What is the relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? | Questions & Answers
So to start briefly with 1st John 5 and Acts In John 5 we see the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit all called God or those which bear record. The Truth About the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit According to the Trinity doctrine, therefore, the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy was really saying about the relationship between Jesus and Almighty God, you could turn. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6.
It is often thought that the Holy Spirit condemns people to hell or bring condemnation but that is an act of the individuals heart caused by the law. Here is a very high density amount of the word he. However it is important to note that the Greek word translated he here really is gender neutral however the word translated Comforter is indeed masculine.
The Holy Spirits work in the Church today is to complete the scripture in the lives of the believers. The primary way He did this was through the apostles, Luke and Mark writings after He arrived on the Earth. However He guides us into all truth not just those expressly written in the Word. He is able to enlighten the eyes of our understanding so that we know. He does not speak of Himself which is why we only know Him through the writings in the word and what we have experienced of Him.
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He does not speak from his omniscience. He speaks what he hears the implication is what he hears through your ears. The Holy Spirit also primary function in the Church today is revelation while in rare situations this can mean visions and dreams the majority of the way people experience God is through supernatural knowings one of the manifestations of the spirit.
This is not hearing voices but experiencing the enlightenment from the scripture for your situation. Again Jesus says that the Holy Spirit is glorifying Christ and revealing the nature of Christ in and to us.
God the Father is said to work all in all and to head the operations. Every instance of the endowments is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit, administered by Christ and worked by God the Father's Power.
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I follow the Pentecostal pioneer Howard Carter division of the Holy Spirits manifestations which I will briefly relate bellow. He divides them into three manifestations which know something, three manifestations which do something and three manifestations which say something.
This is not fortune telling it is just a word a single element conveying understanding about a situation.
It is not a paragraph or a book. Likewise work of knowledge is a single element conveying present or past tense knowledge about a situation. Combined with discerning of spirits these are the three gifts which know something. One God, but somehow plural.
And if that alone doesn't convince you, have you ever thought about the next part? The part where this being created in his image is described?
Somehow one person was not enough to represent God's image.
God's image was created as a loving community in two persons, and two complementary persons at that - male and female with this strange urge to 'love' and serve each other and be a harmonious unity. And, on top of it all, each human being, in the image of God, is a 'trinity', a multiple unity of body, soul and spirit, while still remaining one person, one being, one entity.
Do we want to 'demand' that God be 'less complex' than a human being who is "only" His image? We read in Genesis 1: And God saw that it was good. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. There "in the image of God" corresponds to "male and female". Mankind is 'one', but God sees the need to make two different and complementary beings in order to adequately represent his image.
Even taken in isolation, this verse is a strong pointer towards the plurality of the nature of the one God, which the rest of the scriptures can then be seen to support. Even if some Christian scholars disagree, why do I still think that this really is a valuable additional reference, even though the Trinity is amply demonstrated in the other scriptures?
Because even the Jewish Rabbis have a very hard time to come to terms with this passage. Several Rabbis tried to advance various explanations as to 'explain away' this plural but they only have managed to show that it won't go away. Each subsequent Rabbi refutes the former ones and shows why their reasonings do not survive scrunity.
But, maybe, as with so much, the concept of the Trinity might just be the solution to this problem too. Have a look at the Jewish Rabbis' struggles at: Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor? Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?
And the answer that is clearly is implied, is "Nobody".
So, the "us" can not refer to anyone other than God. And even the Qur'an disagrees with the idea that the Lord took advice from the angels Sura The Lord only announces to the angels that he made man and now they have to prostrate before man. So again, only the Lord God is the Creator, just as the Bible says. If you want to see a Protestant theologian explain it, and also a Jewish approach to the Trinity, please see some other articles on the Trinity on the world wide web 123 Another article by a Christian, showing similarities and differences in the Christian and Islamic concept of the Oneness of God: At least I hope, you can say, 'given this approach of interpretation of scripture', the Trinity is a doctrine that is reflecting amply documented Biblical data.
The main problem of communication between the pro and the contra side on many a topic is NOT that one side takes the Bible as it is and the other side is twisting it, or not accepting its authority, but it is the question of 'hermeneutics'.
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What is the correct way of interpreting a given text. And if we have seemingly contradictory statements, which ones do we choose to make our 'main' reference which will then 'qualify' the others as less important and which ones are therefore 'special cases' of limited authority and 'abrogated' within the Bible itself if you want to use 'Islamic' language.
I think that there are many topics [like whether women should be allowed to preach, which is an especially notorious one] which are really problems of hermeneutics and we might never solve this question to the satisfaction of all Christians. However, the Trinity is [in my and most every Christians opinion] not one of hermeneutics. It is very clear in all the Scriptures. But there are some who I am not really willing to say of that they are not Christians and who hold a basically Arian view. I think it is misrepresenting the clear claims of Scripture, but we have to be patient and give everyone time to 'grow into understanding'.
It was not clear even to the first disciples at first, but a process of clarification under the guidance of the Holy Spirit as Jesus promised: As stated in the Athanasian Creedthe Father is uncreated, the Son is uncreated, and the Holy Spirit is uncreated, and all three are eternal without beginning. Each person is understood as having the identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures.
A possible interpretation of Genesis 1: Perichoresis A depiction of the Council of Nicaea in ADat which the Deity of Christ was declared orthodox and Arianism condemned Perichoresis from Greek"going around", "envelopment" is a term used by some scholars to describe the relationship among the members of the Trinity. The Latin equivalent for this term is circumincessio.
This concept refers for its basis to John 14—17where Jesus is instructing the disciples concerning the meaning of his departure. His going to the Father, he says, is for their sake; so that he might come to them when the "other comforter" is given to them.
Then, he says, his disciples will dwell in him, as he dwells in the Father, and the Father dwells in him, and the Father will dwell in them.
This is so, according to the theory of perichoresis, because the persons of the Trinity "reciprocally contain one another, so that one permanently envelopes and is permanently enveloped by, the other whom he yet envelopes". Hilary of PoitiersConcerning the Trinity 3: It also harmonizes well with the doctrine that the Christian's union with the Son in his humanity brings him into union with one who contains in himself, in the Apostle Paul 's words, "all the fullness of deity" and not a part.
Perichoresis provides an intuitive figure of what this might mean. The Son, the eternal Word, is from all eternity the dwelling place of God; he is the "Father's house", just as the Son dwells in the Father and the Spirit; so that, when the Spirit is "given", then it happens as Jesus said, "I will not leave you as orphans; for I will come to you.
Therefore, Orthodox theologians also see the marriage relationship between a man and a woman to be an example of this sacred union. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.