In The Beginning (Part 2) – another free chapter from The Genesis Project, a new book by Leke Alder.
Last week we began discussion on how the Universe came into being. We touched on time, timelessness, dimensions and dimensional limitations. Today, we’ll be looking at the concluding part by examining the dimensions of God – The Trinity.
Dimensions dictate limitations and functions. The reason man grows old is because man is a creature of time. Man has “unitary” manifestation because of the limitations imposed by his dimension. Man can only express himself unitarily. He has only one body, which is his primary and only means of manifestation. Man’s manifestation is limited. If he wants to manifest differently he has to work on that one body or through that one body. Man can change his physical appearance for example, or change his attributes. His dimension permits that. Man can change his clothes, change his hairstyle, change the tone of his voice, change his complexion, change his gait… But man is confined to one body. He can’t manifest as two people wearing two different hairstyles for example. Multiple manifestations can only happen in the Matrix movie, but even Mr. Smith has only one hairstyle! And he’s a programme. No man can manifest in corporeal plurality. We are confined and determined by our dimension. The laws regulating our dimension impose certain limitations.
But God is not so limited. He exists in the “nth” dimension. God functions constitutionally as three distinct entities or personages – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each of these personages has an independent history attached. Each has His own events. Each personage (Father, Son and the Holy Spirit) can manifest in different roles, forms and capacities. God the Father has reverse manifestation or un-manifestation. It’s why the Bible says no man can see God. God the Spirit manifested as air, fire and dove. These are manifestations not essence. God the Son (Jesus) manifested as an “angel” in the Old Testament and as a man in the New Testament. But the three personages (Father, Son and the Holy Spirit) are “One.” God functions constitutionally as “three in One”. And we saw that function in the creation of man: “And God said, ‘Let US make man in OUR image, after our likeness… So God created man in HIS own image’” (Gen.1: 26) “Let us” is plural. And so is “our likeness”. In “His image” is however singular. Three personages, one God, one proprietary image, one proprietary likeness. This “oneness” of three is what is referred to as “Trinity”. You can’t easily grasp it because of our dimensional limitation. You have to think different to understand Trinity. Many religions struggle with it. And many people do too. The reason is not far-fetched. Trinity is a higher dimensional concept.
In our space-time dimension, a creature existing in 1D – a straight line – can’t understand a plane, like paper which is 2D. A 1D creature essentially exists on a straight line. Its visual capacity is determined. It cannot see beyond a line. It’s conceptually impossible for a 1D creature to see a world bigger than a straight line or see a dimension higher than 1D. It can only face “front” and see “front”, and the “front” is a line. As far as the creature is concerned there is nothing called a plane. There can be no paper as far as it is concerned even though it exists on a line on a paper. His entire world is on that line.
In the same vein, creatures existing in a 2D world, say a flat paper surface, cannot imagine a cube (3D). Likewise creatures existing in a 3D world cannot contemplate a 4D world. They will struggle with the concept.
For this reason, it’s impossible for man to reason out the existential realities of the kind of dimension God exists in. Our brain was not designed to reason out extra-ordinary dimensional realities. We can only know the existential realities of God by “faith”. “By faith we know…” the Bible says (Heb.11: 3) Faith is a possibility technology. Impossible knowledge can only be grasped by faith. (Heb.11: 3) “By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command.” (Heb.11: 3 NET) Scientists are struggling with the notion of an eleven dimensional world. It’s tough mathematically. How are we going to comprehend extra-ordinary dimensional realities through reason? You can’t reason out the “Trinity”. Trinity is the highest concept of the extra-ordinary dimension. It’s a function of the nth dimension.
Only one member of the Trinity has ever manifested in corporeal form. No man can see God the Father but we’ve seen and even touched the Son – the person of Jesus. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life. The life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us that which we have seen and heard, we declare to you that you may have fellowship with us and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John.1:1-3)
The Son is the only corporeal manifested member of the Trinity (Godhead). He was the one who came as the baby in the manger. The Son became a carpenter and itinerant teacher. He was the one crucified. He was the one who rose from the dead.
The concept of Trinity may be difficult to grasp but it plays out to our advantage. We’d better thank God for it. You see, when we offend God the Father, God the Spirit pricks our conscience so we have an awareness of sin. The Spirit helps us pray for forgiveness and gives us the right words to say. Then God the Son, our advocate who makes intercession for us picks up our cause, pleads on our behalf. God the Son reminds God the Father of His blood shed for us. So God appeals from Himself to Himself. The God of Mercy appeals to the God of Justice asking for the prerogative of mercy.
That God will appeal from Himself to Himself may sound incredible. The reason God appealing to Himself sounds odd to you is because you’re a creature of a pedestrian dimension. God functions constitutionally as three in one. To learn more about the Trinity go to http://bit.ly/2yaTdN2.
If you’ll like to receive Jesus into your life please pray this prayer: “Father I acknowledge that I am a sinner, that Jesus died for me, that you raised him from the dead. Father please forgive me. I accept Jesus today as my Lord and my Saviour. Amen.”No man can see God the Father but we've seen and even touched the Son - the person of Jesus. Click To Tweet