The very first thought I had about the Trinity was,
Can the Trinity be explained / compared with something we know.
I saw the egg explanation. You know… the Shell, White, and Yolk.
To me it was totally stupid to explain God this way.
The shell is not something to be eaten, therefore it cannot be called an egg. The Yolk does not protect the White etc.
The Trinity has 3 distinctive "Units" but it is one God, yet each is God in its own right.
I then looked at all the other explanations that supposedly simplified the understanding of the Trinity.
Liquid, Ice and steam.
Root Plant Tree....etc.
The same, they can’t exist as one at the same time and separately be removed and still be an egg, water, plant.
Hundreds of such examples just showed that one cannot compare God to anything else we know of, because it is created as something, not as a representation of God!.
And if we try to find something that is "similar" to the Trinity, then we will have 2 gods…can’t work.
I asked Myself, "Is there anything we can compare God to?"
Well, there was something which I totally forgot about.
There is just one thing God created, that was a representation of Himself!
Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness!
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
Now my mind started to run away with questions.
Adam must have looked like God?
Yet it was only the image of God, therefore Adam was not a second God!
Does this mean that God has a human body?
Well, As I continued to think about this statement God made, a lot of things started to fit in like a puzzle where I got pieces in the Bible to create the bigger picture.
For instance, the very first verses in Genesis said something on the attributes of God.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
OK, so God created everything, yet His Spirit moved over the creation.
I then realized, this means that God's Spirit could exit his “Being” and enter creation without any consequences to God's existence itself.
Now I had a visionary picture of the “Being” of God, and Him looking on to His Spirit who went out of his “Being” and entered into His creation.
I understood that God had a “Being” and the Spirit.
I don’t have a problem to understand the Spirit, but my mind picture about the “Being” was looking like a human body, such as mine.
I continued to elaborate on my thoughts and remembered something else about God.
Then, I remembered 3 things about Him.
- When Moses spoke to God in person on Mount Horeb, God was an intense light. So intense that Moses’ face was shining so bright being in that presence, that they had to cover his face with a cloth. Even Israel who were around the mountain saw the fire of God, and was so terrified about it, they hid themselves and asked Moses not to speak to them in person for fear of his voice and light.
- The second thing I remembered was that Adam and Eve did not know they were naked. Once they sinned, they lost something in or on their bodies that they had prior to sin, and only then realised they were naked.
- Adam and Eve were created to live eternally! God warned them that if they should disobey Him, they will die!
Once I realized that God and Adam looked the same, I knew that Adam was also a “Being” which was clothed in light!
Furthermore, Adam was immortally created.
Great, now I understood that the “Being” of God was a being, not in the image of MAN, but a Being covered in light! AND this Being consisted of 2 things so far as I understood…The Being itself who had a Spirit, and this Spirit could exit the being, and also create as did the Being!
Once I got to these facts, I then understood the Trinity.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made.
OK, So Jesus was the 3rd attribute of God. The Word!
I understand the Word, as being the “Mind” of God.
Therefore God, YHWH, had a Spirit, and a Mind, and yet He was one Being covered in light.
He created Adam in His image with a body of light, a living spirit, and a mind that functioned fully to the extend that Adam could reason and even give names to animals, and remember these names.
The full circle, Adam was a Trinity, as we are a Trinity made in YHWH’s image.
Just one problem in the whole story.
Adam lost his immortal body of light, and we all are born without such a body.
For the first time in my life, I understood everything about God, Man and sacrifice.
For as long as I remember, I was always told that Man is born with “Inherited sin”. I did not like this idea at all!
Why would God create me as a sinner to go to hell, I asked?
Now everything made sense. God did not create me as a sinner, but this body wherein my spirit lives is not the same as the one Adam had before he sinned. This current body is slowly dying since the day I was conceived. Billions of cells are dying every day and much is destroyed in the poisonous environment we live in now, unlike the environment Adam lived in. WE are nothing more than living carcasses, and this was what Satan achieved. Killing off the Human that was made in God’s image.
And when we eventually die, our “spirit and minds” will be collected in a physical place, called the kingdom of death. This place is split up in two areas with an abyss separating both. A Hellish abode, and the bosom of Abraham.
But, what is the problem that we can not remain in the presence of God as we are?
Simply because in God there is no sin, and no death. Through one man sin came into creation, and death is the reward for sin.
This means, our decaying bodies will simply burn up in the Holy presence of God due to the corruption and decay we consist of.
When we go back to the creation story, we find a very interesting event.
God killed animals and dressed Adam and eve in their skins. That is how Adam and Eve could still have spoken to God in their sinful state.
Something about blood preventing God’s holy and intense light from destroying Man.
This was how sacrifice and blood are needed to allow the descendants of Adam to be in the presence of God. God gave laws to Israel to sacrifice and to cover their sins with the blood of animals, when He lived amongst Israel for 40 years. Even at the temple, the High priest had to have blood sacrifice on him and on the temple to prevent God’s glory from destroying him.
There are many examples of people dying when they were in God’s presence without the proper preparation of sacrificial blood on them.
OK, now the whole Bible made sense to me.
God Made Man with an eternal immortal body covered in light.
Man had a living Spirit dwelling inside him, as does the Holy Spirit dwells in God’s eternal being covered in light.
Man also have a mind (word) as did God.
This Spirit and Word of God can leave at anytime with the permission of the Being YHWH, and can interact with creation, as the Spirit did when YHWH made the Earth.
The Word of God can also leave the Being’s existence, and interact with creation, as the Word left the Father, and entered into the body of a fetus, to become a MAN.
This way God was able to grow up as a man, and to die as we do!
What other god do we know of decided to come to His creation, to become His creation, to live and die as we do?
And why did he do it?
To become the sacrifice and to remove death as He did when he rose from the dead. He received a New Body of light when He ascended into heaven. The same body Adam had, and the same we will get.
Now the Trinity made total sense.
My God is a living being that contains space and time. He has a Mind which is the total knowledge and intellect that creates everything. My God has a Spirit that can not die, and can leave the Being without the being and the Word dying.
This God of mine is ONE GOD, not 3 as the lovers of Satan preaches.
This God of mine has a Mind, and a living Spirit.
Any God that is not a Trinity, is a mindless dead god.
He could not create anything, because he had no mind, he is dead because he has no living spirit, and he does not have a physical being of light that had the love to come to us as one of us, to die like us.
This is the ultimate God of LOVE.