THE THREE PERSONS IN THE TRINITY
The three persons in the blessed Trinity are distinguished, but not divided; three substances, but one essence. This is a divine riddle, where one makes three, and three make but one. Our narrow thoughts can no more comprehend the Trinity in Unity than a little nutshell will hold all the water in the sea. Let me shadow it out by this similitude: In the body of the sun there is the substance of the sun, the beams, and the heat. The beams are begotten of the sun, the heat proceeds both from the sun and the beams; but these three, though different, are not divided; they all three make but one sun. So, in the blessed Trinity, the Son is begotten of the Father, the Holy Ghost proceeds from both; and though they are three distinct persons, yet but one God.—T. Watson
Editor’s Note: Do you reckon a blind man might get enough light to see that the Almighty God’s own creation reflects His triune nature?—g/b
UNITY IN THE TRINITY
The light of the sun, the light of the moon, and the light of the air, in nature and substance, are one and the same light; and yet they are three distinct lights; the light of the sun being of itself, and from none; the light of the moon from the sun; and the light of the air from them both. So the divine nature is one, and the persons three, subsisting, after a diverse manner, in the one and the same nature.—Spencer
The old darkie was listening to a sophisticated atheist display his lack of belief that God even existed. Finally he said, “Suh, de Bible says dat the fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God,’ but YOU jes’ blabs it out!”
If those self-exalting founders of a religion that teaches others that Jehovah God is one, and deny the full deity of Jesus Christ, saying He is NOT God, I wonder what they would have thought if they read even the facts in this little booklet. Could we even hope that they would not have even started their false religion? Or would they have insisted on maintaining the ramblings of a fool?