If truth matters in spiritual things, what do we actually believe about God? Here’s what we at Connexus believe the Bible teaches about God. It’s not everything we believe about God, of course, but it does describe how we believe the scripture shows how God s:
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Saviour of the lost world.
Now this is a mind-bender – no question. I love the story (some believe it is legend) about the great theologian St. Augustine who was trying to understand the doctrine of the Trinity, when he happened upon a small child at the beach. The child had a sea shell and was taking scoops of water out of the ocean and despositing them into a small pit he had dug in the sand. When Augustine asked the child what he was doing, legend has it that child said (pardon the old English) "I shall no lightlier and sooner draw all the water of the sea and bring it into this pit than thou shalt bring the mystery of the Trinity and his divinity into thy little understanding…for the mystery of the Trinity is greater and larger to the comparison of thy wit and brain than is this great sea unto this little pit."
Legend or not, the point is bang on accurate. God is greater than we can understand. But He is indeed knowable, and the scripture reveals Him as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
What aspects of the doctrine of the Trinity do you understand? Which do you struggle with? How does this help you understand truth?