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The Threefold Nature of God

Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17

Trinity Sunday - Year B

June 07, 2009

The Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson (PCUSA)

Trinity Sunday is on us once again. I am always grateful for it, because annually it forces me to go back and dig deeply into the mystery at the center of the Christian faith--the Trinity--and what that means about God and us. The doctrine of the Trinity itself cannot be found explicitly in scripture. Yet, it is scriptural to its core. It is the result of the church's some 250 years of reflecting on scripture and on its experience of God's self-revelation, as those encounters are recorded in scripture and the church's continuing experience of God over us, of God with us, and of God in us. Once a year it is good for us to think hard about the threefold nature of God the Bible reveals to us as the Holy Trinity.1

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