The Trinitarian Life of God

[Updated 8/2019] A few years ago I came in contact with Dr. Timothy Gombis, St. Andrews PhD trinitarian theologian who now is Professor of New Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. 

Several years ago, Dr. Gombis delivered two lectures at a chapel service at Cedarville' University. With his kind permission, I've posted his two presentations, contained in one PDF document. I think you'll find what he has to say of great interest. I'm particularly grateful for his insights about our sharing in the trinitarian life of God in daily living: shopping, marriage and even Facebook.  Enjoy.


SonsLoveLetter said…
Do you agree or disagree with the following comment?

' The Bible Is A Trinitarian Book:

From Genesis to Revelation there are references to the trinitarian nature of God. God is one as clearly stated in Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one". The bible presents God, who is one, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit - Three in one.
Genesis 1:26 "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness..." The 'us' and 'our' in this verse are not references to God and His angels, as man is not made in the image of angels! It is a reference to the triune God: Father, Son and Spirit.
The prophecy in Isaiah chapter 9 and verse 6 about the Incarnation also illustrates the trinitarian nature of God. "For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace". (N.I.V.) There is no comma between 'Wonderful' and 'Counsellor' in several modern translations.
"Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God" is a reference to the Holy Spirit. "Everlasting Father" The Father. "Prince of Peace" Jesus the Son. "For in Christ all the fulness of the Deity lives in bodily form" (Colossians 2:9)
1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love" The 'love' chapter also illustrates the trinitarian nature of God. "God is love" (1 John 4:8;16) "Christ is our hope" (1 Timothy 1:1) And faith is a gift of the Spirit (Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 5:22).
Also in Revelation chapter 14, verses 1 and 13 refers to the triune God: Father, Son and Spirit.
"Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His name and His Father's name written on their foreheads...(verse 13) Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes" says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labour, for their deeds will follow them." (N.I.V)
John 1:29 "The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."
These are just some of the verses that clearly show the bible to be a trinitarian book!'
Ted Johnston said…
Indeed, the whole Bible testifies to the triune nature of God. It is veiled in the OT, and made more clear in the NT, particularly in Jesus' testimony to himself as God's Son, to the Father as God and the Spirit as God.