The Trinity, Part Eleven:
A Simplified Model of the Trinity

In past lessons we have said that it is possible to have a singularity within a plurality, and that no matter how we look, all Persons of the Trinity are so alike that all had the attributes of God and did the works of God. So why the Trinity?

1 Timothy 3:16 - Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

God is too awesome to relate to man. So here is a down-to-earth model, not to disparage God in any way or to degrade his awsomeness or majesty, but rather to help us with our finite minds to understand Who He is:

God is so Omni**** (wild card: everything -- omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, etc.) that man cannot relate.

Job 11:7-9 - Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens -- what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave -- what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

Job 36:26 - How great is God! Beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out.

Job 37:23 - The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.

Isaiah 40:13 - Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed him as his counselor? ...quoted by Paul in Romans 11:33-36 - Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen!"

Isaiah 40:28 - Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Psalm 145:32 - Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

If it is true that man may have had up to ten dimentions before the fall, and now has only four, one could say that man may have lost 60% of his ability to comprehend God -- ability that he had before the fall.

The Father, and the See-and-Die Rule - "Man cannot see God and live".

So all of these references seem to point more to the Father, especially those mentioning the "See-and-Die" rule. But what about the cases in the Old Testament where people did see God, and they didn't die?

The Son, God's Action Figure - When God needs to give man a personal touch or course correction, he sends the Son to relate to him. So in the cases were people "saw" God in the Old Testament and didn't die, they were probably relating to the Son: the pre-incarnate Jesus.

Next time: The Son (continued), as man's intermediary. The transformer to step down God's voltage to where we can handle it.

Then, The Holy Spirit, God's Energizer Battery.