Who is God? The Triune God 7-30-2017

by | 08.08.2017

1) How would you explain the idea of God being a “Trinity” to a child?
2) In your own words, why is the Trinity crucial to the Christian
understanding of who God is and who we are?


John 17:1-5, 20-26


In the triune God is the love behind all love, the life behind all life, the music
behind all music, the beauty behind all beauty and the joy behind all joy.
Michael Reeves

At the center of the universe, self-giving love is the dynamic currency of the
trinitarian life of God. The persons within God exalt each other, commune
with each other, defer to one another. Each person, so to speak, makes
room for the other two. I know it sounds a little strange, but we might say
that the persons within God show each other divine hospitality.
Cornelius Plantinga

The Trinity is the basis of the gospel, and the gospel is a declaration of the
Trinity in action.
J.I. Packer