Are you In, Permeated and One with God?
The concept of the “Trinity,” and Oneness of God, has had people in debate for about 100 years, I think. Differing interpretations just produce unnecessary conflict, since one only has to repent, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. What is more important is that most Christians do not strive to understand their God, Yahweh, and His Word. This means they can be poor witnesses to both Muslims and Jews, who want clear answers about doctrines.
The Great Commission is worth the cost, and the study
One does not have to become a theologian to be saved. However, one should, at least, dig deep into the Word of God, and learn enough to defend their faith. Both Muslims and Jews are sometimes given foolish comparisons, or examples, as Christians demonstrate they do not know what they are talking about. It looks like they are making up strange examples like God is like a glass of water, that freezes, goes up in steam, or becomes liquid, etc. Our failures can lead to serious consequences for the unsaved, and God will hold us accountable.
Good theology does not get us saved, but it does help us witness God’s truth to the world.
The Word of God should be read with an open mind, and with the assistance of the Holy Spirit. We should not be reading it with a “dry bones” mentality.
The Great Commission is our primary command, but we fail at it a lot when dealing with other religions. Many just excuse the lack of acceptance of Christianity due to “people living in darkness.”
Maybe Christians should spend more time examining what comes out of their mouths, and the impression it gives. Maybe they should look at their own “darkness.” If Christians appear confused, and cannot give strong and believable answers to defend their faith, then why should anyone believe them?
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. – Deut. 6:4
This is an extension of the post Can people “see” you? Click here for more
I am presenting “food for thought’ here. One does not have to agree with me. But it is good to reflect on every possibility that can help us understand God, who has gone through great effort to make Himself known to us, through His Word, His laws, and by sending Jesus Himself, so that He is NOT a mystery. I am not here to change anyone’s views. I am here to share a perspective that can be considered by both sides of the Oneness debate.
How 3 terms are used in this perspective.
“In-ness” – the covering of one over another, so that the covering gives the strongest impression, and is what people “see.” One is inside the other.
Note: Apostle Thomas said to Jesus after the resurrection, “my Lord and my God,” because when he looked at Jesus, in his glorified state, all he could see was the Father, who “covered” Jesus with His own glory. Jesus was “in” his Father who covered Him.
Permeation – all the pores of a person or object are filled with, and bonded to, a substance other than itself.
Example 1… Imagine a white sponge in a pan of red dye. The dye gets soaked up, and becomes part of the sponge. If one squeezes out the sponge, the sponge may still be red. This is because the large pores empty out the liquid, but the tinier pores retain the liquid. Now a white sponge has become red, even when most of the liquid is gone.
Example 2… A red liquid spills on a white carpet. The liquid contains a dye. The color has bonded to the carpet, and the stain cannot be moved.
Example 3… One dyes their hair a different color. This would be a permanent bonding, if one did not wash the hair afterwards. The hair is permeated with, and bonded to the dye.
In each example, the object and the liquid are different, but they are bonded together. The object is permeated with the bonding dye. In the temporal realm, this bond may or may not last forever.
But in the divine realm, the bond is forever. In the Satanic realm, the bond can be forever, unless the power of God breaks the bond. In the case of the Satanic realm, the bond becomes bondage. In the case of the divine realm, the bond becomes freedom, and a covering.
“Oneness” – if people are covered by God (“in” God), and permeated with either Jesus, the Holy Spirit or both, then they are all “one” with God. Jesus took this a step further, and instructed us to be “one” with each other.
Example in human terms- a mother provides a covering when she carries her baby. The baby is “in” her. The baby blood is “covered” by her blood. He is permeated with oxygen, and other nutrients from the mother, which he needs to live. Because the baby is hidden in her, all people can see is the mother. Until he is ready to be born, he is “one” with his mother.
A diagrammatic representation of the “In-ness,” Permeation, and “Oneness of God,” and the Salvation offered to everyone
****Notice that both Jesus and the Holy Spirit are in each other and in the Father. Notice the white area in figure 1, and see how the white area is filled in by Figure 7.
Notice that either Jesus or the Holy Spirit or both are present at all times in the Father. Notice that Jesus and the Holy spirit are somewhat “in” each other.
Notice what covering believers have or do not have, and how they are not complete until Figure 7.
Just as Father God does not seem “complete” unless He has both Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, so the same is true for us. The Father has reserved this space for us, since before we were created!!
So, how can you become “one” with your heavenly Father? There is someone named Jesus (Yeshua) who can help you. He is already “one” with Him.