A Case for Creation 101: God’s Nature – The Trinity
by Teri Dugan
A misunderstanding that many people have about Christianity, especially those in other religions such as Islam, is the concept of the Trinity. Christians are often accused of “poly-theism” (worshipping multiple gods). However, this is not what Christianity teaches about the Trinity. As we study through Genesis you will notice times where God uses the plural term “We” or “Us,” and there are many times throughout the Old Testament where people meet God in human form, often referred to as a Christophany or Theophany. In addition, the New Testament gives us many examples where Jesus Himself claims to be God; and it is through the Holy Spirit that believers are given revelation and power to do God’s work. The concept of the Trinity is not a problem for Christianity, it is a solution to what we find about God and His nature in the Scriptures.
There are many ways people try to give examples for the Trinity (ice-steam-water, three-leaf clover, the egg etc.), all of which are inadequate, and rightly so, because as our Creator God we should not be able to completely understand Him. As a former Muslim the late Dr. Nabeel Qureshi struggled with the concept of the Trinity, but he had that a-ha moment when he was in a college chemistry class and came across resonance molecules. These molecules are capable of being a single molecule and three different ones all at the same time. Nabeel reasoned that if something in nature can have that type of property how much more so for God the Creator of all things…
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