We have tried to decipher the Trinity from what the Bible says about God. In one place it says He is One God. In another Jesus says He is God and in another the Holy Spirit is God and in another we have God the Father and in Genesis He uses the plural when referring to Himself.
We have been through several ways to explain the One and the Three, but I’ve not seen any effort to describe the revelation of God from God’s point of view.
Consider this: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit exist in Eternity. Their cooperation in the Creation is absolute. There is not one particle of difference in the Plan of God between them. The only difference is the role and purpose each assumes in fulfilling the plan. Every detail from one subatomic particle to the absolute ends of the universe is agreed upon. Every being, rock and tree, is here for a purpose in that plan. In the outworking of that purpose and in the unity of that purpose They are ONE! In their moral code and perfection of coordination of their revealed individual persons They are AS One. As Jesus said you have seen Me, you have seen My Father also.
The revelation of God to us in terms of absolute unity of final purpose for Creation teaches He is One. In terms of accomplishing those individual goals as revealed of His plan in time the Three Persons each have individual actions and activities.
We have ruled out modalism but cannot seem to wrap our heads around how three persons can be One God. If we conceive of God’s unity of purpose as binding the three persons together so perfectly that from our point of view He IS One in Three, what have we lost? What violence have we done to our understanding of the Trinity as three persons, One God? Need there be factionalism and discord over accepting such a simple understanding? After all, aren’t we dealing with a God who is capable of such perfect alignment of purpose between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit that they are One?
That which is without limits—infinite! Literally Not Finite!
In practical application, for instance in trying to describe the nature of the Creator God, it is vital that we understand who we are! We are the creature with the finite mind who was created by the Creator to accomplish that for which the Creation was created in the first place!
A proper understanding of God must be reasonable to us even if hard to comprehend! So I have this opportunity to posit a view on the “Infinite”:
The Creator God that we worship, Who is the Father of Jesus Christ, Who Created all that is in this realm, while totally able to affect this realm as He sees fit, exists outside of it. He knows the end of it from the beginning of it because He truly comprehends its entirety, beginning to end, top to bottom, front to back, and has total access to it anywhere and any-when He chooses. To us His being and power truly are infinite, without limits, because from our point of view they are. BUT:
Our God exists in ETERNITY! Where He lives we have no clue concerning its structure except that Christ has assured us that He has gone ahead to prepare a place for us so that where He is we may be also!!
On this celebration of The Resurrection , I would like to say that His Word is good enough for me! When we join Him in the air and begin to comprehend the Purpose of God and see the place for which we were created to have fellowship with Him!!!! THAT will be when we begin to understand the infinite, maybe!
God bless ALL who believe in the One Who defeated death and the grave, paid the debt to justice for us that we could never pay, and loved us more than we can comprehend. To Him be the Glory now and forever, Amen.
The King of Tyre Ezekiel 28:11-19
A very good statement of the orthodox position is at http://www.gotquestions.org/King-of-Tyre.html. Here is an exerpt:
However, some of the descriptions in Ezekiel 28:11–19 go beyond any mere human king. In no sense could an earthly king claim to be “in Eden” or to be “the anointed cherub who covers” or to be “on the holy mountain of God.” Therefore, most Bible interpreters believe that Ezekiel 28:11–19 is a dual prophecy, comparing the pride of the king of Tyre to the pride of Satan. Some propose that the king of Tyre was actually possessed by Satan, making the link between the two even more powerful and applicable.