Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt – Nature and Trinity
In Romans:1:20 Paul argues that God’s “eternal power and Godhead” are seen in the creation He made. God’s eternal power, yes – but His Godhead? Yes! As Dr. Wood pointed out in The Secret of the Universe, the triune nature of God is stamped on His creation. The cosmos is divided into three: space, matter, and time. Each of these is divided into three. Space, for instance, is composed of length, breadth, and height, each separate and distinct in itself, yet the three are one. Length, breadth, and height are not three spaces but three dimensions comprising one space. Run enough lines lengthwise and you take in the whole. But so it is with the width and height. Each is separate and distinct, yet each is all of space – just as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is each God.
Time also is a trinity: past, present, and future – two invisible and one visible. Each is separate and distinct, yet each is the whole. Man himself is a trinity of spirit, soul, and body, two of which are invisible, and one visible. Many more details could be given of the Godhead’s trinity reflected in the universe. It can hardly be coincidence.
The Hebrew word elohim (gods) occurs about 2500 times in the Old Testament, while the singular form (el) occurs only 250 times and most of those designate false gods. Genesis:1:1 reads, “In the beginning, elohim created the heaven and the earth”; that is, literally, “gods” created the heaven and the earth.” Though a single noun is available, yet the plural form is consistently used for God. And in violation of grammatical rules, with few exceptions, singular verbs and pronouns are used with this plural noun. Why?
At the burning bush it was elohim (gods) who spoke to Moses. Yet elohim did not say, “We are that we are,” but “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus:3:14). One cannot escape the fact that all through the Bible God is presented as a plurality and yet as One, as having both diversity and unity. This is unique among all the world’s religions! To reject the Trinity is to reject the God of the Bible.