Trinity means simply the “tri-unity” of God. It means that there is one God, who is also three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. The three persons within the Godhead are unified in their God-ness yet distinct in their role and personhood.
When I fail to see God as central to every aspect of my life, my world will revolve around my ambitions, my will, and my glory. When we stray from God in this way, we steal His glory for ourselves, and this destructive path only ends in our demise.
Because God is holy, He MUST exhibit wrath against sin. To fail in His wrath would be failure in accomplishing the holiness that sets Him apart as good.
As we look to the inerrant Word to learn who God is, we are reminded again and again that He is God and we are not. We don’t hope God is faithful, loving, just, sovereign, holy, or good. He IS perfectly faithful, loving, just, sovereign, holy, and good.
God is distinct from mankind in His ability to be consistent in who He is and to do what He does perfectly, but He also created mankind with the ability to imitate His character in some ways. God’s attributes that we can imitate are referred to as communicable attributes, and His attributes that are distinct to God alone are called incommunicable attributes.
While not as glamorous as some other doctrines, inerrancy is the necessary precursor to all other doctrines. It is the basis upon which we can speak with confidence, as it gives us the ability to know God’s Word is true.
Those in ministry—whether a layperson sitting under the faithful word preached from week to week, a pastor preparing the preached Word, or a seminarian learning more about the Word—understand there is always some level of sacrifice to faithfully serve the church.
When we hear or read the Gospel message, what are we to do? You may think the Gospel does sound like Good News—great news even—but how do I actually become reconciled to God?
God loves us—despite our utterly miserable, unworthy, and unlovable state—and wants a relationship with us. And so, being the good, wise, and creative God He is, He worked out the most tremendous act of heroism to save us and reconcile us to Himself.
“Follow Your Heart.” The implication of this phrase is the common belief that humans are inherently good and our hearts will reliably lead us to what will make us the happiest.