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Tue Jun 18, 2013
by Megan Almon
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
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by Justin Holcomb
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
by Cam Huxford IV
Reflections on James MacDonald, TD Jakes, and the Trinity
This is an excerpt from a recent article on PastorMark.tv:
Why We Should Study the Trinity
Believers should study the doctrine of the Trinity because God has given the church a great blessing in truthfully revealing something so glorious about Himself: namely, He is triune.
Bruce Ware provides a helpful illustration of why believers should study the doctrine of the Trinity. What would a husband think if his wife said to him:
“You know, there’s something about me that is very near and dear to my heart that you don’t know, something that I’ve tried to tell you in the past but you just haven’t gotten it; you haven’t paid attention or listened when I’ve talked about it. And it really matters both to me and to our relationship that you understand this. But it isn’t the easiest thing to understand. I’m asking you, ‘Will you listen? Will you let me share with you something very, very important to understanding who I am, something that can make a big difference in the quality of our relationship with each other?’”
Perhaps God would say something similar about his revelation of his triune nature. He might say, “There is something about me that I’ve told you, but it is something that you’ve just not been interested in understanding. To be sure, it isn’t the easiest thing to understand, but it matters, and I really care that you see this. I am one God, but I am also three. I am one God only as I am Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and this makes a difference in how you see me and how we relate with one another. This matters in terms of how I do my work, who I am eternally, and how I have made you. I’ve told you about this in my Word, but you haven’t yet seen the beauty and wonder of what I’ve said. So now, will you listen to something I care about very dearly and deeply, and will you take it to heart?”
I want to thank Pastor James MacDonald for putting together what could be an amazingly insightful event around the Trinity and many other issues that the Church needs to consider. I thank God that I have an opportunity to be involved and ask some questions. I want to encourage folks to wait until the event before making an final judgments about anyone or anything. And, I want to encourage all the men who are signed up to show up. We worship a Jesus who died for what he believed. The least we can do in his name is get on a plane for what we believe.