(Original post by FailedMyMocks)
God isn't man? So you're analogy doesn't hold true.
So God can split apart from his essence and be three distinct things and all are God?
God can inhabit a man, live inside him, share the same essense, the same soul. Fully God and fully man.
Consider, Christ used some curious wording on one specific occasion - John 8 before Abraham ever was, I am
. That wording, "I am", harkens back to Exodus 3 I am he who is ... I am has sent me to you
. God reveals his name to be "I AM". I am
- the basis for the Divine Name YHWH. In that claim in John's record of the Gospel, Christ directly identifies himself as "I am". That means he is either a
god, or an aspect of the
God. Since we are
monotheistic, he must be the
God, or a part thereof.
God doesn't split himself - he's not Voldemort, he doesn't make horcruxes. He simply shows himself to us through three persons: the Father, who is the creator of all things, the authority to which all things owe their fealty, who is outside of human understanding; the Son, who is the face God presents to us, who came into Earth to walk with us and to bear the punishment for our sins; and the Holy Spirit, who dwells imperceptibly within us, comforts us, and drives us to be better people and better Christians. All three coexist, coeternal and consubstantial. Ever one God
, world without end.
My analogy was that you, in three different situations, will present three basic personalities. You'll show each of those three situations' relevant people (say, your parents, your children, your partner) what is appropriate to them. You wouldn't talk about philosophy with your children, you wouldn't talk about sex with your parents (other than clinically, perhaps), but you would talk about everything
with your partner.
If you can't understand or accept that core principle of Christian faith, then you can't claim to be a Christian.
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