Prayer Before Reading Our Blog

Come Holy SpiritCome Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

Prayer for Enlightenment

O Holy Spirit, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my understanding be always obedient to Thy heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the holy Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the divine will, and may my whole life be a faithful following of the life and virtues of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory for ever. Amen.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Blessed Trinity (By: Bro Duane)

Here are my answers to your questions.
Answer to Question 1 (Can you explain the truth about the Trinity? If you can illustrate the logical and scientific explanation that would be great, How can one God be three persons? )
If you study neuroscience, you will know that our brain has limited capacity.
These examples are not completely comparable to the Trinity.
First, H2O defines the nature of a substance. H2O can be seen as a liquid (water) a solid (ice) or a gas (vapor or steam), yet in spite of which form H2O takes, it remains H2O. What we are talking about is Divine nature. No matter which form God takes (Father, Son or Spirit), each remains Divine in nature. That Divinity never changes - just the form. Take an ice cube and put it over heat. As it melts and begins to evaporate, all 3 forms are present at once - but all remain H20.
Second, the entire physical universe consists of three and only three aspects…space, time, and matter.
A.) Time consists of past, present, and future—three in one. If you were to take away any of these aspects, you would no longer have time.
B.) Space consists of length, width, and height—three in one. If you were to take away any of these dimensions, you would no longer have space.
C.) Matter consists of energy in motion producing phenomena—three in one. If there were no energy there could be no motion or phenomena. If there were no motion, there would be no energy or phenomena. If there were no phenomena, it would be because there was no energy or motion.
Answer to Question 2 (The words "trinity", "holy trinity, or "blessed trinity" doesn't appear in the Bible)
Atoms, Molecules and Microbiology are words not found in the Bible either, scripture also does not deny these things.
A.) Atoms and Molecules
When Scripture does talk about things like the human body, or the universe, it uses Hebrew or Greek words which mean things like woven together, enmeshed, joined together, etc. or terms like held together, consists, and terms which mean invisible, unseen. It doesn’t phrase things the way the pagans or Greek philosophers did. It never mentions humors, ethers, or tempers; nor does it deny that there are things the human eye cannot see (invisible can just as easily mean microscopic, as well as unseen).
See: Ephesians 4:16, Colossians 2:19, Colossians 1:16-17
B.) Microbiology
There are plenty of indirect ones, such as the Kosher diet given to Israel. God who knows all knew to keep His people from eating blood, or pork or shellfish that all carry pathogens unless cooked to high internal temperatures. Prior to the invention of ovens, meat thermometers, crock pots and microwaves, cooking meat was an uneven and imperfect science at best. The chances of eating undercooked meat was much more likely back then. As to why quadrupedal, cud-chewing animals were determined by God to be the "clean" ones that were to be sacrificed and eaten, we are not specifically told in Scripture; but it may indeed have two principles behind it. Livestock are considered brute beasts, but are typically coachable, trainable by their master and are dependent on him for their well-being. They are also "kosher" and later once God opened up animals to be eaten, He wanted to keep His people healthy and safe. Beef, lamb, mutton and goat are much safer to eat, especially before there were more modern health and safety procedures for cooking. One can eat rare lamb and almost never get sick, but eating rare pork can be fatal.
Ironically, many historians place a lot of emphasis on Europeans unknowingly spreading plagues (and this is true), yet had they actually read and followed the Bible, which they had (or at least the wealthier and literate did), they would have read that they were to either wash or burn garments which belonged to plague-infected peoples, as in the verses below:
Leviticus 13:52-54 "He shall therefore burn that garment in which is the plague, whether warp or woof, in wool or in linen, or anything of leather, for it is an active leprosy; the garment shall be burned in the fire. "But if the priest examines it, and indeed the plague has not spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything made of leather, "then the priest shall command that they wash the thing in which is the plague; and he shall isolate it another seven days.
Answer to Question 3 (The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity teaches us that the Son is equal to the father, Jesus said that His Father is GREATER THAN Him - John 14:28)

Christ is the one speaking in John 14:28.
You should understand why the Lord Jesus said that.
First, because he took away his being God and became humble (Philippians 2:5-8).
"You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross."(Philippians 2:5-8)
Second, He came here not to give glory to Himself but to the Father.
He is not like many people who give glory only to themselves.
"Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God."(John 8:54)