The Trinity is Eternal and Loves Eternally
Construction Zone 4: The Trinity
Has God always been a Trinity?
God has always been a Trinity, and He always will be, because He never changes. Isaiah 48:16b – [Jesus the Messiah says] "From the beginning... I was there."
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Since all three Members of the Trinity are totally and equally God, then God must have always been a Trinity.
John 17:24 – [Jesus said] “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”
God is love. Since God has always been a Trinity, love has always existed. The Father loves the Son. The Son loves the Father. And the Holy Spirit is known for His love, too. God’s love is the most beautiful and powerful love ever. The love among the three Persons of the Trinity is the kind of love we should try to have for each other.
John 17:26 – “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” It is easy to see the love among the Members of the Trinity. Jesus perfectly obeyed His Father’s commands because He loved Him. The Father has given His Son many gifts. In fact, if you’re a Christian, you are a gift given in love. God the Father gave you as a gift to Jesus the Son in order that your life might bring the Son glory and praise!
The concept of time has often been used to try and explain the Trinity. Time is composed of three distinct features: past, present, and future. All those features are time, but they are all distinct from one another. About It: How does the concept of time help explain the teaching of the Trinity? Do you think time shows God’s unity or his diversity more?