Session #1 on the Tri-unity of God

Tri-unity of God Conference * Berean Baptist Church * March 14-16, 2014

Trusting and Treasuring our God

Session #1 Handout – The one, true, living God

Introduction

Why host a conference on this topic?

What is the plan for these five sessions that we have together?

Forms of worship in the world

  1. Some believe in  ______________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________ .
  2. Some believe in ______________________________________ .
  3. Some believe in ______________________________________ .

There is only one, true, living God revealed.  Check out these references for yourself, over 30x in the Old Testament:  Gen. 14:19, Gen. 14:22, Deut. 4:32-35, Deut. 4:39, Deut. 6:4, Deut. 32:39, I Sam. 7:3, 2 Sam. 7:22, I Kings 8:60, 2 Kings 19:15, 2 Kings 19:19, I Chron. 17:20, Neh. 9:6, Is. 37:16, Is. 42:8, Is. 44:6, Is. 44:8, Is. 44:24, Is. 45:5-8, Is. 45:18, Is. 45:21, Is. 45:22, Is. 46:9-11, Jer. 10:10, Ps. 24:1, Ex. 22:20, Ps. 71:16, Ps. 72:18, Ps. 73:25, Ps. 83:18, Ps. 86:8, Micah 7:18

Application:  Revealed by your actions, thoughts, and emotions, who do you worship today?

  • FYI – Here’s some contemporary theological terminology about polytheists
  • Monolatrist – a guy who believes in many existing gods but thinks only one is worthy of worship
  • Henotheist – a guy who chooses to worship one god among a pantheon of worthy gods
  • Kathenotheist – a guy who worships only one god after another in succession.

Notable Quote from God – “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Is. 57:15)

2 comments

  1. Todd: How do you explain to others the triune, God the Father , Son, and Holy Ghost? The three in one. I find it hard to make it clear to my LDS friends that God is all three. Knowing that Christ is fully God, and fully man. Like time, past, present , and future, but all is still time. Like ice, snow, vapor, water, different forms but all the same. Father, brother, boss, coworker, husband, coach, owner, dad, but all the same person. What say you?

    Ron

  2. Ron, all the creaturely analogies are interesting. In fact, I see a hundred or more triads. But I don’t think any limited, creaturely analogy can explain the infinite triune God. So when I declare that (1) there is one true God, and (2) this God exists in three, distinct Persons, and (3) each Person is equally and fully God, I use Scripture.

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