The Trinity.

The Truth About God.

In our quest to understand God, every religion has have come to different conclusions. Some believe in the Trinity and some like the Jehovah's Witnesses do not.

It's human nature to label everything in order to explain how it works. The truth of the matter is that no one is sure about God's form or invisible nature because we live in a different dimension. The capabilities of God, his intelligence, creativity, and other attributes is far beyond our comprehension. Perhaps when we die, we will understand divinity, but as humans we can only imagine what God is 'like'.

As former JW's, we didn't believe in the Trinity, but we didn't really understand how the Trinity works either. We were taught that the Trinity has pagan origins. That's a big reason why Jehovah's Witnesses reject the Trinity. If pagans believe in something, it's not for Christians. What we failed to understand is that pagans were not monsters. If Pagans appreciated nature, preferred herbal natural health remedies, prayed to God, and celebrated life, does that mean it's a sin for Christians to do the same things?

We also made other assumptions that were not true because we didn't study the Trinity. All we knew was that we had 'the truth' because we could 'prove' from the Bible that Trinity is a 'false' doctrine.

Congratulations. You're Right!

Once we've put God in a neat little box with proper labels and diagrams we can relax knowing that we now know everything about divinity. Is that how it works? Of course not. Only a fool would say they know everything about God and his nature. We can only theorize about God based on our very limited human perspective.

Christians and Jehovah's Witnesses use the Bible to 'prove' or disprove the Trinity. However at the end of the day after debating countless scriptures, we're right back where we started from. Our understanding of God is based on an interpretation of the Bible. Our understanding of God, humanity, our world, the universe, and the afterlife is based totally on faith. There are endless possibilities, - not just one correct answer. Our beliefs could be right or they could be wrong.

What this topic reminds me of is an old movie about Zombies who kept repeating the same thing over and over again. 'What difference does it make?' When it comes to the Trinity, there is much wisdom in this simple Zombie statement.

Really what difference does it make if you believe in a Trinity or not? If you don't believe in a Trinity, does that mean you can't have a personal relationship with God? Does it mean that God can't love you? Does it mean that you can't love God with all your heart, mind, and soul? And if you do believe in a Trinity, is your theory of how the Trinity works better than someone else's theory? Even if your theory is better, does that mean that God loves you more than someone who has a different understanding? Do we need to believe in a Trinity to be saved by God?

Agreement About God.

Instead of disagreeing, lets look at what we have in common. Most Jehovah's Witnesses haven't taken the time to understand how the Trinity works and the many variations of it. It's not as simple as asking, 'is there a Trinity or not? Believing in a Trinity doesn't mean that you believe in three different Gods in one. Jehovah's Witnesses believe there is only one true God. Those who believe in a Trinity believe the same thing. They don't believe in three different Gods. They believe there is only one true God just like the Jehovah's Witnesses do. So let's start there. Maybe we should end there too. Most of the time simple answers are the most profound.

If there is only one true God, that's all we need to know. We don't need to understand how God works in order to have a relationship with him, just like we don't need to know how our body works to experience great sex with our spouse. Whether you believe in a Trinity or not, you can pray to God and he will answer your prayers. If you already have a relationship with God, you know his love for you is very real. You don't need the Bible to prove that. You can feel his presence. You know God guides you if you pay attention. You know he gives you wisdom and understanding. If God loves you and you know in your heart that he does, why wouldn't he grant you eternal life?

We're not going to prove anything based on Bible scriptures. You already know the truth about God. Trying to prove or disprove the Trinity is seldom productive. We agree there is only one God and that he loves us. That's all we need to know.

Observations About God.

Most people believe God is everywhere. Logically then, it means that God must be inside of us. Imagine all the bodily functions that are happening right now as you read this article. Who's controlling your heart rate, temperature, digestion, immune system, repairing damaged cells, etc. If you're doing it, why are not consciously aware of it? Could it be that God is keeping you alive? Could it be that without God, you would not exist? Could it be that God answers prayers even if they are silent because he dwells inside of us and knows our every thought?

What about God's name? Isn't that important? Should we call him Lord, God, Jehovah, Jesus, YHWH??? Getting back to the zombie movie, 'What difference does it make?' If you pronounce God's name wrong, will God hate you for it? If someone pronounces his name more correctly, does that mean God loves that person more than you?

I'm Saved Because I Believe In A Trinity.

Think for a moment how ridiculous these statements are. 'God will save me because I believe in a Trinity.' OR 'God will save me because I don't believe in a Trinity.' Do you really believe God expects us to understand the spiritual realm, pronounce his name right, and belong to the best religion in order to be worthy of his love? Of course not! It makes no sense whatsoever. God doesn't expect us to be 'all knowing'. In order to be in relationship with God he wants us to be 'all loving', - just like he is. All he wants is for us to love him, ourselves, and our neighbors regardless of whether they believe in a Trinity or not.

I'm Saved Because I'm Love.

The Bible says this. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" "What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?" He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" "You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live." Luke 10:25-28