This is the best explanation of why we have so much trouble understanding the Trinity. Why it is a mystery to us.

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  1. This was absolutely brilliant! I’m going to have to save and post it myself.

  2. I thought so too. For me it explained clearly why we can’t grasp it.

  3. Can you tell me who is YHWH and who is Jesus?

  4. YHWH are the consonants for the unspeakable name of God for the Jews who reverenced Him and His name so much that they did not even presume to speak or write His name.

    Jesus is the second person of the Holy Trinity. God the Father. Jesus and the Holy Spirit. All three are God from God and consubstantial with the Father and have existed from eternity. Jesus joined his divine nature to a human nature from the seed of Mary and was thus incarnated and born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. Jesus is a God/Man and always retained His divine nature even in the womb. He lived, taught, and suffered a sacrificial death on the cross to redeem mankind and open Heaven to us through faith.

  5. God identified Himself as YHWH (“I AM”) in Ex 3:13-14). When Jesus was asked, he answered: “Before Abraham was, I AM” (Jn 8:58). Jesus further revealed this mystery by stating that “I and the Father are one” (Jn 10:30) and “The Father is in me and I am in the Father.”

    The Judai-Christian heritage is a revealed religion. The strict monotheistic Jews did not understand how this could be so they proceeded to stone Jesus because “for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God” (Jn 10:33). The early Christians were taught about the true identity of the Christ: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Jn 1:1). Jesus is revealed as a part of the Godhead, God in the fresh, the Logos (Word) but not simply as the personification of God’s revelation (as in the OT) but God’s perfect revelation of Himself in this fullness of time.

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