How can God be three In one at the same time ? (Matthew 28:18-20 – Mark 1:9-13)

   We are in a series of  messages where we have been trying to deal with the most difficult subjects that Christians face or the objections that many people have to biblical Christianity in our day and age.

   We come this Sunday to a doctrine of the Christian faith that seems absolutely illogical and in fact for some it is nonsense and ridiculous.  It is the doctrine of the Trinity; that Christianity teaches that there is only one God, but this God has revealed himself in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

   Interesting enough the word Trinity never appears in the bible, and some wonder where this idea came from, but the early church used this word to describe something they couldn’t fully understand but could never have thought up or created on their own.  

   The doctrine of the Trinity is so difficult to understand that many have struggled trying to express it. I don’t know that I can explain it all to you but I want to show you from the bible why it is important and what it means when we say that there is only one God who eternally exists in three persons.

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   We are in a series of messages where we have been trying to deal with the most difficult subjects that Christians face or the objections that many people have to biblical Christianity in our day and age. 

   Nous arrivons ce Dimanche à une doctrine de la foi Chrétienne qui semble assez illogique voire ridicule pour certains. Il s’agit de la doctrine de la Trinité; le Christianisme enseigne qu’il n’y a qu’un seul Dieu, mais que ce Dieu s’est révélé par trois personnes distinctes: le Père, le Fils et l’Esprit Saint. 

   Il est intéressant de noter que le mot “Trinité” n’apparait jamais dans la Bible, et certain se demandent d’où cette idée est-elle venue, mais l’église primitive utilisait déjà ce mot pour décrire quelque chose qu’ils ne pouvaient complètement comprendre mais qu’ils n’auraient pu créer eux-même. 

   La doctrine de la Trinité est si difficile à comprendre que beaucoup ont peiné à l’expliquer. Je ne suis pas sûr de pouvoir l’expliquer à vous tous mais je voudrais vous monter depuis la Bible pourquoi est-ce important et ce que cela signifie lorsque nous disons qu’il n’y a qu’un seul Dieu qui existe éternellement en trois personnes.