a badly-explained doctrine of the trinity, using only the ten hundred most used words in the English language.

March 5, 2013

this post is thanks to the up-goer five text editor. it is also a sign that I should do my readings so I can actually explain what I’m learning, even if it’s only in the most commonly used ten hundred words. Srsly.

 

here goes.

 

“Right now, I’m at school to learn cool things about the God-who-died-for-love-of-us. In the class I like best, we’re looking at the idea of God being three people and also one person at the same time, and looking at how this idea is a really, really big, really, really important idea for people who believe in this God. The people I learn from think it should actually change how we live and believe and how we think if we actually look hard at it, which most people don’t.

This is the thing: the man who talks to us about this told us that most people who believe in the God-who-died-for-love-of-us may as well only believe in one God like other one-God believing-type people, and not a God-who-is-three-persons, because that’s how they live and talk most of the time. In their heads and when they meet together they usually talk to and think about just one God. Some people talk about two- the Son Who Is Human and the One Who Is Father- but they don’t really think about the One Who Is Breath And Like Wind, and don’t really see him as God as well, just some strange lesser weird thing that happens somewhere out there. We pretty much don’t think about the whole God-is-three-people-as-well-as-just-one thing very much, but the man who talks to my class about this thinks that it’s the most important thing and that it should be in the very middle of what we believe, changing everything else we believe and do.

We believe that the God-who-died-for-love-of-us lived for always before we ever were, in the time-before-time-was. We also believe that this God IS love. This is a thing that is said very often in groups of people-who-believe-in-this-God. Why the three-in-one God is so important, then, is because “-if at any time the God Who Is Father ever did not have a God Who Is Son to love, then he would not be a Father.” [making-words-fit is mine.]

If God was one person alone, always and for always in the time-without-end before-and-after-time, as long as he has nothing to love, then he is “- an always-for-all-of-time alone being who has managed to get through all-of-time without love.” And that is not a God who loves or is love. So in order for this God to be love, which is what we read in the Book which the people-who-believe trust most, he has to have someone to love. The man I am reading says that “if God is not an always-loving Father, always totally giving his Breath of life and love-seen-in-work on his Son, then [people’s word-pictures of God as as a self-pleasing bad angry Angry-Person] are probably right.” [Again, word-pushing-to-fit is mine.]

And if God IS an always-loving Father who is made so very happy by his Son always, and is an always-loving Son who is made also very happy by his Father always, and is the Breath who I still have not quite figured out how to talk about yet because I’m only on the second week of learning- if this God has made us to be part of this so-very-big being-so-very-happy thing of love that is going on all the time, then- the whole of everything changes. Love is and must be the middle of everything that happens, always and always and always.

 

There is so much I haven’t said well and still so much I haven’t said at all, and I am sorry I can’t say it the right way! There is so much more to this- it is something I am finding really, really interesting and it makes me so very happy- but I am only on the second week of learning, so you will probably have to wait until I read more before you get things that make more sense. You can read my thing-I-write-for-class. I promise it won’t be written using only the ten hundred most used words.”

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