The Trinity Revealed -1 a book in The New Beginning Series by theodore cottingham
by Theodore Cottingham, Working at University of The New Covenant, Tulsa on Aug 29, 2013
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Variations of the definition of a Trinity have been around a long time. Did God establish it, or was it man's attempt to reconcile something he could not grasp? Is it possible a definition of the ...
Variations of the definition of a Trinity have been around a long time. Did God establish it, or was it man's attempt to reconcile something he could not grasp? Is it possible a definition of the Trinity perpetuated for some 1,700 years might be completely wrong?
People have wrestled with the concept of God since people began being people. How did the cosmos come into being? What is God? Who is God? What powers hath a God and what powers have man? We seem to live in bodies of flesh with thinking mechanisms that can be trained or controlled somehow by us. We speak of our 5-senses, our identity, our separateness. We give our voice, our being, to something each day, but what are we exchanging a day of our lives for? While all our advancement seems to give us more understanding of the cosmos, why do so many people who decide they know the right God want to convert, control, or kill those who don't think agree? Why is man trying to control man?
Have we defined God out of our lives here on earth by our definitions of God? Have our minds formed brittle images of how God might operate and we projected it on each other? Have we been acting out daily an existence on earth by a rigid understanding of what we are, forcing ourselves into the mold of our thinking? Does our thinking form molds? Are we molding each other in/with/by our thinking? Are we duping ourselves? Are we clutching to the past to determinate our future?
Maybe God does not work like we thought. Maybe there's a bigger cosmic picture than the hundreds of Christian bishops could agree on in the year 325 when they met at the Council of Nicaea and formalized their definition of the Trinity into the Nicene Creed. Did they ask God? Did they let God speak? Did they speak their understanding for God – and let God remain silent? Has religion usurped the voice of God – for millennia?
Although millions of people have spoken, and speak, the Nicene Creed; does that make it correct? Do big numbers validate the definition? Does the fact that something was carried on for almost 2,000 years make it correct? What is this thing about the father, the son, and the spirit? How can three be one or in one or have millions just kept swallowing the "blue pill" each week for centuries? Who's willing to take the "red pill" and learn of a new reality? Or was reality taken from us?
Let's explore something differently and not be afraid of what we might find. Explorers do that you know. An adventurer may not be fearless, but the courage to learn anew and experience it outweighs the fear inbred by others.
This is your invitation to explore the concept of the Trinity, winding your way through the passages of this booklet and the associated ones of The New Beginning Series to formulate a new understanding, one that YOU form, not relying on the passages of the past. Unravel a lot of things as you an adventurer become.
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