Learning About Unity From The Trinity
larry From St Bernard's, Belfast
31 May 2009 - 6:52pm
John 16:8-15 "But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you." Has anyone studied this passage or heard any sermons or teachings on it? I find it intriguing to learn about the Trinity from the lips of Jesus Himself. It's amazing to hear the Son of God speaking freely about the Father, Himself and the Holy Spirit in the same breath. I haven't any theological letters after my name but have gleaned the following: Although showing distinct characters or persons, they are not separated. Each person of the trinity has a "role to play" that is closely linked to the others' roles. They remain as One for a greater effect than if they were competing with different wills and voices. Although there is no hierarchy of power or importance, there seems to be a natural flow from one to the other - especially in revelation of God to man. We cannot isolate one aspect of the trinity to our liking and disregard the others, following one naturally leads to following "all" parts of the triune God. The relationship between each other is love, service, truth and the glory of God. It's as if God knew that at some point we would need a helping hand with a model for inter-church dialogue and unity :) Further thoughts?
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