God Must Be a Trinity for He Is Love

The apostle John tells us that “God is love” (or your translation of the Bible may say “God is charity”…same thing).  Can this be if God is a singular being, that is, not a Trinity?  There is evidence that God is a Trinity in Genesis:

The Lord–in three persons–visits Abraham.

Genesis 18:1-3 – And the Lord appeared to him in the vale of Mambre as he was sitting at the door of his tent, in the very heat of the day.  And when he had lifted up his eyes, there appeared to him three men standing near him: and as soon as he saw them he ran to meet them from the door of his tent, and adored down to the ground.  And he said: Lord, if I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away from thy servant….  (Notice, Abraham did not say “Lords” plural.)

It is in the apostle John’s first letter where he tells us that God is love.

1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is love.

First let us realize that God does not need us.  God was before time and the universe existed, and He was complete in and of Himself.  However, if that is true, that God is complete in Himself and has no need of any created being, then how is God love?

You see, if God loves, there must be an object of that love, a beloved.  Right?  Well, the beloved is the Son of God.  Here is part of the Nicene Creed (a statement of what Christians believe):  “We believe…in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages; God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God; begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father….”

God is a Father, the Father of the only begotten Son.  This indicates only two Persons, though.  The third is the Love itself.  When a person loves with all his heart, he gives everything to his beloved.  He holds nothing back.  It is the same with God, but even more so than what is possible with us mere creatures.  God the Father loves His Son.  God the Son loves His Father.  In their love, they give each other everything, even their very existence.  The love between the Two is the Third Person of the Trinity–the Holy Spirit.

God is a communion of three persons, each loving the other with no need of you or me.  God had no need to create anything; however, God created heaven and the angels, the universe, the earth, the flora and fauna, and man (created in His image) to have dominion over the earth–all out of love.

He loves us with an unknowable love, and we should love Him because He is OUR FATHER, in heaven, hallowed be His name…and His desire is for us to join Him in heaven, to be a part of that communion of love.  He wants so much for us to join Him that He even sent us His only begotten Son (God the Son condescended Himself to become one of us) to be sacrificed for our sake, us miserable sinners.  Not only that, but before we go to heaven, we can actually receive the real body, blood, soul, and divinity of the Son of God:  1 Corinthians 11:24 – “Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me.”  And this we do at every mass.

Can you think of anything greater than being in the presence of Love Himself–a love we will never, ever know on earth–for all eternity?  So, do your part:   “Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us.” (1 John 4:19)  “A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.”  (John 13:34-35)

God Loves You This Much

…so love Him back.

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