Scripture verse for dating

Jesus never used the word “Trinity,” yet today He describes why we believe in it.“Jesus said to His disciples: ‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.But when He comes, the Spirit of truth, He will guide you to all truth.” This is such a fascinating statement by Jesus.

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Clearly there is a Father, a Son, and a Holy Spirit, and just as clearly, although different, they act as One.

The communion Jesus describes here is touched by love—a willing submission and a willing sharing.

How important this is for us to comprehend if we are ever to understand ourselves and to live our lives well.

Even if He had explained everything that was about to happen on the night of the Last Supper in detail, it would have been lost on them.

Instead, He tells them they would, at a future time, get the help they would need to absorb the truth of His life and work.

That help would come in the Person of the Holy Spirit, whose descent on the apostles we celebrated last week on Pentecost.

Because of the chronology of these events, and, perhaps, even because of the way Jesus speaks about them, we might get the impression that the Holy Spirit had a kind of separate work from Jesus that could only begin once Jesus had ascended to the Father. When the Holy Spirit is sent to the disciples, Jesus tells them, “He will speak what He hears…He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is mine and declare it to you.” Here we see that the Spirit’s work is actually rooted in Jesus.

He does not work independently but in entire submission to Jesus.

Likewise, Jesus works in entire submission to the Father, because “everything that the Father has” is His.

This is the dynamic communion of Persons mentioned so distinctly in the Gospels.

When Christians in the first centuries of the Church read passages like this one in Scripture, they began to work out the dogma that later became known as the Trinity.

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