The concept of 3 divine Persons in ONE Godhead is of course contrary to all our human experience. But Christian's are not, as some would imply, suspending their critical faculties when they accept this clear Biblical teaching. It is no more difficult to accept the concept of a Trimitarian God (clearly taught and recealed in Holy Scripture) than it is for scientists (and indeed the general public) to accept that Quantum Physics is true or that the universe (that is time itself, space itself, and all matter, energy and indeed information) was all created in an infitesimal instant by the Big Bang theory of origins or that that there must be an infinite number of universes that exist simultaneously but about which we can know absolutely nothing because scientists now recognise that our universe is so finely tuned to such an extraordinary degree of precision that is beyond the realms of feasibility that life should exist anywhere in the universe - yet clearly life does exist. So they postulate that the earth and this universe (with its billions of galaxies each with billions of stars) is just the lucky one out of an infinite number of parallel universes.How do the Scriptures describe GOD?
The actual term 'Trinity' is not found anywhere in scripture - this is actually a Latin word that is used to describe the truths in scripture that imply that God is indeed a Triune God. The Old Testament clearly implies a plurality of persons in the Godhead. The New Testament affirms that both Jesus (the Son) and the Holy Spirit are divine.
The concept that God is ONE yet clearly plural (3 persons) is a mystery, quite beyond our limited human understanding. But it is clear that this is what scripture clearly teaches and Christian's accept this revelation of THREE PERSONS in ONE GOD as a matter of faith. There are, of course, other mysteries that we do not fully understand, yet these are accepted as a matter of faith
- God's Omnipotence - He is all powerful
- God's Omnipresence - He is everywhere at once
- God's Omniscience - He is all knowing
- God's Eternal nature - He has no beginning and no end.