Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Trinity

Scott loaned me his book Forgotten God by Francis Chan. I'm only on chapter 3, but so far this small book has been great! I just want to quickly share something from the book I'd never seen before and as you read you'll probably think "I can't believe you haven't noticed that!". Actually, I've probably heard it taught and should have remembered. I didn't. ( sigh.)
We've all read Isaiah 9:6, most of us have probably memorized it just from hearing it recited each Christmas.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulders, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Right there in this verse predicting Christ's birth we see the son referred to as Counselor which is another name for the Holy Spirit (see John 14:26), and as the Father! The trinity revealed in Christ's birth announcement.
Quoting Francis Chan, "This passage, and many others, keeps us from oversimplifying a divine mystery. It is not easily broken down into three main points that just make sense, but it works. And it is beautiful. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One." Cool.


Becky Dietz said...

Wow. I don't think I've ever been taught that, either. Don't you love those "hidden treasures?"

amy wright said...

That's so cool! And we have that same icon in our house on a table by the front window. :)

Sandra said...

My husband read this post and thought I hadn't heard about the Trinity (3 in one) before. So...just to clarify...I'd never seen that the Trinity was being shown in this verse! ha!