By observing nature with spiritual eyes and by reasoning about what we see using Jesus’ own logic, we may come to see just how obvious it is that “there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7).
Learning Aids and Logic
The Bible reveals, in Romans 1:20, an important set of learning aids by which to understand the Godhead:
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
Personally, I have never literally seen the Godhead – Its actual composition is, to me, an “invisible thing.” But by observing the learning aids which Creation is comprised of, I may “clearly see” it.
Now what specific method of reasoning should I use? Naturally, the reasoning of the Great Teacher – Jesus! More specifically, that reasoning found in Matthew 22:17-21.
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
Here Jesus reasons that if the likeness of a ruler is on a piece of currency, then the currency belongs to that king.
Observing the Learning Aids
There is a common “likeness” on all the most common yet important entities of (created) reality. This “likeness” can be described as three individuals with the central one naturally emphasized.
There are 3 individual components of time: the past, the present moment, and the future. The center component is special, as it is where all life is lived.
There are 3 individual components of number: zero, one, and infinity. The center component, one, is special, as humans may only consider other numbers by making use of this concept.
There are 3 individual macro-dimensions of space: a horizontal, a vertical, another horizontal. The vertical component clearly stands out from the other two. Horizontal dimensions are associated with support and grounding, whereas the vertical dimension is more associated with presentation.
In the Bible, there are 3 individual entities called “heaven.” 1) Our earth’s firmament simply called “heaven” (Genesis 1:8), 2) outer space which the Bible calls the “heaven of heavens” (Deuteronomy 10:14) (by “heaven of heavens” it is clearly meant the heaven which contains earth’s firmament, all exoplanetary firmaments, and the “third heaven.”), and 3) the land of the angels and the City of God…the “third heaven” (2 Corinthians 12:2). The second heaven is very different in nature from the first and the third as it is the container of all heavens.
There are 3 major individual parts composing earth – a molten core, a crust, an atmosphere. The central part, the crust, is very special to us, as it is the part we are most closely associated with.
The molecular structure of water contains three individual atoms – a hydrogen, an oxygen, and another hydrogen. The oxygen atom clearly stands out. It is the element essential for human and animal life, the element essential for breathing. It’s atomic number is 8, the number of Christ in the Revelation.
There are 3 different things needed for combustion: fuel, heat energy, and oxydizer. The heat energy is clearly the special necessity as the other two requirements, fuel and oxydizer, are substances having mass.
There are 3 different things that fire produces: heat, reaction products, and light. Heat and light are both forms of energy, so reaction products stand out as special since they have mass.
The largest of example of a plant is a tree. There are 3 major parts of a tree which stay the same year round – the root system, the trunk, and the branches. The central part, the trunk, is most unique. It connects the branches waving in the sky with the roots entwined in the earth. The roots look similar to the branches, only they are mostly hidden from view.
When observing a generic quadruped from the side, you will notice 3 individual sections, the back parts (back legs and tail), the middle (containing the vital organs), and the front parts (front legs and head). When observing it from the front, you will similarly see 3 – a left leg, a head, a right leg. When observing it from the back, you will see 3 – a left leg, a tail, a right leg. The middle any 3-set is most unique.
I am a human, and I know that I am completely made up of 3 individual entities: my mind-heart, my free will, and my body. Of these three, my will is very special as it has all power to choose the actions of my mind and my body…it is the epicenter of my control, my responsibility, my actions, my individuality.
There are 3 main components of a typical sentence (complete thought): the subject, the predicate, and the object. The central component, the predicate (containing either a “be” or an “action verb), is special as it alone “enacts” the thought.
There are 3 separate components of human procreation: a father, a progeny, and a mother. The progeny is the whole point of procreation, and thus, is the most special of the three.
Applying Jesus’ Logic
Creation as a whole is the Godhead’s system of currency. Creation is the Godhead’s means by the lawful, intelligent transaction of which the Godhead’s glory (wealth) may be increased and His subjects empowered. Jesus reasoned that if a ruler owns a currency, the ruler’s likeness will be engraved on the currency so that by looking at the currency, one might know the ruler that issued it. I believe that the Godhead issued reality. I believe that by looking at the foundations thereof – a mystic “cloud of witnesses” of the Godhead – we may see the likeness of the Godhead over and over again. Three Individuals, with Jesus Christ, the central Member emphasized.
According to 12 foundations of nature:
- (Time) Jesus is He in whom I live.
- (Number) Jesus is the One I count on.
- (Space) It is Jesus who holds me upright.
- (Heaven) Jesus contains all heaven and heavens.
- (Earth) Jesus is the Ground I stand on.
- (Water) Jesus gives me the Breath of life.
- (Fire) Jesus is both Energy and the Product of “everlasting burnings.”
- (Plant) Jesus is the Connection between heaven and earth.
- (Animal) Jesus is the Life Sustainer, the Head, and the Tail (the Alpha and Omega, first and the last).
- (Human) Jesus is the Great Free Will.
- (Human Language) Jesus is the Word, more specifically, the “BE” Verb, the “I AM.”
- (Human Procreation) Jesus is the Son.
Then saith He unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marveled and left him, and went their way. Matthew 22:21.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2.