Ben Reaoch | Category: Theology for Life
Francis Shaeffer wrote, “Every once in a while in my discussions someone asks how I can believe in the Trinity. My answer is always the same. I would still be an agnostic if there was no Trinity, because there would be no answers. Without the high order of personal unity and diversity as given in the Trinity, there are no answers. . . . Every philosophy has this problem [of unity and diversity], and no philosophy has an answer. Christianity does have an answer in the existence of the Trinity. The only answer to what exists is that He, the starting-place, is there.” (He Is There and He Is Not Silent)
Think about the unity and diversity we experience each and every day. We are unified as human beings and also diverse in our distinct personalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, cultures, preferences, etc. A husband and wife are two distinct persons, but in marriage come together as one. A church family is made up of many individuals who are united together in the bond of fellowship.
Very precious is the doctrine of the believer’s union with Christ. This does not mean that I become Christ or Christ becomes me. But in the miracle of salvation I am united to Christ in such a way that He takes my sin and gives me His righteousness. In these ways and more, we can see the unity and diversity of the Trinity reflected in various areas of our lives.
Don’t run away from the mystery of the Triune God of Scripture. This is a profound and unique truth. The God who created the universe and who created mankind in His image, is a God who is perfect unity in diversity. Meditate on this. Look for the glimmers of this reflected in the world around you. And give praise to the great One-in-Three.
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