Why Trinity

Without viewing God as Father, it is impossible to take seriously enough the notion that the creator is wholly other than creation.

Without viewing God as Son, it is impossible to take seriously enough the notion that God is part and agent of creation.

Without viewing God as Holy Spirit, it is impossible to take seriously enough the notion that the two is one or that there is a deep connection between creator and creation.

 

I came up with this idea in seminary as a way to try and say something worthwhile about why we call God Trinity. I still can’t decide if it’s helpful/meaningful or just a bunch of words. The only thing I think I would add to it is the fact that marriage seems to be such a great analogy – the two become one in marriage while still retaining their two-ness. Without an interdependent lens similar to that of the Trinity you collapse into a broken marriage or an enmeshed jumble.

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