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The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity
(c) 1999 Danny Halbohm.  All rights reserved by the artist.
Reproduced with permission.

    The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is perhaps one of the most beautiful, and yet, least understood teachings of the Church.  It constitutes perhaps one of those doctrines shared by all Christian Churches alike.

    We can identify three ways in which the recognition of the Holy Trinity affects us.  First, there is the truth about God according to public revelation:  through this doctrine we look to God's very being, the way He manifests to us in all three Persons of the Trinity, and their divine relationship with each other.  The second is God's interaction with the Church, in which the Church as the People of God is born from God's very being:  the Father gave us His Son, who died for us, and through the grace of the Holy Spirit, God is present in the Church.  Finally, is human beings being image an likeness of God:  just as God is not pure isolation, it is the company of three, all of them with equal dignity and divinity; just as human beings don't live in isolation and have equal dignity and humanity as God's image.

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