Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Opus 2024-082: No Trinity

There has to be a reason why God did not include the vocabulary word “trinity” in the Bible anywhere.  The Trinity is a theological doctrine that summarizes several concepts found clearly in the New Testament:  There is one God.  The Father is God.  The Son is God.  The Spirit is God.  They are three distinct persons who can communicate with each other.  Yet there is only one God.  Confused?  Good, you were listening.  It is a truth that we are to wrestle with and meditate on but involves infinite concepts that are honestly beyond us in our present limited form.

Another reason might be that by including the word it would limit our thinking in our meditation to what the word means.  Possibly by focusing on the meaning of the word, we would not be open to the vast panorama of the concept.

I recently was in a discussion where the mystery of the Trinity was very obvious.  There was a lot of confusion in the discussion because we kept trying to put the Trinity in a box.  That does not work very well.  I knew I was in trouble when I was told that the Trinity is easy to understand.  All that told me was that he did not have a clue.

I don’t either but at least I know it.

homo unius libri

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