It was much due to Susan, a member here in asking about an issue concerning the Trinity that motivated me to choose Dr. Bavinck's article, "The Divine Trinity" for this month's new year Article of the Month. It is one of major pillars of truth that upholds the biblical Christian faith.... thank you, Susan! grin

Bavinck concludes his article with the following words which is a nice summary of all that he wrote beforehand:

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Thus the confession of the trinity is the sum of the Christian religion. Without it neither the creation nor the redemption nor the sanctification can be purely maintained.

Every departure from this confession leads to error in the other heads of doctrine, just as a mistaken representation of the articles of faith can be traced back to a misconception of the doctrine of the trinity. We can truly proclaim the mighty works of God only when we recognize and confess them as the one great work of Father, Son, and Spirit.

In the love of the Father, the grace of the Son, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is contained the whole salvation of men.

This is NOT a dry, academic, philosophical, speculative article on the doctrine of God. nope Rather, it is one that is more pastoral in nature and design through seeking truth of God's own self-revelation found in Scripture. And, then seeing how this doctrinal truth applies to every aspect of life for the Christian. I am confident that you will be blessed and it will be instrumental in your growth into the image of the Lord Christ.

Rom 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

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Colossians 1:9-23 (ASV) "9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 to walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; 13 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; 14 in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins: 15 who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him; 17 and he is before all things, and in him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it was the good pleasure [of the Father] that in him should all the fulness dwell; 20 and through him to reconcile all things unto himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, [I say], whether things upon the earth, or things in the heavens. 21 And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, 22 yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him: 23 if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister."

You can go immediately to this month's article by clicking here: The Divine Trinity.

Or, to read it at a more convenient time, just visit The Highway website and click on the "Article of the Month" logo. There you will find not only this month's article but all past Articles of the Month.

In His service and grace,


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