Trinity means that one divine nature is a unity of three persons and that God is revealed as three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Trinity: God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God.Wayne Grudem
2 Corinthians 13:14
If you deny the trinity you lose your soul, if you try to explain it lose your mind.Augustine
Ontological Trinity vs. Economic Trinity
Ontological Trinity = Essence
Economic Trinity = Roles
Jesus Has Authority – 4 Resurrections:
- Death to Life Now – Salvation (John 5:21, John 5:22-23, Lewis, John 5:24-25, Romans 10:17)
- Cross to Empty Tomb – Resurrection (John 5:26, Acts 2:24)
- Eternal Life for the Redeemed – Glorification (John 5:27, Daniel 7:13-14, John 5:28-29, Luke 16:24, Matthew 13:41-42, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Spurgeon, Revelation 20:11-14, 2 Corinthians 5:10, James 2:17, Revelation 20:15)
- Eternal Judgment for the Condemned – Hell
Come & See: Jesus has authority over life and death
Death to Life Now – Salvation
Cross to Empty Tomb – Resurrection
Eternal Life for the Redeemed – Glorification
Eternal Judgment for the Condemned – Hell
Christian: Go & Joyfully Submit To & Obey Jesus!
Not a Christian: Go & Don’t Die! Go & Trust Jesus Today!
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. HeC.S. Lewis
has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. … Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.”
“Death – What is it? It is the waiting room where we robe ourselves forCharles Spurgeon
immortality… Dearth is the gate of life; I will not fear to die, then.”