“Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man…” (James 3:1-2)
This Scriptural admonition is one I take seriously. There is only One who is perfect, who spoke perfectly, and had complete purity in His understanding of life. “For now I see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know fully just as I have been fully known. But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (I Cor. 13:12-13)
That which I am attempting to bring forth does not come from my own human wisdom or understanding, but rather has been given to me from countless influences: teachers, pastors, family, books and friends, through prayer and the meditation of God's Word. Through the years I have seen patterns in my heart that I believe are indisputable. Whatever difficulty there may be in transferring these thoughts in written form, the veracity of the thoughts themselves, if studied and meditated, I am convinced, will produce for the reader a favorable result.
Lastly, although I believe wholeheartedly in this work, and its spiritual integrity, I will be the first to admit, since I am human and have a limited perception, that I may be wrong in one point or the other. However, I encourage the reader to take the material, align it with Scripture and living, to test it and prove it. I am bringing this forth with boldness, yet care, as I realize there will be some philosophical and doctrinal challenges to the reader. I am in God’s hands. He will judge me.
‘Trinity’, the word, has never been found in the Bible, however, its presence is felt through all of Scripture. It is from the basis of revelation knowledge (heart knowledge) I am bringing forth this teaching. The scientific (head knowledge) will surround the spiritual core of the body of this material.
There are three areas I would like to address: 1) God Himself, 2) Creation, and 3) Man.
God created man in His image, much like what man creates is in his image. As a songwriter, when I create a song, written from my heart, it’s a carbon copy of who I am, the struggles I am facing and my frame of mind at the moment I am writing. The song is a reflection of my heart. We are a carbon copy of our Creator. To find out more about God, we can look at ourselves. “If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.” (I John 4:20-21)
(for more study, see the Trinity Concepts Key)