The Trinity ExplainedJul 16, 2023
Is the logical Trinity what we are doing? Just take the Trinity by faith alone. Can it be
explainedin any rational way or is it a doctrine beyond complete understanding? The simple answer is yes, it is beyond our understanding, but we cannot offer a logical explanation. How God could be 3 + 1 without violating the laws of logic and why we cannot fully understand the Trinity Let's first review the doctrine of the Trinity Christians can show that the Bible teaches that there is one God God is three persons, each person It's completely God, check out my previous videos to learn more about this.
Now the problem is that you are non-Christians, if there is a god, that only one person can be God, each one is not the other, that each one is completely God, then this is logically impossible. being God and others are not each one is one third of God or each person is a different mode of personality of a God, but this is not what the Scriptures teach and is an attempt to reduce the mind of God to a level that we can understand. Humans are trying to create a god they can understand rather than what the Scriptures teach about a being who is not limited by our mental capacity and this is an important point simply because we cannot understand how God could be three and one who is not. make.
This means that it is not possible or logical. A good example of this is seen in the study of Euclidean geometry. This includes a study of higher levels of space dimensions, so the possibility of four dimensions, five dimensions or even eleven dimensions, such things are completely impossible for we currently understand that they are mathematically sound and completely logical and could even exist at some point. sense beyond our three-dimensional universe, so just because we can't understand what a four-dimensional cube would look like doesn't mean it doesn't exist. As Carl Sagan
explained, let's consider a cube, we can imagine a cube in the following way: you take a line segment and move it at right angles to itself an equal length which causes a square to move that square by the same length in right angle with itself and you have an elbow now this cube we understand that it casts a shadow and we recognize that shadow it is not ordinarily drawn in third grade classrooms as two squares with their vertices connected now if we look at the shadow of a three-dimensional object in two dimensions we see that in this case not all the lines look bad not all the angles are right the three dimensional object has not been perfectly represented in its projection in two dimensions but that is part of the cost of losing a dimension in the projection now let's take this cube three-dimensional and project it, take it to a fourth physical dimension, not in that way, not in that way, not in that way, but at right angles to those three directions.
I can't show you which direction it is, but imagine there is a fourth physical dimension. In that case we would generate a four-dimensional hypercube that is also called a tesseract. I can't show you a tesseract because you and I are trapped in three dimensions but what I can show you is the three-dimensional shadow of a four-dimensional hypercube. or tesseract, this is it and you can see that they are two nested cubes, all the vertices connected by lines and now the real desert in four dimensions would have all the lines of equal length and all the right angles, that is not what we see here, but that's the meaning of projection, so you see, although we can't imagine the four-dimensional world, we can certainly think about it, so if Tesla X and higher dimensions can exist, we can see a good analogy of how God could existing is 3 and 1, although we cannot understand it.
Such a thing within our limited three dimensional understanding for us is quite simple, we are all one person, but on a higher plane of existence one could be several people being one being, as CS Lewis said, the human level is a simple and quite simple level. empty. At the human level, a person is one being, in any two people there are two separate beings, just as in two dimensions, say on a sheet of paper, a square is one figure and any two squares are two separate figures, in the divine level personalities are still found. but up there you find them combined in new ways that we who do not live at that level cannot imagine in the dimension of God, so to speak, you find a being that is three persons and is still one being, just as a cube has six squares. and it's still a cube.
Of course, we cannot completely conceive of being like this, as if we were made in such a way that we perceived only two dimensions in space. We could never properly imagine a cube, but we can have a kind of notion of destiny and when we do, then for the first time in our lives we have a positive idea, however weak, of something super personal, something more than a person, just as a tesseract would have characteristics that we cannot understand or that we cannot understand in three-dimensional space. God exists on a higher level than we may have characteristics that we cannot understand or make sense of in our limited human minds, therefore the Trinity is not logical, simply unfathomable from our perspective, in the same way that a cube would be. unfathomable to a two-dimensional being or a tesseract is unfathomable to us, how could something like that exist with all right angles, we cannot understand it, but it is logical, how could a three-person being exist?
Well, we cannot understand it, but a being that is not linked to our level of existence could well have such an ontology and not violate it. Logic only, of course, if God is not limited by our universe and this is something we should expect to be true of God when we look at how God is ontologically greater in every way than us, for example humans have power but God is greater for being everything. -powerful humans have knowledge, but God is greater because he is on the mission. Humans keep the mole, but God is greater and is morally perfect.
Humans are unitary beings, so God is greater because he is multipersonal. Such a conclusion follows naturally if God is greater in all respects, a unitary God does not logically follow if God is greater in all respects, but a trinitarian God would be, so the next logical question is whether it is greater to be multipersonal. How unitary, so why not? a million people or an infinite number well God could be if he wanted but quantum II in essence does not make someone bigger God could be as many people as he wanted but that is not what makes them bigger what makes them bigger is the ability to be multipersonal about a being that is limited and can only be one person it is not about quantity it is about the ability for God to be as many eternal persons as he eternally wants in the Scriptures it says that he is three for any reason that only known as As far as we know, God only reveals himself in three coexisting eternal persons, therefore, God would be multipersonal, in such a case God would follow logically if not limited by our understanding, as would be a unitary God, therefore, despite what detractors say the Trinity is not. illogical and there is a rational way to explain it, the triune God is of course unfathomable, but it is still completely logical and meets the ontological description of who God would be and much better than assuming a unitary God who is limited to the same rules what to apply to us
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