PRE - Genesis and The Trinity

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  • Genesis and the trinity.
    • The trinity
      • The trinity consists of the father, the son and the holy spirit
        • God the son represents Jesus, who became a incarnate on Earth. He was fully human and fully divine.
          • ''So God created man in his own image.''
        • God the father is the creator of the world and acts as a good father giving life.
          • ''In the image of God he created them, male and female'' - Bible
            • God the son represents Jesus, who became a incarnate on Earth. He was fully human and fully divine.
              • ''So God created man in his own image.''
          • He is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), omnipresent (all present) and omnibene-volent (all loving)
          • ''The LORD is slow to anger and great in power''
            • He is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), omnipresent (all present) and omnibene-volent (all loving)
        • The holy spirit, which was left after Jesus was sacrificed for our sins, and for our relationship with God to be restored (Atonement) to guide and sustain Earth
          • ''After his suffering he presented himself to them''
            • This suggests that after Jesus had sacrificed himself, his followers were suffering and therefore he showed himself.
      • The trinity is 3 forms/persons of God.
        • This links to monotheism (only believing in one God)
        • Jesus as being fully human and fully divine.
          • Jesus was fully Divine when 'he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves' suggesting Jesus calmed the storm, showing that he can perform miracles.
            • Another piece of evidence is 'The world became Flesh - God (divine) takes human form is eternal + omnipotent.
              • Jesus resurrected indicating that he was fully divine
          • Jesus was fully human when he was sharing emotions when 'Jesus cried in a loud voice' which indicates that Jesus was in pain, and therefore he was human as he shares the same human emotions.
            • 'Deeply Grieved' shows that Jesus had emotional human responses
              • Jesus was fully human when he was sacrificed (died) because humans also die.
                • Jesus was in need of human components when he 'became hungry' showing he is also human
      • Tri refers to 3 and unity means 1 - so three forms of God
      • The holy spirit is quite often represented as a dove or a bird because they represent peacefulness and purification.
        • The holy spirit is believed to be the unseen power of God at work in the world in the past, present and future.
      • Nicene Creed
    • Genesis 1:3
      • 1: 'In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth''
        • There is no mention of God as the son (Jesus) in the creation of heavens and earth. The heavens could possibly be the Garden Of Eden, as it was a luxury and a paradise where the fall occured
      • 2: 'Now the Earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters'
        • ''The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters'' shows that the Spirit (so the holy spirit) was hovering over the waters, not God the father or God the son, but God the holy spirit
        • Genesis describes how God / the different forms of God have played their role and created the Earth and the Heavens, however there is no mention of God as the son.
          • Genesis - The origin, creation or beginning
            • The first book of the old testament
      • 3: 'And God said, ''Let there be light,'' and there was light'
        • When it mentions ''God said'' it shows that God is omnipotent because he can place objects by just using his voice. Thus this shows that the father (in the trinity) is omnipotent.

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