Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Most Holy Trinity II



The Most Holy Trinity
#II.


The distinctions of God the Father Son and Holy Spirit are
seen within Scripture. It is reasonable and right to see the
distinctions between God The Father, God The Son and God
The Holy Spirit because it is how Love is shown to us.

I most say that God does NOT have separation between
Himself, but that their is distinction between God The Father,
God the Son, and God The Holy Spirit. Distinction is what
makes God One in nature and gives us The Oneness of the
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Distinction is not mean
separation.

God the Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Father
and neither are the Holy Spirit. Yet the Father is God, the Son
is God and the Holy Spirit is God. There are not three Gods
but one God.

The idea of God not being Three Persons in One nature
(Oneness Pentecostals and others) hurts this point of whom
God is. And the other extreme of those that believe Jesus is
not God or of the Trinity (J/W, Mormons and some
Jewish/Christian and others) also hurt the point of whom God
Truly is.

We must accept that God can not be fully understood with
Human minds alone. He is a Mystery to us. This is not to say
we can not understand who God is. Some of the things We as
Catholics believe in are believed by Faith and not by sight.
We accept them to be True because it has already been reviled
to us through the Church and Her Teaching and guided by the
Holy Spirit through the thousands of years of its existence.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word (Jesus The Christ), and the Holy Ghost: and these three
are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the
Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in
one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is
greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified
of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the
witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a
liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his
Son. (1 John 5:7-10 KJV)

These are beautiful verses that show that they are One and yet
that their is distinction in the Godhead.

We must remember that our human mind can not fully
understand the concept of God. Thus He is a mystery to us. A
mystery that allows us to go deeper into His Love for us, if we
are willing to and wanting to know Him better.
Here we will look at the Persons of God. Like I've said, God
is One in Nature with Three Persons, He is God the Father,
God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We must be quite
accurate: the three persons are distinct, but not separate; and
they do not share the divine nature, but each possesses it
Totally.

Let me give you what is meant by nature and person. Nature
says what we are, person says who we are. Nature is the
source of our operations, person does them.

Our nature is Human, Gods is the Divine Nature. Their is only
One Divine Nature that everything comes from and that is
God's.

Let's look at Scripture and the three distinct persons of the
Trinity.

The Father, The Person of God the Father.

Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? is
not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee,
and established thee? (Deuteronomy 32:6 KJV)

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in
heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the
good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew
5:45 KJV)

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when
thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this
manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name. (Matthew 6:6-9 KJV)

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your Father which is in
heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11
KJV)

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
(Mark 13:32 KJV)

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, Of whomthe whole family in heaven and earth
is named, (Ephesians 3:14, 15 KJV)

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all,
and in you all. (Ephesians 4:6 KJV)

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his
God, and he shall bemy son. (Revelation 21:7 KJV)

The Son, the Person of Jesus The Christ.

And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Out of Egypt have I called my son. (Matthew 2:15 KJV)

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3:17 KJV)

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the
Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 6.And
saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down:
for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning
thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any
time thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Matthew 4:3, 6 KJV)

And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment
us before the time? (Matthew 8:29 KJV)

All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man
knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the
Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will
reveal him. (Matthew 11:27 KJV)

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
11.And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (Mark 1:1, 11 KJV)

And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him,
and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. (Mark 3:11 KJV)

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost
shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall
overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be
born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35 KJV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)

And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to
the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
(Romans 1:4 KJV)

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among
you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not
yea and nay, but in him was yea. (2 Corinthians 1:19 KJV)

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed
into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our
profession. (Hebrews 4:14 KJV)

Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God
dwelleth in him, and he in God. (1 John 4:15 KJV)

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These
things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a
flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; (Revelation 2:18
KJV)

The Holy Spirit, the Person of the Holy Spirit.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17.Even the
Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it
seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he
dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16, 17 KJV)

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I
go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (Holy Spirit )
will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto
you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin,
and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they
believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my
Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the
prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the
Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for
he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He
shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew
it unto you. (John 16:7-14 KJV)

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to
lie to the Holy Ghost , and to keep back part of the price of the
land? 32.And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is
also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey
him. (Acts 5:3, 32 KJV)

And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of
the Spirit , because he maketh intercession for the saints
according to the will of God. (Romans 8:27 KJV)

And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of
the Spirit , because he maketh intercession for the saints
according to the will of God. (Romans 8:27 KJV)

So in all these verses we see Scripture is clear of God's
distictions between God the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Spirit. To say their is No distiction between Him is to
say God is not Love.