The Trinity; One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Shield-Trinity-Scutum-Fidei-English.svgThe Trinity; One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God is too big to be defined so what is your understanding of the Trinity? One friend has told me that the Trinity means relationship, a circular goodness or just love. Another way of looking at it is to think of Christ as the bridge between God and man, an eternal triangle.

On page 125 of his book ‘Reaching for the Invisible God’, Philip Yancey writes that the Trinity could be likened to the creative process. The progenitor of reality (God the Father) is the origin of the idea of a creative act; the Son reflects the expression of that idea in reality and the Spirit reflects the recognition in us of the good which that work does for mankind, so that we call it the work of God.

The recent TV program about the research performed by Robert Watson-Watt during the war, leading to the development of radar, exemplifies the creative process. Watson-Watt had the idea of radar and struggled to bring it into reality. Many people, who recognised the benefits of radar, have subsequently contributed to radar and worked with it. They contributed to victory in the Battle of Britain and the subsequent inventions of systems for air traffic control and the microwave oven.

But why bother to include God? Why not say that man invented radar? Perhaps it’s because the potential for radar already existed and man just discovered it.

Peter Coates,

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