Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Thoughts on the Trinity

If there is one christian theological concept people have trouble wrapping their minds around its the trinity. How does the trinity square with something like the Shema from Deuteronomy: "Hear oh Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One."

One of the best illustrations I have heard is that of water. Water? Yes. The trinity is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Water is liquid water, solid ice, and gaseous water vapor. All are the same yet all are different. God is water, but he can be perceived in different forms depending on what is happening.

My roommate used this illustration my freshman year. I like it so I thought I would put it down here. Thanks Dave.

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