So what then is the Trinity?
We can base this only off of what we know from Scriptures.
What the Trinity is~
Some say it is better to call it the tri-unity of God, but for our purposes, we’ll stick with Trinity.
Within the Trinity is a hierarchy. However, don’t think in human terms when you hear this word. This hierarchy exists to bring glory to God. Jesus (God the Son) submits to the will of the Father. We see this all throughout His life, like when He said that He came to do not His own will but that of the Father’s. Then in the Garden Jesus begs to have the cup taken from Him, but then exclaims “not my will but yours be done!” Before this, He has taught the disciples to pray saying, “your will be done…” Even when He is glorified by the Father’s side He is submitting to the Father’s will! (in the words of Stephen: Behold I see the heavens open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God). Jesus forever lives to make intercession for us at the Father’s side. And why do we need this? Because, as we saw earlier, we cannot approach God the Father without the arbiter that Job sought after.
Then there is the Spirit (you know, the one that most Baptists forget about?). What do we do with the Spirit?
Really the question is, what does the Spirit do with us? It is the Spirit of God that abides within us. As Christians, we are able to serve God by the work of the Spirit. And as 1 Corinthians 12:3 says, no-one can call Jesus Lord without the Holy Spirit. So you see, the Spirit is submissive as well! He (yes, He. He is still God) came and empowered the believers only after Jesus had left. Jesus regarded Him as the comforter: the one who would enable the believers to do all things.
This includes praying. Which brings me back to the earlier point that I had.
What is wrong with praying in the name of the Father? In a word? Everything.
God the Father is unapproachable, so He sent His Son, that whoever might believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life! This Son lives to make intercession for us at the right hand of the Father, and the Spirit abides in us to cause growth.
Unapproachable God the Father
The Son taking on the form of a man
The Spirit empowering believers day by day
One God who is worthy of praise.
I don’t know how He manages that. My human mind cannot fathom the members being equal but also having an authority structure. I cannot comprehend the fact that Jesus is 100% God and 100% man and at the same time not taking away from the God-head.
But that is what makes my God so great!
Thank You, Father, for by Your Son I am saved, and by Your Spirit I can live.
I pray to You, God in the precious name of Jesus by the Spirit that enables.