Don't Claim You Understand the Trinity

This 1-minute devotion shares some common analogies for the Trinity and explains why we can fully trust the Trinity even if the analogies fall short. #Trinity #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

If anyone tells you they fully understand the concept of the Trinity, don’t believe them.

We can be totally confident in the Trinity – one God in three persons. But our human minds cannot fully understand the concept. 

We use analogies such as a three-leaf clover, water-ice-steam, or egg yolk-egg white-egg shell. Or we point out that a man can be a grandfather, father, and son at the same time. 

But all of these analogies fall short.

Perhaps that is why so many cults reject the Trinity. 

But the fact that we can’t understand the Trinity is one reason I believe it. If we fully comprehended God, then we’d be on His level; but we're not.

We are limited in time and space. God is not.

“Now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now [we] know in part; then [we] shall know fully, even as [we are] fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

Some facts about the Trinity:
The word Trinity isn’t found in Scripture, and some people claim that proves it’s not true. That’s like claiming that everyone believes in God because the word atheist isn’t found in Scripture. It’s like claiming that God is not all-knowing because the word omniscient isn’t found in Scripture. 

The concept of the Trinity is clearly presented in Scripture. Scripture repeatedly claims that there is only one God; but it also claims that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are God. And we see all three operate individually, and sometimes all three operate at the same time.

For example, at creation: In Genesis 1:1-2, both God and the Spirit are mentioned. In Genesis 1:26, God says, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness….” And if we have any doubt about Christ being present, John 1:1-3 and Colossians 1:15-16 put those doubts to rest. The presence of Christ at creation also proves He is not a created being. He is God. See There's No Doubt About Christ's Deity and Jesus is Who the Bible Says He Is.

God the Father, the Spirit, and Jesus were also present at Christ’s baptism (Matthew 3:16-17).

For an in-depth look at the many Scriptures that confirm the concept of the Trinity, check out Got Questions.

This 1-minute devotion shares some common analogies for the Trinity and explains why we can fully trust the Trinity even if the analogies fall short. #Trinity #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

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  1. I find this quite a statement Gail. I certainly do not claim to FULLY understand, but certainly I grasp the concept of the trinity.

  2. So, so true. Analogies fall short because they don't account for the fact that there is only One God, yet, God exists as three distinct persons whom interact with one another. Scripture clearly teaches this, but there is no analogy that fits all the data — only pieces of it.

  3. Maybe I expressed it too strongly, Marja, and I would admit that I fully trust the concept but I don't fully understand it. It's way beyond my understanding....and that makes it all the more wonderful for me. ♥