Friday, August 28, 2009

Trinity Truths

C. Michael Patton wrote some good stuff this week on teaching about the Trinity. This was published based on a class he did for teenagers on this doctrine. If teens can be learning this stuff, wouldn't it be a good idea for the rest of us? See Parchment and Pen » “The Trinity is Like 3-in-1 Shampoo”. . . And Other Stupid Statements

“The doctrine of the Trinity is like an egg: three parts, one thing.” Ever heard that? How about this, “The doctrine of the Trinity is like a three leaf clover: three leaves, one clover.” Or how about THIS, “The doctrine of the Trinity is like water: three forms (ice, steam, liquid) one substance.” But the greatest I ever heard was by a guy in one of my classes. He said that he thought that the Trinity was like 3 in 1 shampoo: three activities, one substance.”

Stupid statements. Creative, but stupid. Don’t use them. Any of them. Ever.

I recommend the whole article to my readers. All Praise to our God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity!