The Trinity Explained, God is The Father, Jesus is the Son, and still Debating the Holy Spirit.

Was God a Ventriloquist?

Christians fight over silly things, technical issues, issues that in the grand scheme of things, seem insignificant. Christians have actually killed other Christians because of disagreements over long-standing beliefs, like the Trinity. Traditional Christianity holds that God, Jesus, and the Trinity are one. They often refer to 1st John, Chapter 5: "For there are three that testify in heaven: The Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one." That sounds pretty straight forward calling the three "one" but it's like saying one, plus one, plus one, equals one. Okay, that's what's written, but it not only doesn't make sense, it's very unclear. Is there a possibility that John was referring to the idea that the three were "one" like we refer to our country as "one" people. Or when the army refers to itself as "an army of one". We know the army has lots of people, but no one is going on a limb to claim the army is actually one person.

How About a Little Common Sense.

Common sense leads the thinking man to believe that Jesus is the son of God, a God yes, but still the son of a God nevertheless. When God was baptized, a voice from heaven proclaimed "Behold my son, in whom I am well pleased." The voice didn't say, behold myself in whom I am well pleased, the voice simply referred to his son on earth. I'm not sure why Christianity is threatened by the idea that God begat Jesus and that Jesus was his son. While on the cross didn't Jesus also proclaim to the father "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." He didn't say, I'm forgiving y'all for you know not what you're doing to me. No, he was pleading to his father in heaven. 

Belief 101

If you believe in Jesus as being the son of God, you're pretty much believing Jesus is a God. He was born of a woman. This is another sign that Jesus was truly a son. Mormons get a bad rap for a lot of things, but they get the trinity right. They believe Jesus is the literal son of God and still worship Jesus as a God along with the Father and Holy spirit. There are countless other scriptures that point to Jesus talking to God the father, and not to God himself. The idea of the trinity has been debated for centuries and ultimately, belief comes through faith. Still, one, plus one, plus one equals three in my book.