I’d like to ask a couple of questions that, if you would clarify, would help me a lot. Here goes:
- When scripture speaks of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, what exactly is that? Are these 3 roles the One God assumes (I hope so, that would help a lot)?
- In heaven, is there One seat of consciousness which on earth is perceived as three? Or is it, as the theologians say, three "persons" with three seats of consciousness?
- How, if God is One in the sense of One being manifested in three roles (which I sincerely hope is the case) , does scripture speak of three, almost as if they were separate?
October 28, 2016
Thank you for your questions although it would appear that this row has been plowed before.
I know nothing of a heavenly seat of consciousness and since I cannot find such a phrase in scripture it would not be prudent to attempt an explanation or response.
God has demonstrated His glory in the creation and set forth His image in man. Therefore since a man occupies the position of son to his father and father to his son, does this infer that there are two different people, essences or ‘consciousness’? Since a man may also occupy the duties of husband, father, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle and grandfather, how many people are in discussion?
The Son is the everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace because He is the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form. The fullness of the Godhead is the summation of all things, nothing exempted, in One. The unity of existence with all it’s particulars is seen in the body of man, who, having many members, is but one man. The particular parts may not function without the whole and only the fool would consider the chip off the broken toenail as the fullness of the man.
The scriptures make many references to God as Father and Son; is there a place where God the Holy Spirit is mentioned? And the Spirit; is He Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost or Comforter? Are there three essences of spirit now or three seats of consciousness of the Spirit of God? And what of John’s vision where He saw the seven stars in the right hand as the seven Spirit’s of God? Is the Spirit divided?
No! Hear Israel, Yehovah, our God, Yehovah is all inclusive one! As He has decreed the revelation of His name and His power in His creation so He is manifested as Father, Son and Spirit without division or distinction save in the demonstration of the fact that Yehovah God is the first cause of everything (therefore He is Father) He is the source of any and all life (therefore He is the Spirit or breath) and He is the servant (as Son) for not one of His creation can keep His commandments or be obedient.
Therefore He has worked all our works for and in us unto the praise of His name that no flesh should glory in His presence.
May the Spirit grant wisdom and spiritual understanding,
November 1, 2016