THE WARPED TRINITY OF MANWhy is it not only wrong but also blasphemous to compare the Trinity of God with just anything, for example, an egg OR as some prominent churches do, with the sign of cross?
First of all, how I wish people would understand that it is so much simpler to obey God and enter His counsel than to resist Him and become blinded by arrogance!
Just as the Word of God states in Isa 55:8-9, our thoughts and ways are as separated from His Thoughts and Ways as the earth is from the heavens. The only Way we may gain access to His lofty Thoughts and Ways is by perfect obedience. For this is His will concerning each one of us; the spiritual growth He desires in each one of us:– To begin with perfect obedience and thus grow into the marvelous counsel of God!
That is, from beginning as His faithful servants to becoming His richly endowed ‘friends’. For example, note how the chosen disciples earned it and how they were encouraged to retain it (Jn 15:15-16).
Or, understand what John the Baptist meant when he testified, “…The friend who attends the Bridegroom waits and listens for Him, and is full of joy when he hears the Bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.” (Jn 3:29)
Failing to obey God and enter into His counsel is the reason the world is flooded with false teachers and false prophets. For the Spirit testifies in Rom 1:20, since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His ETERNAL POWER and DIVINE NATURE – have been clearly made known from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Since the beginning IT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED that ‘man’ – WHICH MEANS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE’ are they that are created in the image and in the likeness of God (Gen 1:26-28, Gen 5:2). How then can anything else represent the image and likeness of God?!!!!
Yet, it will be NAIVE to assume that we represent His image in our physical nature, for such a conclusion will only betray our ignorance of God. No more or no less naive than the first man who could not perceive beyond the physical – the flesh and the bones (Gen 2:23).
For God is Spirit (Jn 4:4). He is not a physical Being. “I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the Imperishable.” (1 Cor 15:50).
Clearly, among other things, which I shall not venture into here as I have written about them in detail in many of my articles, for eg. The Good News & Prophecy to The Church, The Truth about the Old and the New Covenants – the Ultimate Revelations! etc., IT IS THE TRINITY IMAGE OF GOD THAT IS FOUND REPRESENTED IN ‘MAN’.
Owing to the fall of ‘man’, even though they now bear only the marred image, the marred likeness, this is still noticeably and therefore undeniably true of them.
Yes, even in our marred representation, we stand apart from all God’s creation for the distinctive Trinity Image we bear in the likeness of God who is Triune. To reiterate, ‘man’, i.e. both the male and the female, are the only ones of God’s creations who REPRESENT the Trinity Image of God in their trinity combination of ‘the body + the spirit of life + the soul’.
Undeniably, this feature of their trinity combination (however marred) continues to testify to the TRUTH. For this is the DIVINE NATURE of God.
Understand also that the added component of soul that is found in ‘man’ unlike all other beings represents the ETERNAL POWER of God. For the souls of men are eternal. (This is the reason His unfailing love provided for the salvation of the fallen ‘man’. God does not desire that ‘man’ should perish. Because, otherwise it would mean eternal death for them.)
So that, it is just as the Word testifies, we are cut or hewn from the One and the Same Rock (Deut 32:18, Isa 51:1). The same Word which went on to testify to the Truth once again, but this time in Flesh (Jn 1:14), and made Himself visible to one and all when He offered Himself up to become the Perfect Sacrifice for the atonement of our sins.
Therefore, as it is written at the Coming of the eternal Kingdom of God, though He will once again create all things anew ,‘man’, i.e only the saved among them, will be the only ones who will be the regenerated of this world. And what a regeneration! Perfected in every way in order that they may partake of the perfect glory of God and dwell with Him in Heaven.
Remember the ‘naked man’ of Eden was created a little lower than heavenly beings evidenced by the fact that they were placed not in heaven but in Eden.
This is essentially how we ought to perceive the spiritual quality of ‘man’: THAT WE ARE MEANT TO BE EQUALLY VIABLE IN ALL THREE COMPONENTS OF OUR TRINITY JUST AS THE LIVING TRINITY OF GOD – THE LIVING FATHER, THE LIVING SON AND THE LIVING SPIRIT.
This is the reason our salvation only BEGINS when we are revived in our souls by His Spirit and the Word (the ‘Born-again’ experience – “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the loving and enduring Word of God” – 1 Pet 1:23), and it does not finish or is not consummated until and unless we are revived in the SPIRIT OF ETERNAL LIFE and in the HEAVENLY BODY (by the ‘First Resurrection’ of the Righteous – “For the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’” – 1 Cor 15:54). Yes, all three components that constitute our trinity to represent the Trinity image of God SHOULD BE REVIVED to make us perfectly whole again.
So that, we may receive the promised abundant life, the three-fold life, endowed as we will be then with eternal life, eternal body and eternal soul.
Not so in the case of the perishing, whose souls though eternal will be subjected to eternal death as bereft of living spirit and living body, theirs will be the eternal agony in their tell-all spiritual ‘nakedness’, even though they might falsely claim they have been spiritually revived. Thus, at the resurrection of the righteous, all men will be exposed beyond doubt.
As such, please understand that making a sign of cross to symbolize the Trinity of God even if it is on one’s own person is UTTERLY WRONG!
What has the head, shoulders and chest got to do with the Trinity of God when they are physical attributes of our earthly body waiting to perish?
Or for that matter, what has flesh, bone and blood got to do with the Trinity of God when in the manner of speaking they are merely akin to the components of an egg, all physical attributes of earthly matter waiting to perish?
Can the Imperishable be confined or expressed in the perishable?!!
So that it is true of ‘man’ alone, who though were once created in the image and likeness of God and since lost it due to their fall, may at last and once again come to fully represent Him.
This can only be attained after they have attained the perfect Trinity combination which is the Trinity combination of God. By adding up in the manner of the following summation of God: 1+1+1=1x1x1 which we know equals THREE TIMES THE ONE OR THE TRIUNE which constitutes the perfect Trinity of God.
The marred image of the fallen ‘man’ (Gen 5:3), on the other hand, fails to achieve the same summation. Sadly due to the baffling incredulity arrived at by the summation of all kinds of fractions that their marred ones come up with. And therefore theirs is the summation best described as 0+0+0=0.
However, let us not forget it is this zero that God wishes to make whole or ‘One’ once again so that we may be restored to Him and live in the perfect harmony of added oneness with Him who alone is One and Eternal. In this manner (1+0) + (1+0) + (1+0) = into THE PERFECT ONENESS OF GOD as described in Jn 17:20-23.