The trinity is the most difficult thing to explain in Christianity. Everybody assumes that it’s a mathematical equation, when it’s not. It is wrong to say that God is 1+1+1= because obviously that would equal 3. It is also wrong to say that God is 1x1x1= since that would equal 1 but then someone can say 1x1x1x1x1= is also 1 yet Christians don’t say 5 Gods in 1. God is not and will never be a mathematical equation.
People have tried explaining the trinity in many different ways. They have used the example of the egg; the egg has a shell, the albumen and the yolk but it’s still just one egg. Others have used the H2O argument; they say that water, ice and vapor is H2O in different forms but it’s still H2O.
There is also the example of the sun; the sun produces both light and heat. The illustration would be of a lady that’s sitting inside her home and looking out the window. From where she’s standing, she cannot see the sun, yet she knows that the sun is out because she can see the light of day. Even though she may not be able to see the sun from inside her home, the light of day lets her know that the sun is out. Therefore, the light points to the sun. The light represents Jesus Christ. He said, he is the light of the world. Jesus points to God, it is he that lets us know that God is real.
Now in order for her to feel the heat of the sun, she has to step into the light of the sun. When she’s standing in the heat of the light, she most definitely will be able to look up and see the sun. The Holy Spirit is like the heat of the sun, the Holy Spirit is the one that lets us feel God and know that he is real. This is why the Bible says in Romans 8:9; You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
It also says in 1 Corinthians 2:7, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”. The things God has prepared for those who love him-these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 2:10-13)
The human mind is incapable to fully understand God. Jesus is God’s mercy and method for us to grasp a deeper understanding of Him. Jesus’ character reveals God’s true nature and through Jesus’ actions, we know how to live lives that please God. By having the Spirit of Jesus in us, our spirit can have fellowship with the Spirit of God. But it is through the spirit and not through the flesh.
The trinity helps us understand him better. The Holy Spirit points to Jesus, Jesus points to God. This is how we can become one with him. By abiding in Jesus with the Holy Spirit in us, we can become one with God and grow in the knowledge of him.
The website http://www.holytrinityelca.org was designed to help Christians persevere in their faith and to supply answers for atheists that are willing to hear the opposing side. Although Jesus doesn’t agree with atheists when they say that there is no God or that the Bible is false, the Bible does concur with many of the arguments they use and does supply the answers for their queries or doubts.