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A father patiently taught his little son Math. He asked his three-year-old son, “One dog plus one dog plus one dog, how many dogs are there?” The toddler replied, “One.” The father shook his head and asked his dear little one once again. The little man still gave the same answer. With a little bit of agitation, the dad repeated the same question again. As the kid was very puzzled that he didn’t have the right answer, he asked his father, “Daddy, aren’t all dogs the same?”
In another part of the world, two men talked about some kind of Math question too. A non-believer asked a Christian, “You said the Heavenly Father is God, Jesus Christ is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. So, shouldn’t it be three Gods instead of one true God?” The believer replied, “God is a spiritual being, therefore we cannot comprehend the doctrine of the Trinity by Mathematics.”
Although there is no such term as the Trinity in the Bible, it is a biblical truth. In the Letter to the Colossians, Paul talks about the triune God in action (Colossians 1:9, 12, 13). Also, he evidently states that Jesus Christ is God, who is the Creator of all material and immaterial things. Let’s ponder Colossians 1:16.
16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16 ESV)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear Jesus, can You give me the wisdom to understand the doctrine of the Trinity?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray that you can understand the doctrine of the Trinity.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. As you have understood more about the doctrine of the Trinity, share with your pastor what you understand now.