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Jesus and The Trinity

Posted by Mr. Nice Guy on July 24, 2009

Question: Okay here goes…When was Jesus really born, we know America celebrates his birth on Dec. 25th …but wasn’t it closer to spring..or is it possible that it was actually Dec 25th & the weather in Bethlahem(sp?) was spring like….And How do I explain Trinity to a person when I don’t even know how to explain it..I just Believe?

Answer: Dec. 25th was implemented by the Catholic Church as a way to join Christianity with Paganism. That’s why they still pray to Mary, in place of the Queen Mother of Heaven, which was the tradition at the time. The mixed pure Christianity with Pagan traditions to gain converts and its remained the same ever since. You are correct, He was born near spring time because the path they took is nearly impassible during the winter season.

The Trinity is a simple concept. You have a mind, body, and spirit, and people don’t see a problem with that, even though there is only one you.

God The Father was distant in the OT. God the Son came in physical form and lived among mankind. God the Holy Spirit came to live within mankind. So in essence you have mind, body, and spirit of God.

Genesis 1:1 is a perfect example of this. God created the heaven and the earth. The Hebrew word used for God in that verse is Elohim, which is a plural noun, used in the singular, proper form. It implies more than one. Based on the passage, we assume God the Father was present. In verse 2, we see that the Spirit of God is hovering over the water, and if you read John 1:1-14 in the NT, you see that The Word (Jesus – God The Son) was present at the creation, thus explaining the presence of the word Elohim. Hope that helps.

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2 Responses to “Jesus and The Trinity”

  1. A couple of problems. The stuff about Catholicism and Christmass is false. See http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=16-10-012-v

    Mind, body and spirit are three parts. The three divine persons aren’t parts of God.

    third, all three persons are united in their actions. So the idea that the Faher was distant in the OT seems mistaken.

    • You can call them persons if you wish, but its easier to explain to someone that doesn’t know, if you use the word parts. People are familiar with using multiple parts to create a whole. What’s odd is the idea of using multiple persons to make up one Supreme Being. I answered the question in a way that would make sense to someone that doesn’t know anything about the Trinity.

      Actually, God The Father is very distant in the OT. He interacts with man from a distance and definitely doesn’t come to live among men. Jesus came to live among men, and the Holy spirit came to live within men. God was slowly working His way closer to mankind all throughout history.

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