Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 13:14, 3:17, 1 Timothy 3:16, 2:5, Isaiah 55:8-9, 40:18, 45:5, 6:8, 1 Corinthians 8:4, Genesis 1:1, 1:26, 2:24, 11:6, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 1:1, 16:7, 14:26, 16:13, 1 Kings 8:60, Philippians 2:11, Titus 2:13, Acts 5:3-4, Colossians 1:16, Job 26:13, Ephesians 1:3-4, 1:17, 1:13, 2:18, 1 Peter 1:2
The doctrine of the Trinity may be the greatest distinctive characteristic of Christianity. No other religion in the world is, or ever has been, a trinitarian religion. Judaism, Islam, the Unitarians, and Jehovah’s Witnesses all deny the doctrine of the Trinity. Even though the word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, the truth of the Trinity is found throughout the Bible. It is one of the great truths of God and one of the great mysteries of God. We can know this truth but we may never fully come to understand it. In this message. Dr. Merritt unpacks what we know of God's Persons through a powerful tour of Scripture on the topic.
"There are two things alone that the human mind really cannot understand or comprehend. One is infinity, and the other is eternity. With infinity there is no beginning; with eternity there is no ending. Yet, we know that God is both infinite and eternal. He has neither beginning nor ending. That is simply incomprehensible, because everything we know and see has a beginning and an ending--except God. God has even left us clues throughout this universe of His trinitarian nature. There are three basic features of this universe. There is space, matter, and time. Space is length, breadth, and height. Matter is energy, motion, and phenomena. Time is past, present, and future. We even see it in ourselves. Man is body, soul, and spirit. Likewise, God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.