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 (Continued)

We are all capable using the trinity within each of us to picture the Trinity in the Lord. In every one of us there is a soul, a body, and our actions. It is the same in the Lord. According to Paul’s letter to the Colossians, “All the fullness of divinity dwells physically” in the Lord (Colossians 2:9). Therefore there is divine trinity in the Lord and human one in us. It is a mysterious concept that there are three divine persons and yet there is one God, and although there is one God, he is not one person. Surely reason has nothing in common with this idea. It puts our reason to sleep and makes our mouths speak like a parrot. When our reason is asleep, everything our mouths utter is without life. When our mouths say things that our reason diverges from and disagrees with, our statements are bound to be foolish.

Nowadays human reason has been restricted in regard to the divine Trinity like someone chained hand and foot in a prison. Our reasoning power is like a Vestal virgin buried in the ground for extinguishing the sacred fire. Yet the divine Trinity ought to shine like a lighthouse in the minds of people in the church, since God with his trinity and with the unity in his trinity is essential to all that is holy in heaven and in the church. Making the soul one God, the body another, and the the actions a third would be exactly like turning the three essential components in us into three separate entities. Does this not amount to mutilating and killing us?

from True Christianity, Volume 1, Section 169

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