Tri-unity of God Conference * Berean Baptist Church * March 14-16, 2014
Trusting and Treasuring our God
Session #4 Handout – How do you explain the Tri-unity of God?
I could get into a long discussion of ___________ theological words such as economic Trinity, immanent Trinity, person, nature, substance, social model, mutually indwelling, eternally ordered, social order, subordination, subordinationism, center of self-consciousness, ontological equality, eternal generation, eternal procession, roles, and egalitarian.
We could take a step back in time and look at ___________terms related to the Trinity like persona and substantia.
Going earlier than the Latin era, we could explore the ___________ terms like hypostasis, ousia, monarchia, perichoresis, and taxis.
We could talk about the ___________________________.
We could try to explain the Trinity with _____________________.
But after millennia of discussions, it is still a fact that the Tri-unity of God is a mystery. Simply, our God is bigger and smarter than we.
How does one explain the Tri-unity of God?
But here is what you do. Trust and treasure such a magnificent, glorious God as revealed within the pages of Scripture. There is one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And you defend against what God is not.
Gregory of Naziansus – No sooner do I conceive of the one than I am illumined by the splendor of the three; no sooner do I distinguish them than I am carried back to the one. When I think of any one of the three I think of him as the whole, and my eyes are filled, and the greater part of what I am thinking escapes me.