Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt – A Mystery That Must Be
It is a mystery how God can exist in three Persons yet be one God; but it is also a mystery how God could have no beginning and create everything out of nothing. We can’t understand what a human soul or spirit is. Nor can we explain love or beauty or justice. It is beyond human capacity to comprehend the full nature of God’s being. But neither can we understand what it means for us or anything else to exist – nor can we comprehend what space is or what time is or matter is. For every door science opens, there are ten more unopened doors on the other side. The more we learn, the more rapidly the unknown expands before us like receding images in a hall of mirrors. The Jehovah’s Witnesses and other Unitarians argue that because the Trinity can’t be understood it can’t be true. But the fact that it is beyond human comprehension is no reason for rejecting what the Bible so consistently presents to us. God is telling us about Himself so we can believe in and know Him. We dare not reject what He says or lower it to the level of our finite minds.
Part of the mystery is the fact that if God did not exist as three Persons in One there could be no salvation. Only God could pay the infinite penalty for sin demanded by His infinite justice. All through the Old Testament the God of Israel whose name is Yahweh (I AM THAT I AM) declares not only that He is the only true God but that He is the only Saviour: “I, even I, am the Lord; and besides me there is no savior…O God of Israel, the Saviour…Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else…I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer” (Isaiah:43:11; 45:15,22; 49:26; 60:16).