Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Three in One God

It is in a loving, personal relationship with God that we find the answers to the deep questions about our identity, purpose and destiny. It is in knowing this God intimately that we actually experience the certainty that we can know intellectually. The Bible shows God to be completely different from the image many people have of an aloof being who exists somewhere out there in the remote distance. He is by nature both personal and relational. Indeed, His very mode of being is relational. God is a living unity of three distinct personalities who exist in an intimate relationship bonded by love. This bond forms a oneness so close that the three members of the Godhead are identified in the singular simply as God. Though He is one, His oneness is a relationship bonded by the very essence of love.

Just as married couples desire children, the three persons of the Godhead desired to expand and share the love that flows within their relationship. Therefore, God created man and woman—creatures bearing His own image, creatures whom He could love and who could love Him in return. We are told that He breathed his own Spirit into the first man and woman He created. He placed his own life at the center of their being, filling their lives with meaning and love. They fulfilled the purpose of their creation by bearing within themselves the life of God, which not only completed them but also gave them immense joy. As God intended, the life of this primeval couple was one of continual ecstasy and lavish delight.

1 comment:

Adam Pastor said...

Greetings Josh McDowell

On the subject of the "Three in One God",
I recommend this video:
The Human Jesus

Take a couple of hours to watch it; and prayerfully it will aid you in your quest for truth

Yours In Messiah
Adam Pastor