The Attributes of God: Triune

2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

When Christians speak of God, they speak of a triune God. He is Father, Son, and Spirit. He is not three Gods, but one. As one early church author wrote:

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 of escapes me. I cannot grasp the greatness of That One so as to attribute a greater greatness to the Rest. When I contemplate the Three together, I see but one torch, and cannot divide or measure out the Undivided Light.

Scripture ascribes divinity to the Father (Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; 1 Peter 1:3), Son (Acts 20:28; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13), and Spirit (Psalm 95:3; Hebrews 3:7-11; Acts 5:3-4).

It is no small thing to consider the nature of our God, which is what we will be looking at for the next few weeks. I hope you will join us and I hope it helps us draw nearer to the One who created us and cares for us each and every day.


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