Six Objections to the Trinity – 5 of 6

5 of 6:  There are no types, patterns, or analogies for the trinity in Scripture.  Nor in creation can you find an example of three persons in one being, unless it is a person who is possessed by multiple demons – and what is godly or even normal about that?  God commonly gives types, patterns, and analogies for those things He wants us to learn.  Just think of how often Jesus used such analogies in His teaching.  Since we can find no analogy for the trinity, isn’t that a sign that it is not a teaching that comes from God?

The choice is simple: you can either follow Christ for whom there are countless types, patterns, and analogies in the Bible or you can try to follow a trinity concept for which types, patterns, and analogies are practically impossible to find.

It’s much simpler, and more biblical, to live for our Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

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Have You Heard of Jesus?

Have you heard of Jesus?

I’m not asking if you’ve heard of church, or if you’ve heard of Christians, or if you’ve heard of religion.

I’m asking if you’ve heard of Jesus.

This is the Jesus who was born a descendant of Israel’s King David.  It’s the Jesus who gave His life in love for others – the Jesus through whom God worked miracles.  The Jesus who was cruelly rejected and crucified…and yet who was, three days after His death, raised from the dead and then ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God.  Have you heard of this Jesus?

This Jesus I am describing to you is the One to whom you should pay attention.  He is alive.  He is reigning throughout every molecule of the universe.  His angels have every hair on your head counted.  Everything you do in this life matters to Him.  If He pays this much attention to you, shouldn’t you be paying attention to Him?

(One of the things His life clearly communicates to us is that God is calling us to better – that is, more moral – behavior.)

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You Know Better Than That!

Many of us struggle with figuring out God’s will.

We cry out, sometimes repeatedly, to God: “O God, please tell me what you want me to do!”  Then we fret over whether He will answer us.

The answer is there, if our hearts will simply be quiet enough to know it.

The answer is in our consciences.  Our consciences don’t often tell us what to do in sentences we could write.  Rather, we simply know what the right thing to do is.  We don’t always know how we know – we just know that we know.

God’s will is always that we do what is good and right in His sight.  It matters little how we know what that is.  It matters only that we know it.  And that we do it.

This is why our parents could tell us after we’d done some particularly bone-headed thing, “You know better than that!”  We did know better.  We just didn’t pay attention to what we knew.  Our hearts were too busy with other thoughts.

Consider this and don’t struggle so much over figuring out God’s will.  Just do what’s right – because that’s God’s will.

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Beneath the Raging River Flows a Gentle, Quiet Stream – Part 3

We come to Jesus for the purpose of enjoying life with God.  We cannot come to Jesus without turning from our selfish ways and living by the love that He teaches us.

In coming to Him, we have the benefit of drinking from a quiet stream that emanates from the deepest part of our being – far way from the worries that so often preoccupy our minds.  This is the stream of gentle, encouraging thoughts that flow from His heart to ours.

This stream of consciousness is not intended for select times and occasions, but is rather our daily inheritance through Jesus Christ our Lord.  It is the very stream that sustained Jesus during His earthly life – it is the Holy Spirit bringing God’s thoughts to us.

This is life.  Eternal life.  Partake of that which Jesus is offering you – that which He died to provide you.  With Him, there is life.  Without Him, there is only existence.

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The Lord Is Worthy – Part 3

We know that the Lord is worthy of a relationship with us; what we don’t know is whether we are worthy of a relationship with Him.

The good news of the Bible is that God has made us worthy through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Look to Him who loves you, and the purity of His eyes will forgive you and wash you clean of your past sins.  Moreover, they will empower you to walk in love so that you stop sinning.

He who is busy doing right for Jesus doesn’t have time to sin.  You cannot serve God and sin.  God and sin are two different masters.

The Lord’s worthiness spills over on to us so that we can walk in the light of His love – hand in hand with Him!

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Can You See the Lord? – Part 3

God wants an intimate relationship with you.  This is why He revealed Himself through the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Seeing Jesus crucified, while He was forgiving all those responsible, was meant to give us confidence in the love of God.

You can, therefore, confidently trust in the Lord Jesus to be a God and Father to you.  You do not have to doubt whether or not He will forgive you for your sins.

You must, however, seek to live as godly as you know how.  God does not take sin lightly.  If you willingly do what you know is wrong, you will suffer punishment for it.  Sometimes the punishment will be of your own determination.  In any case, it will always be fair and appropriate.  It is far better, however, not to sin.

If you can see the Lord, you can avoid sin.  A thief can avoid stealing if he’s always in the presence of a police officer.  “See” the Lord.  Stay in the presence of the One who can make you want to live godly…if for no other reason than to please Him.

When you keep the eyes of your understanding on the Lord, His Holy Spirit will fill you and guide you.  Your thoughts will not just be your own; they will include His, too.  This is the most intimate of relationships: your thoughts intertwined with God’s in the sanctuary of your heart.

You’ll never be lonely as long as you can see the Lord.

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Can You See the Lord? – Part 2

It is not unusual to see a man reform his life when he meets the woman of his dreams and gets married.  He wants to do everything to please her, and thus alters his words and deeds to that which finds approval in her conscience.  Such a man can even be known to ignore disapproval from every other quarter as long as his wife is proud of him.

Such a pattern gives a way to understand how the Lord Jesus Christ redeems lives when we “see” Him.  His conscience is more pure and more demanding than that of any woman on earth.  Moreover, He sees into the thoughts of the heart which a human being can never do.  Thus, the purifying fire of His eyes can cleanse every part of a person who looks to Him.

When you look to the Lord you must want to live morally before Him.  Otherwise, you will not keep your eyes on Him.  You will hang you head in shame instead.

Put away your evil thoughts.  Put away evil speaking.  Put away your evil deeds.  Live only for His approval.  Do this every day.  All day long.  This is life.  The Bible calls it eternal life.  And it is ours…if we’ll but receive it and walk in it.

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Would You Be More Spiritual? – Part 1

If you want to be more spiritual than you are, it is not a matter of going to church, practicing certain rituals, or praying certain prayers.  Rather, is is a matter of becoming focused on things you cannot contact through your physical senses.  Specifically, it means focusing on the Lord Jesus Christ – who is completely invisible to the physical eye.

You cannot contact Jesus by sight, sound, touch, smell, or taste.  He is God, which means He is spirit.  His presence fills the universe but He cannot be physically detected because there is nothing physical about His being.  There was at one time, but that is no longer the case.

Act as if the Lord Jesus hears you every time you speak – even every time you have a thought.

 “All things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.”   (Hebrews 4:13 NASB)

Live every moment of your life as if the Lord Jesus is observing you live it.  This is how you become more spiritual.

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Are You Friendly or Hostile to the Name of Jesus?

Would you describe yourself as friendly to the name of Jesus Christ or hostile to it?

You cannot be a friend of God while you are hostile to the name of Jesus.  It is the name which represents God’s greatest expression of love for humanity.  To be hostile to this name is to show hostility to God Himself.

Have you noticed what a polarizing name Jesus is?  Usually, you will find that people are either delighted to hear that name come up in conversation…or feel awkward that someone brought Him up.  There’s no middle ground.

Given all that God has done for us through Christ, even indifference toward His name amounts to hostility.

You are known in heaven today by your friendship or hostility toward the name of Jesus  Christ.  How are you being viewed?

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Do You Live for the Name of Jesus?

Whose name do you live for: yours or someone else’s?  If someone else’s, is that someone else Jesus?  If so, wonderful!

Most people live for their own name.  That is, they live for their own reputation, their own identity, their own selves.  Such people want to make sure they look good to others – at least the others that they care about impressing.

This is a selfish way to live.  And it’s not very enjoyable.  (Haven’t you noticed?)

Jesus taught us a better way to live.  He lived for God.  He cared more about God’s name than He did His own.  He cared more about God’s reputation than He did His own.  He cared more about God than He cared about Himself.  As He loved and lived for the name of God, so we can love and live for the name of Jesus.  This is where you can find the greatest joy in living.

The name of Jesus Christ – the name which is worthy enough for all of us to live for!

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