Grab your coffee and consider today the glory of the Trinity!
We have had 12 posts on the Trinity. We have gone out into the “deep end”. You might be thinking: “ok, ok, the Trinity matters, but does it REALLY matter that much?”
Here is an attempt to give a short Answer:
5 quick reasons why the Trinity REALLY does matter:
1.) Atonement Implications
“If Jesus is merely a created being, and not fully God, then it is hard to see how he, a creature, could bear the full wrath of God against all our sins. Could any creature, no matter how great, really save us?”
Take the Son out of the Trinity….. and you and I are not and CAN NOT be saved!
Good news…. Jesus IS God!
2.) Trust Implications
The Trinity gives me reason to trust in God for salvation.
- If the Father did not send the Son…
- If Jesus did not come in human flesh, die, rise from the grave….
- If the Spirit did not breath new life in us….
- Then who, exactly, are we trusting in for salvation, forgiveness, eternity, etc and is it wise to do so?!?
Good news….. you can trust in the 3 in 1 for salvation!
3.) Worship and Prayer Implications
If the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit do not equal God…. why worship Him or pray to Him? Every prayer ever uttered “in Jesus name” is meaningless. The reason the words, “in Jesus name” carry meaning is because the Son is our mediator before the Father. We don’t come before the Father in prayer, in the name of our self or in the name of a priest. We come in the name of THEE great high priest – Jesus Christ. He is your mediator! If Jesus is not God, then Christians are the worst of idolaters!
Good news….you can come to the Father!
4.) Bible Implications
If the Trinity is not God, then the Bible and all of its teachings are meaningless and should NOT be followed.
Good news…. Father, Son, Holy Spirit = God!
5.) Gospel Implications
The Gospel IS Trinity
Meaning we experience our salvation by all of the Godhead.
“We are saved by the eternal purpose of the Father, by the atoning work of the Son, through the power and wisdom of the Spirit. We grow in our understanding of God’s grace as we see how each person of the Trinity interacts with the others to bring us out of darkness, into the light.”
John Frame Systematic Theology
Good news… the gospel IS good news because of the Trinity!
For Further Study:
The Father: Sends His Son into the world
1 John 4:14
The Son: Obeys the Father fully by living a perfect life and dying on the cross for to forgive us of our sins.
I Corinthians 15:3
The Spirit: Is sent by the Father and the Son to apply salvation to us.
5 quick reasons to once again stand in awe of who our God is.
Praise the Father,
Praise the Son,
Praise the Spirit, three in one!