Thursday 12th November 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Genesis 1:1-31
Topic:- The Trinity Of Godhead
Text:- Genesis 1:26
I have always thought how possible it is for three different persons to be the same.
The question is what is the Biblical doctrine of God? The answer is simple.
The Bible teaches that there is only one God in all existence. See Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5.
Furthermore, the Bible teaches that God is comprised of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are each called God, who each have a will, each recognize the existence of others, and even speak to each other.
Many Christians think it is not illogical, but it is paradoxical. So, the Biblical doctrine of God is known as the Trinity.
This is the teaching that there is only one God in all existence who is comprised of the Person of the Father, the Person of the Son, and the Person of the Holy Spirit.
The question most people still ask is how logical or possible is this doctrine?
This question reveals a lack of understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity. When we say that Jesus and God are one and the same, clarification is necessary.
In Christian Theology, there is what is called the ontological Trinity and the economic Trinity.
The ontological Trinity states that each member of the Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) share the same divine nature.
The economic Trinity states that each of them has a different role. For example, the Father elects, the Son redeems, and the Holy Spirit convicts of sin.
The Father sent the Son, but the Son did not send the Father. The Holy Spirit is sent, but did not send the Son. So, They are the same in Their divine nature, but they are not the same in that they are distinct persons and exhibit different roles.
So, Jesus the Son is praying to God the Father. Also, Jesus is both divine and human (hypo-static union).
As man, He is able to die for people, and as divine in nature, He is able to appease the person of God the Father.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, reveal Yourself unto me more often than before henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Fulfilled Thursday!