We know that a belief in a god distinguishes religion from atheism and secularism. We further know that a belief in one god distinguishes Islam, Judaism, and Christianity from other religions. But what distinguishes the Christian God from the gods of other monotheistic religions? It is the belief in the Trinity. And why is that important? It is because the triunity of God makes Him to be the one true God described in Scripture. Without the Trinity, God cannot be eternally loving or eternally good, because He would have no one to whom He could love or show goodness. But the Triune God can be eternally loving and good, because He shows love and goodness to Himself within the Trinity. Now Christianity is often accused of being polytheistic because of the Trinity, but that cannot be the case, for God always reveals Himself as a Father, Son, and Spirit. The Father has eternally been begetting the Son, and the Son is eternally begotten. The Spirit proceeds from the Father and Son together. That means that the distinct persons of the Trinity "are who they are together. They always are together and thus they always work together" (Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity, 34). This is the God we worship on Trinity Sunday and every Sunday, for He is the one true God, and He is the God of Christianity. May God give us understanding of the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that we may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Sunday at Liberty
- SS: Pastor Rory–Personal Relationships in Evangelism
- AM: Pastor Rory–2 Corinthians 13:14–Praise to the Triune God (sermon notes)
- PM: Josh De Leon & Bailey Johnson–Israel Trip Report