Learning Activity 4 Self-check

Note: The answers/comments that follow are not meant to be the only answer that is correct. The answers/comments recorded below are meant to be used to determine if you think you have grasped what the Bible is saying about a particular subject as determined by your personal evaluation of your responses as compared to those which have been suggested below.

2. The word “us” implies more than one person are involved in the creation of man. “Us” refers here to the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

6. There is one God but three distinct persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and all three are God.

7. Although there is no absolute answer to how it is that one God can have three distinct personages, for we are trying to describe and understand someone who exists in the fourth dimensional spirit realm, there are a number of earthly examples that may be helpful in relating this truth to our minds.

One simple illustration is the three leaf clover. Although it is one clover, it has three leaves.

The substance water is also an example. All water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen but it can exist in three different states; solid (ice), liquid (water), and gas (steam).

Another consideration of water is that there is a pressure and temperature (called the triple point) where if water, ice and water vapor are placed into this environment of temperature and pressure they will stay in the state in which they were when placed there. That is to say liquid, solid and gas can also exist simultaneously at the triple point. If God has arranged such a physical law as the triple point, it is plausible that as a single God He can be three persons.

Cookie batter has also been helpful to others in understanding the Trinity. A large batch of cookie dough that has been thoroughly mixed contains flour, sugar, etc. If a batch is separated into three equal size batches each batch will still contain all of the elements of the original.

Although these examples all fall somewhat short of an absolute answer, they have been helpful to many in understanding the Trinity.

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18. The Father is God.

23. Jesus Christ is God.

25. The Holy Spirit is God.

26. “us,” “our,” and “our.”
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