Wednesday, July 12, 2017

God The Father, The Son And The Holy Spirit - The Holy Trinity

There is ONLY one God - the Almighty Father, the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, the Creator of the entire Universe, the Heavens, the Earth and all that is in them. He is the One Who was, Who is and Who is to come.
He is the One to Whom all glory and honour must be given. He is the One Who is to be praised, worshipped, adored and glorified. We must give thanks to Him always. We must love Him above everything else and with all our hearts, our minds, our strength and our soul.
There is ONLY one way of worshipping God the Father Almighty. Anyone who claims otherwise is engaged in idolatry and God detests idolatry. I will expound more on this later.
In Christianity, we talk of the Holy Trinity, that is, God being in three distinct persons yet the same ONE God. It is a mystery that cannot be fully understood but we believe it by faith as a revelation from God. Please note that we are not talking of 3 Gods but one God in 3 distinct persons, which is why I started by stating that there is only one God.
God the Father is the first person of the Holy Trinity.
There is ONLY one Lord Jesus Christ, who is also God and the second person of the Holy Trinity. Jesus Christ is the Word of God. When God created the heavens and the earth at the beginning, He spoke His Word and all He said came into being. In the same manner at the appointed time His Word became a human being and dwelt amongst men in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (John 1:14).
Jesus as God and the Word of God always existed before anything was created. Through Him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without Him (John 1:1-3). Jesus came into this world as a human being for one purpose, which was to die for our sins to reconcile mankind with God (Romans 3:23-26).
Jesus told His Apostles that He would die and rise again on the third day. The basis for Christianity is the fact that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again from death on the third day in confirmation of His promise to the Apostles. If this did not happen, Christianity would not exist today.
Some people say Jesus never died on the cross, not to talk of rising from death. This view challenges Christianity. However, anyone who cares to study history will confirm that 12 men or Apostles (including Saul and later Paul) were willing to die for this very fact that Jesus rose from death and appeared to them in person to confirm the truth about Christianity.
And indeed all of them were killed at various times and places for this very belief except John the Evangelist who escaped death unhurt when he was thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil and later went on exile to an Island called Patmos where he wrote by Divine inspiration the bible book of Revelation around 97AD and where he later died a natural death around 100AD.
We thank God for the lives of the Apostles and the lives of all those who continue to witness to the Lord in word and deeds.
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Spirit is also known as the Paraclete, the Comforter, the Helper who stays with Christians forever and reveals the truth about God as Jesus promised His Apostles (John 14: 15-17).
It is ONLY those who believe in God the Father and in Jesus Christ as the Son of God that receive the Holy Spirit to guide them through this world. Without the Holy Spirit, a person cannot successfully live in this world without engaging in unrighteous acts all the time.
That is why every human being needs the Holy Spirit and the starting point is to believe in God, believe in Jesus, love Him and obey His commandments wholeheartedly.
The Holy Trinity is a mystery that humans cannot fully comprehend but Christians accept by faith as God's revelation. What I have done here is to provide proof from Scriptures on the existence and reality of three distinct persons in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
There are some who claim to be Christians and yet do not believe in the Holy Trinity. Even a human being created by God Almighty is composed of body, soul and spirit. That should tell them something. If the same God gives a revelation about Him being three distinct persons in the ONE same God, why the doubt and disbelief by these group of Christians?
John 4:24 says God is Spirit, and only by the power of His Spirit (Holy Spirit) can people worship Him as He really is. Jesus Christ is the Word of God and became a human being (John 1:14)to save the world from perishing by His sacrificial death on the Cross of Calvary.
Just as a human being's word is the person, so is God's Word God Himself.
As I mentioned earlier, there is ONLY one way to worship God and that is through His Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:11-12 - Jesus is the One of whom the scripture says, "The stone that you the builders despised turned out to be the most important of all." Salvation is to be found through Him ALONE; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us."
There are some who believe there are several ways to worship or several ways to reach God. Jesus says "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one goes to the Father except by me" (John 14:6).
What this means is that except THROUGH Jesus, any other claim as being the way to God is simply idolatry and God detests idolatry.
Jesus says "If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples; you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John 8:31-32).
Dear reader, since you have read and known the truth today about the Holy Trinity and about Jesus the Son of God being the ONLY way to God, I invite you to think deeply about these words and give your life to Christ today.
God bless you as you hear His voice today and obey and also share this message with others in Jesus' mighty name, Amen.

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