Recently I was discussing with a friend how nice it would be to have discussions that were based on mutual respect for one another vs. disdain and at times feeling the need to be 'right', at the others expense. The truth is everyone of us comes from different homes, has different parents, are exposed to different people, have been taught different things, have made different decisions, committed different sins and have chosen to believe what we believe based on these few things... there are many more to be sure. Our journeys have made us who we are today, but that journey is not done.
I believe that those who hold to faith (I am speaking of the Christian faith), the faith of the bible... are plentiful in this forum. I am interested in discussing and exchanging thoughts on why or what one's belief is in regards to the Godhead (the Trinity). You see for me, it is not too difficult to understand the basic concept and believe the truth of it goes far beyond human/my understanding.
In another thread one poster made this statement:
Isaiah is making a prophecy about the messiah, which is Jesus, not an archangel called Michael. Jesus will be called the mighty God and that is true, for all Christians do call Him the mighty God. The apostle Paul wrote, "Our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus." The apostle Paul also wrote that the fullness of the Godhead dwelt in Him bodily and He create ...[text shortened]... esus forgave sins and rose from the dead, so I ask you, who else can do that but the mighty God?
Another poster responded with this...
So the other two beings of this godhead cannot do those things? Apparently not. So then they are not all equal? Apperantly not.
Hear is how I understand the Godhead. It is very simplistic and does not come close to the truth of it, but I think you may agree it can make sense if given some honest thought.
The Godhead is made up of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Three distinct yet all the same, One God! There is an aspect to the Father that is different than the Son, and the Son different from the Holy Ghost, the Holy Ghost different from the Father. To refer to each of the members of the Godhead with attributes or characteristics would be to limit on each member, God is not limited to man's understanding and cannot be defined by man, I believe this to be true.
Take H2O, this is a substance that takes on 3 forms... Ice, Water and Steam. All three are individual and separate yet the same, all are one! Ice can do things that water and steam cannot do. It has the power to break things with enormous pressure. Steam on the other hand can also do things that the other cannot do, it has the ability to burn, cut and vanish. Likewise, water is also different... without there would be no life.
This is a lame analogy but one I think illustrates how the Godhead may be able to be easily understood in layman's terms. I don't want a debate between sects, denominations, etc. What do you think, and why do you think it? Let's learn possibly from one another.
If you want to ask me or rail on me about something, PM me. Let's keep this debate civil with respect. Do you believe/understand the Godhead in a similar way, totally different? Thoughts, comments please.