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Experiencing the Trinity

"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen." (Romans 11:36 ESV)  "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." (2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV)  Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck writes of the spiritual sense of God's three-in-oneness that believers experience. The triune nature of the Being of God is not an abstract speculation but is imprinted upon our very own experience of salvation. We confess God's three-fold Name at every baptism (Matt 28:19). Bavinck wrote that this truth is intuitively sensed by every Christian...  "To that order of existence in the Divine Being the order of the three persons in all Divine work corresponds. The Father is He from whom, the Son is He through whom, and the Spirit is He in whom all things are. All things in the creation, and in the redemption, or re-creation, come from the Father, through the Son and the Spirit. And

the attributes of God

In our systematic theology class , we are beginning to study the attributes of God. These are the qualities or characteristics of who God is, as revealed in the Bible.  So, why should we study the attributes of God ?  1)  To build our trust and confidence in God . As believers we take God at his word, but more, we trust the great and good character which stands behind his word (Eze 36:36).  2)  For the praise and glory of God. We study his attributes that we might better glorify God with our worship and prayer. Many of God's attributes are expressed in the Psalms, a book given specially  to guide our life of praise (Ps 145). 3)  For our comfort and encouragement. In times of fear or doubt these attributes remind us of who God is and what he has promised to be to us and for us (Ps 18:2). 4)  To lead us to the Lord Jesus. Our Savior perfectly embodies the attributes of God and in him we see these qualities embodied (John 14:9; Col 1:15).  5)  For our growth in character. As Jesus