Thursday, October 25, 2007

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit
...why the Trinity matters in salvation

GOD THE FATHER (elected by):
Eph. 1:3 ¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Eph. 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love
Eph. 1:5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
Eph. 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Eph. 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,
Eph. 1:8 which He lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight
Eph. 1:9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
Eph. 1:10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. In Him
Eph. 1:11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
Eph. 1:12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

Eph. 1:13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation — having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Eph. 1:14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.


Jim from said...

This topic is so important because it relates to the very character of God. More and more people today don't see Modalism (the view espoused by TD Jakes and others in church history) as heresy anymore, but that is such a tragedy. I have one such pastor in my neighborhood who even says that the Trinity is not a needed doctrine and people today don't have any "use" for the Trinity. He says that as though true and false are determined by usefulness to humans. The conclusion is that God's character somehow gets defined by his creation. Very sad indeed.

By the way, I think James White said that BB Warfield's book "The Lord of Glory" contains one of the best treatments of the Trinity available, in case anyone wants to dig into this subject more.

donsands said...

The Eternal Triune God is the one true God.
All other God's are unbiblical and false.

God the Father sent the Son for the glory of His grace.

God wanted to dwell with man from the begining.
He came to walk with Adam.

He then came to Moses and had the tabernacle for His presence.

Then Solomon built the Temple.

Now the Holy Spirit abides with His Church, the Temple of the Holy Spirit.

One day the Lord God will dwell with His people in the New Jerusalem.

Only through the Triune God could this happen.

Eek said...


You had mentioned a few weeks ago that you were preparing an article regarding Doug Paggit and His theology.

I was just wondering if that project was still on your plate and if we would see it soon?

I just heard some interesting interviews here ->

and was curious as to your take on things.

In Christ,