Holy Trinity Persons
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Three Pointed DiagramThe word "Trinity" came from the Latin words "Trinitas" or "Trinus" meaning "threefold." The Trinity comprised in Christian belief by three persons who are God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. In Hebrew, "Holy Spirit" or "the spirit of YaHWeH" came from the word "ruach" and literally meant "spirit of the holiness" or "spirit of the holy place." The Father, Son and Holy Spirit have quite different and particular qualities but are still essentially of the same essence like water, steam and ice of the same elemental makeup.

Three Deity Parts

Trinity Tie KnotThe descriptive word "persons" in the Godhead depicted the role of one personality in their relationship to the other two. In the same way, the Trinity, of "God the Father," "God the Son" and "God the Holy Spirit," can be used to define the three separate and quite distinctive roles of the three persons of the Godhead in relation to one another. The Trinity names can then be like family names. A person can be a father, a son and a husband at the same time. Similarly a woman may at once be a mother, a daughter and a wife. God can equally be Father, Son and Holy Spirit all at the same time.

Colors Analogy

Infinity SignGod was always greater than the sum total of the three parts of the Trinity. A good analogy was found in the concept of the three primary colors of red, blue and yellow found in nature. All other colors like orange, purple or green were made up of these primary colors mixed in different proportions. Orange was yellow plus red. Purple was blue plus red. Like a rainbow, you had all the colors emanating out from the three primary ones. So also was the complex nature of the Holy Trinity. All the colors in a spectrum combined to form pure white light. The three members of the Trinity combined as one and separated as three.

Holy Ghost

GardenThe names for the Holy Trinity were often misunderstood, sometimes with amusing consequences. The little book, "Bishop's Brew" told of a Vicar's small daughter who was seen burying a dead bird in the garden. Very piously the child announced, "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and into the hole he goes. Amen!"

"Holy Trinity Persons"
by Ron Meacock

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