How does one explain the concept of the Holy Trinity? At best it would be a challenge for the mind to do so, but, without acceptance of the truth of it one would compromise their soul to eternal torment.
Let’s first take a look at the word Trinity. It is comprised of tri, which means three, and unity which means one. So, how can three be one? Such is the challenge to explain. How can the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be one God, and not three? How can 1 Father + 1 Son +1 Spirit = 1 God? In beings, the mathematical function of addition does apply, as each human is unique. Man is limited to the three-dimensional world in which he exists. God however is Spirit and is not limited as mankind is limited. Therefore, 1 Father x 1 Son x 1 Holy Spirit does truly = 1 God.
What scripture readings can we sight which speak directly to or imply about God as Trinity? “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 is later followed by “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image” Genesis 1:26a. Note the use of the words us and our, indicating more than one “being” within God.
In Isaiah we read “And now the Sovereign Lord has sent me, endowed with his Spirit.” Herein, Sovereign Lord refers to the Father, while me refers to Jesus Christ, the one sent, and his Spirit refers to the Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 48:16b).
Let’s look at a reading for each of the Trinity being called God.
“Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead” Galatians 1:1
Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”” John 20:28
Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” Acts 5:3-4
Jesus tells us at the end of Matthew’s gospel “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19
To those who say that Christ is not God, I say, read the following “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23
The Trinity is also shown in this passage, “and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:22
There are many more verses just within the four gospels which speak of God as not just one “being”. Over 30 times Jesus refers to “my Father”. He tells us that if we have seen Him that we have seen the Father. He also tells us that the Father and He are one. How can two be one? We truly must stretch our minds and not allow them to be limited in their perception of what is possible.
Don’t confine your thinking to the mathematics of addition. Instead think of the power of 1 to the third power, the power of three “beings” in the essence of one God. Don’t give in to the limitations of this world, for with God all is possible.