The Divine Trinity

We covered God the creator and creation; then we covered the Lord the Redeemer and redemption; lastly we covered the Holy Spirit and the divine action. Because we have covered the triune God in this way, we need to cover the divine Trinity as well. The Trinity is well known to the Christian world, yet in other ways it is unknown. Only through understanding the Trinity can we gain a just idea of God; and in the church a just idea of God is like sanctuary and the altar in a church building. It is like the crown on the head and the scepter in the hand of a monarch sitting on a throne. The entire body of theology depends on it the way a chain hangs from its hook. Believe it or not, we are even allotted our own place in heaven depending on our idea of God. It is like a touchstone for testing the quality of gold and silver, that is, the goodness and truth in us. There exists no goodness in us that bring salvation except the goodness we have from God; and there exists no truth in us whose quality does not come from that core of goodness.

For us to see the nature of the divine Trinity in full perspective, the explanation of the Trinity needs to be divided into points as follows:

  1. There is a divine Trinity, which is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
  2. These three, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, are three essential components of one God. They are one the way our soul, our body, and the things we do are one.
  3. This Trinity did not exist before the world was created. It developed after the world was created, when God became flesh. It came into existence in the Lord the Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ.
  4. At a conceptual level, the idea of a trinity of divine persons from eternity (meaning before the world was created) is a trinity of gods. This idea is impossible to wipe out by orally confessing one God.
  5. The apostolic church knew no trinity of persons. The idea was hatched by the Council of Nicaea. The Council introduced the idea into the Roman Catholic church; and the Roman Catholic church introduced the idea into the churches that have since separated from it.
  6. The Nicene and Athanasian views of the Trinity led to a faith that has perverted the whole Christian church.
  7. The result is the abomination of desolation and the affliction such as has never existed before and will never exist again, which the Lord foretold in Daniel, the Gospels, and the Book of Revelation.
  8. In fact, if the Lord were not building a new heaven and a church, the human race would not be preserved.
  9. Many absurd, alien, imaginary, and misshapen ideas of God have come into existence from the Athanasian Creed’s assertion of a trinity of persons, each of whom is individually God.

Now these points will be elaborated one by one.

from True Christianity, Volume 1, Section 163

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