Theology is “faith seeking understanding.” Unfortunately, when we start to do theology, we often make things harder not easier. Nobody every said that knowledge brings easy or contentment.
Thankfully, the doctrine of the Trinity has never been a part of the basic preaching of the gospel. Why? Because one does not have to understand the Trinity to be a Christian. Indeed, any consideration of the Trinity ought to be considered as part of very mature Christian thinking.
Scholars tell us that, in speaking of the Holy Trinity:
The problem is not to divide the Essence of the one God or confuse the three persons in which God has revealed God’s self.
The Shield of the Trinity diagram shown above is intended to help us remember the right relationships within the Trinity. (Please click on page 2)