"Jesus Is The Trinity" What? I thought He could Only be one?

United States
May 20, 2012 1:02pm CST
Help! A member here has refused to explain to me what they meant. They said " Jesus Is the trinity" I asked does this mean He comes in three ways? But they won't answer me. I'm confused and a little relieved Not to be Christian right now. Before confusion turns to frustration , can you tell me what this means?Thanks in advance.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 May 12
Christian believe in the holy trinity, which is three in one God, Jesus, and holy spirit so if it is three in one technically it means Jesus can be seen as separate or part of the trinity or I guess you could call him the trinity but I would not he is part of it. I guess it is how you look at it.
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• United States
20 May 12
Thank you! This makes sense.
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@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
20 May 12
I am the one who made Sarah to open this topic but she didn`t understood what i wanted to tell her.Jesus is not the trinity, Jesus is part of the trinity. And Winterose you are right, you can think at Jesus as an avatar, it really writes in the book that "the word became flesh ". So Jesus is the avatar the Father has used to send his wisdom into our world.
• United States
20 May 12
In my religion the pure essence of G-d is to powerful for humans to endure. So I can see G-d coming down as Jesus. Then what I believe would be true. G-d is Jesus is Allah. Same Being different names and different views.
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
20 May 12
When I've spoken to religious people before with the purpose of seeking some type of understanding about what it is they believe, I've been met with the "trinity" thing before. I used to think that this was just a way for them to confuse me and to get me to stop asking questions. But now I think it's because most people are just confused in general. I say that because if you ask 100 different what religion is, their views on heaven and hell, how to interpret gospel, etc, you'll get 500 different answers. I suppose the "trinity" is meant to say that everything's one -- the father, son and holy ghost. So Jesus is the trinity; Jesus is God; Jesus is the spirit; God is the spirit; God is Jesus. It's all just still God. But it's also not. It's Jesus. And they're all one and all different but still all the same. (Yeah, pass me the aspirin. ) So God sacrificed himself to himself for our sins which he gave us in the first place and so a new way to get to heaven was born, and... It doesn't seem very thought through to me, at least holding it up to the ultimate standard of being the one and only truth that all living people must accept unless they have a proclivity for suffering eternally.
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• United States
20 May 12
Yea right , do not understand theses ideas , just believe it or else. Well , I choose Or else. But actually Winterrose explained it in the first box so I can understand it.I must be weird because I Have to understand things to follow them.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 May 12
materfish you have the right understanding of what the trinity is except you don't have an understanding of who Jesus is. Jesus is God in the flesh, we have never seen God in any form. if you are of Eastern believe it is like God came down as an avatar, only he is god. Jesus was the form that was taking on earth. A christian normally looks as Jesus as a separate entity but understands and believes he is God.
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• United States
20 May 12
Now I'm confused again. Is Jesus your G-d Or is there another? Does He just have three forms?
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
20 May 12
Not all people think the same way, not religions, not politicians, not economists, not scientists, not philosophers. I think it is unfair or maybe it would be more correct to say it is unrealistic to consider that all Christians will have exactly the same things to say anymore than any other religion, would agree on everything said. We need to expect inconsistency but I also think but we can think of things that we have in common. What is the trinity? Well I don’t see that word in my bible but I do see scriptures that talk from different viewpoints. I believe in God. I also believe in God’s son, Jesus Christ that existed on earth for a time in a physical form. I also believe in the holy spirit which is something that can be expressed very simply if we look at our own spirit. I like to look at our spirit from an emotional standpoint. Hope this helps. Perhaps, the person meant that like father like son and character traits are the same.
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• United States
20 May 12
The person who said it told me I asked the wrong question. I think it is the Perfect question. I can't look at my own spirit, If I cold that would mean it could be taken from me like a wallet or jewelry. I could sell it on EBay. A spirit is to be felt , not touched. I believe Jesus was/is G-d's Son and that to All Christians G-d. The one thing All Christians should have in common is Jesus! I asked this question to find a definition I could understand and I have.
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• United States
21 May 12
Blue I have no spirit but I have a soul. But if you insist I do , there is Nothing based on goodnessAnd since you said " we are blessed so through our children" then I'm damned, I never wanted children. And I guess so is Any person Without kids. The only way spirits come into the picture is when we die. When e are between lives , our soul is in spirit form but as we live we are not spirits , and we don't have spirit. Like I said if we did and we could touch it, someone would sell it.
• United States
22 May 12
Thanks Blue. I'm just used to many saying one Must have children. I'm glad you weren't saying that. I think what I call the soul, you cal spirit. to me the soul is your pure essence , the thing that makes you unique and it is the one thing No one , Not Even G-d , can take away. It is your core and when you die it raises from the body and lives on. What I call a spirit is what the soul is when it comes , bodiless , back to earth. People call them ghosts. That is why I say I'm no spirit.
@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
20 May 12
The Trinity is a deep mistery. I found this briefly explanation "The Catholic faith is this: that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity, Neither confounding the persons nor separating the substance, there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Spirit, but the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit is the one divinity, equal glory, the majesty coeternal"
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• United States
20 May 12
What? Can you say that again more plainly?
@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
20 May 12
"The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father as the first source, and the eternal gift of this to the Son, the Father and the Son in communion" (St. Augustine, Trin. 15,26,47).
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@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
21 May 12
The mystery of the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of faith and Christian life. Only God can give it to us to know revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Incarnation of the Son of God reveals that God is the eternal Father and the Son is consubstantial with the Father, that is, which is in him and with him the same one God.
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@1hopefulman (32419)
• Canada
20 May 12
Yes, there is much confusion amongst those claiming to be Christians. They are divided into about 40,000 different groups. If you want to know the truth, read the Scriptures for yourself and ask for God's help. No doubt He will guide you to the truth. The Trinity is not a Bible teaching, Non-biblical religions all have trinities but the word or the concept is not found in the Bible. God help us all!
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• United States
20 May 12
So all of this is mute! Fine. Am I glad I am not Christian , Yes! I thank G-d Everyday I can sit back and watch all the confusion than Try to join it!
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
22 May 12
Well I look at it this way, who ever believes in god, then god is whatever you think it should be. From what I remember when I was in catholic school, Jesus was supposed to be the son of god. God was a separate entity. But none of it makes any sense to me. They say that god created the world, I just cannot see a pair of hands making a ball and putting it into the sky. LOL. I believe in sciences version much more. What I do believe is that we need something to believe in, we need to think there is something out there that is bigger then we are, that can somehow protect us, from what I don't know. We are what we are and thats it.
• United States
22 May 12
I like to put science and the Eden story together. G-d has a science project to do so he starts with the evolution of our universe.Sure it takes 7 days but His days are Way longer than our 24 hours.
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@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
23 May 12
That is true Sarah, the earth was not create yet , and God's day not like Earth days , God said in Quran : " and surely a day with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you number." Al-Hajj-47 " To Him the angels and the Spirit (Gabriel) ascend in a day, the measure of which is fifty thousand years." Al-Ma'arij-4
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• United States
23 May 12
Thanks Samar. Sadly many Christians see the day mention as a 24 hour period. So the concept of Evolution is false for them.
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@redhotpogo (4422)
• United States
28 May 12
It's kind of like when you get married. They say that you have joined together and are now one. You're two people really, but you are together as one.
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• United States
29 May 12
I hope it fits better than a marriage. I hope The Father isn't quarreling with the Holy Ghost over the Son. You know like most marriages, lol! But I think I can understand this. Thanks.
• United States
29 May 12
If you're done being confused with that here's another one. Did you know there's more then 3? Have you read about the 7 spirits of God?
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• United States
30 May 12
7 doesn't confuse me. I belueve there are many, many different forms of G-d!
@bagarad (12716)
• Paso Robles, California
21 May 12
I've pretty much said my piece (or pieces) in the comments in other boxes. I could have written a paper with lots of documentation, but I don't think that's what you were asking for, and if that's what you wanted, I could refer you to other sources. I don't claim to understand it, but I believe it. As to there being only one God with different names, I look at it the way C.S. Lewis did in the Last Battle, part of the Chronicles of Narnia. I haven't seen the movie, and speak only of the book. I love the way Lewis handles this. It's a quick read or reread if you've already read it and don't recall it very clearly. It deals with a lot of the questions you like to ask in a fun to read fictional context.
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• United States
21 May 12
No! I want your definition. It will mean more to me than any article or book. It isn't a way to start an argument. I am just curious and interested.
• United States
21 May 12
Suggestion. Next time write me here in your own box. It is ok to mention what you have read in other boxes And then if , like another member, you write it perfectly I can give you the Best response!
• India
2 Jun 12
He is three people in one, which almost everybody finds it so very difficult to understand.
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• United States
2 Jun 12
Funny I see Him as one who came down in three different forms.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 May 12
God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are in the Trinity and it can be explained by this method (at least it was explained to me this way). take a look at water. you have ice, steam and liquid water. all three are still water but are separate onto themselves.
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• United States
29 May 12
But I avoid ice and steam. I prefer Pure water. In other words, The Son and The Holy ghost are not the forms I will understand, I prefer G-d. Thanks. I think I got it.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 May 12
It may be because they are not sure. You make a point just by your question and that is why they may not answer. I think that the trinity is one of the most controversial translations in the bible. Some people believe there are an actual three entities that represent one GOD while others think that the three is God even if they are mentioned by different names. I think that it could be a scribe issue.
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• United States
29 May 12
And being an outsider I can accept both of those answers. But I am so happy I don't have to follow either!
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
21 May 12
Am I the only one who sees the irony of someone named sarahruthbeth asking about a trinity? (sincerely not meant to offend anyone) For me, if I have trouble thinking in terms of how one can be 3 or 3 can be one I think well, I can be a daughter, a wife and a mother, but I am only one. So if one human can be 3, just imagine the possibilities of what a higher power can be. A very simplistic way of looking at it I know, however, whatever works in terms of increasing one's understanding.
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• United States
22 May 12
Great point. But I am just me , I am not a wife , nor a daughter, nor a mother! I think G-d is more than just one. The ancients had many g-ds! the Hindus still do.
• Canada
21 May 12
Several comments states that trinity is made of three person "God the father, "Jesus" and "the Holy Spirit" which is true! Another way to look at is consider the following: 1) Who created the hearth? Most answer will point to one creator which is God. Did you know there more than 1 creator according to Genesis? Genesis 1:26 God said, "Let us made man in our image, in our likeness,..." So there more than one person involved and we know angels don't have that power and several agree that this related to Trinity but few comment will against that! That passage opened my eyes. I hope this help!
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• United States
22 May 12
I Knew there were more than one G-d because of that " You shall have no other G-d but me" " I'm a Jealous G-d" That doesn't sound like a only child! That is why I say find your path and be faithful.
21 May 12
I am not joining in this discussion but I want to say I never before seen so much nonsense produced in such a short time
• United States
21 May 12
You just joined the discussion and you still had Nothing to say.
21 May 12
True
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