from fear to FAITH

the three in one May 19, 2008

Filed under: scripture,Thoughts — tracysbluehouse @ 1:15 pm
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About a month ago I had some questions from readers about evidence for the Trinity in the Bible.  In my recent studies in 1st John there is yet more evidence of the Holy three-in-one.  I will say yet again that I am not a theologian – just a person who seeks to know God and to be known by God.

1st John 5:6-8  This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.  It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.  For there are three that testify:  the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

As I ask God to reveal what His words mean in this passage I have come to know that the Spirit is the Holy spirit, the Water is the Father God, and the Blood is Jesus Christ.  This is the Holy Trinity.

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3 Responses to “the three in one”

  1. irishanglican Says:

    You might want to look at the Councils of Nicaea (325) and Chalcedon (451). These Oecumenical Councils set down the truth of the Trinity of God…three hypostasis. And the Creed of Chalcedon’s characterization of the union of the divine and human natures in Christ…”Without separation and without confusion.” These are eastern Creeds, but for the most part accepted in the western church, both Rome and the Reformation/Reformed churches. And really without them, we would know little about the nature of God. They are biblical and theological thought at their best! And myself, though personally an Anglican priest, I am in total confession/agreement of the truth and power here of the Eastern Orthodox Church!

    Fr. Robert

  2. tracysbluehouse Says:

    Thanks for your comments Father Robert. I appreciate your references to the ideas explored by the councils. I have looked through them briefly and will have to do a more careful read in the near future. One of the ideas that caught my eye was a reference to John 1:1-2. I love this verse because it is another pointer to God’s nature of being three-in-one from the beginning of time. This particular reference is to Christ and the Father.

    He is such a mystery; more than my mind can wrap around. I sometimes suppose that God didn’t spell it all out directly so that we would take the time to look deeper and get to know Him better!

    Kindly,
    Tracy

  3. irishanglican Says:

    Tracy,
    I too just want to experience the spiritual reality and presence of God triune. This mystery as we see it in Holy Scripture and Church Council is so very profound!
    You also might like this verse in Eph. 2: 18…”for through him (Christ) both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father.”

    God bless you as you seek our God triune thru Christ!

    Fr. Robert


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