(Who can understand it?)
There are those who tried to define trinity and there are those who also tried to explain what trinity is. But those who defines and those who attempted to explain it, doesn’t have the capability of comprehending trinity by themselves through human knowledge. They may think that they have the answer. They may think that they understand it, but unless the Holy Spirit will illuminate God’s Word to open one’s mind, no one even the most brilliant person in this world can understand the doctrine of trinity. Even Theologians themselves cannot understand Trinity UNLESS THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL OPEN THEIR MINDS. That is the reason why many professing Christian churches become cultic.
One of the Pentecostal Movements founded by William Branham becomes “oneness” because of their confusion of this doctrine. Branham tried to define and explain about God and said that while Jesus was crucified, God the Father and God the Holy Spirit were also hanging on the cross. Branham condemned Christians who believe in trinity because there is no such word in the Bible and this teaching is of the devil, he said. Branham and his followers don’t understand and were confused about the trinity thus, “Oneness Church” becomes a cultic religion.
There are also those who believe trinity, who believe Jesus is the Christ but to them, Jesus is only a man and not the Almighty God, again this is another cultic religion.
The Catholics believe trinity but Catholicism also contends that Mary was without sin, making her into a type of a “god” thus, claiming that Mary is the “fourth person” within the trinity. Mary now has a direct say in mankind’s salvation through her role of co-redemption and mediation. Hence, the elevated Mary becomes a “goddess” in the Catholic faith. This kind of doctrine is more confusing and is more destructive than any other cultic and occultism.
Why are all these confusions? It is because not unless the Holy Spirit will illuminate our mind when we read the Bible or when we hear God’s Word we cannot understand the TRIUNE GOD. No one can explain TRINITY and no one can define it.
Just like a certain taste to have tasted a distinct flavor. How can you explain the taste of saltiness to someone who has not tasted salt? How can you explain sour or sweetness to someone who haven’t tasted sweet or the taste of sour? How can you explain the flavor of an avocado to someone who hasn’t eaten an avocado fruit? How can you explain the color of the rainbow to someone who is born blind?
When God the Holy Spirit will open our mind about TRINITY that is the only time we can understand it but we can’t find word to explain it or to make it comprehensible.
I had been born again and had been a pastor preaching and teaching the Bible. I just believe the trinity because Jesus plainly says about it many times especially in the gospel of John. He was talking about the Father and he was talking about the Holy Spirit and He was also talking about the Son. I just trusted His Word even though I can’t grasp the meaning of it.
For 34 years of being a preacher of God’s Word, it was only the year of 2009 when the Holy Spirit illuminated His Word while God had inspired me to write a sermon for my website to explain the Ten Commandments. While writing the “First and Second Commandments” sermon, the Holy Spirit opened the eyes of my heart.
The word “God” in Hebrew is “Elohim” which is in plural form. In Genesis 1:26, Elohim said, “Let us make man in our image.” He was not talking to the angels as the cultic religion explains because angels are not God’s partners in the creation. Elohim was talking to himself (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). When Jesus was crucified, he called the Father in the singular form “Eloi”(Aramaic). (Matthew 27:46), “Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani?” (He did not use the word Elohim) “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?”
To two people who have eyes to see both know the color of the sky or the color of the rainbow. Do they need to explain it to each other? Those who have both tasted an avocado don’t need explanation because both knew how it tastes. Those whom God had opened their minds to understand the TRIUNE GOD will have the privilege of fully comprehending TRINITY. They don’t need to explain to each other because they can’t explain it.
How then can you obtain this Divine Knowledge? Let us read Luke 11:11-13, “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
It is the Holy Spirit who will illuminate God’s Word into our mind so what we have to do is to ask the Father. But asking for the Holy Spirit should not be taken lightly. In the previous verses from the same context, (Luke 11:5-8) Jesus is talking about a persistent and boldness in asking. Not because God is hard to ask or unwilling to give what you are asking for but to test ourselves if we really are serious and that we really thirst for God.
(Psalm 42:1) “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you O God.” Do you really thirst for God and for His Word? Do you really thirst for the Holy Spirit? Persistently asking to the Father is vital, important, necessary, it is imperative and urgent. No one should take it lightly.
Jesus Challenge all of us in verses 9 to 10, “So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
The moment God will open your mind to understand the doctrine of TRINITY, there is no way that you become a cultic or to follow wrong, contaminated and confusing doctrine.
Notice what Jesus says; “How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.” Not everyone has the right to call God his or her Father if a person is still spiritually dead. That is why to be born again is a MUST. And even if you are a true born again Christian you still have to persistently ask the Father for the Holy Spirit so to comprehend the incomprehensible. I’ll say it again, no one even the most brilliant person in this world can understand the doctrine of trinity unless the Holy Spirit will open one’s mind.