God cares that we know who he is, and he longs for us to understand him better Through his Word he revealed his triune nature, though many avoid in depth study of this doctrine because it is so deep and mysterious But God s revelation of himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit affects how he relates to us, how he made us, and who he is eternally The doctrine of the Trinity is essential to our understanding of him and of our faith The focus of this study is to examine the ways in which the three Persons of the Trinity relate to one another, how they relate to us, and what difference this makes to our lives To understand just how God is both One and Three is to delve into some of Scripture s most glorious truths and to experience the joy of beholding the wonder of our triune God This is a practical study for you and your home, church, and ministry....
|Title||:||Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance|
|Publisher||:||Crossway January 21, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|File Size||:||773 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance Reviews
The author of this book succeeds at what he attempts to do--having the reader behold the wonder of our God in the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This book is solidly biblically informed, telling us what God has Himself revealed about Himself. And the wonder of this God is well worth beholding.
This is a great book for explaining the Trinity in relational terms. There are those who will disagree with some of Ware's opinions, such as the eternal hierarchy within the Trinity, contra some egalitarian interpreters. I personally found my own faith and understanding increased by reading it, and have recommended it to many others. I feel that a proper understanding of the Trinity makes a profound difference to the ways we pray and minister.
The fact that the Triune nature is one of, if not the greatest mystery of the Christian God, it does not follow that there is no further revelation that one should know or learn from. Neither should it preclude one from attempting to gain a deeper understanding in this matter. Dr. Ware begins by teaching from Scriptural evidences, the basis of the simultaneous, equal and eternal divine nature of all three distinct Persons, thereby refuting Sabelianism or Modalism that claims the divinity of each Person occurred sequentially; only one Person being divine at a time, and Arianism that rejects the divinity of the Son and the Spirit. Therefore, since all three Persons are simultaneously, equally or fully, and eternally God, it is futile to attempt to understand their difference in terms of nature or characteristics because each possesses all attributes of God; among which are omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence.
Recent years of scholarship have surfaced some terrific books on the doctrine of the Trinity. Father, Son, & Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles & Relevance by Bruce A. Ware is among the best. Dr. Bruce Ware defines and defends the doctrine of the Trinity with biblical precision, Christ-exalting passion, and theological muscle.