So often, amongst us humans… with so much knowledge, yet so little understanding.. that which often separates us, is our failure to comprehend each other.
Several months ago a friend of mine made a statement to me, that I still laugh at when it comes to mind, even today. We were having a conversation about the various “religions” of the world when he stated… “I believe some people have a problem converting to ‘Christianity’ since it is a polytheistic faith..” I had to ask him to repeat what he had just stated.. because surely, I must have heard incorrectly. Well, after he repeated it again.. I realized I had heard him correctly the first time. Then, I just couldn’t help but laugh and ask.. “where in the world did you learn that from?”
He went on to state.. “..well, Christians believe in the Trinity, correct?” I replied, “..Yes, and..?” He went on to ask..”..Is that not three God’s or at least, three separate beings..?”
I knew where he was going with that.. from the moment he mentioned “Polytheism.”
First, Judeo-Christianity, a derivation of Judaism is absolutely, positively and unequivocally a Monotheistic Faith. The One Lord thy G-d of Israel is the same One Lord thy G-d for both Jews and Christians. Okay.. so what about the Trinity? The Trinity is sometimes a little difficult to wrap your head around until you achieve a certain level of understanding. The Trinity is simply: One whole, composed of three parts. Think of it just like you would think of yourself, as a human being. Are ‘you’ simply just a physical being? Are you simply just a sack of human flesh and bones? No.. of course not. The component of the flesh is the least of what we are. It is ‘one part’ of our whole being.
We, as humans are ..”created in the image of our Lord thy G-d.” We are composed of three parts: First, there is our physical being. Our flesh and bones. Second, there is our spiritual being. The part of us that our Lord thy G-d created in heaven and sent down to enter into the ‘physical being.’ And, third.. there is our intellectual being. Our meta-physical mental faculties of the mind. (Not to be confused with the physical composition of the brain.) Now, are “we” three separate human beings? No, of course not! We are one singular human being composed of three parts. And together.. they make the whole. One human being.
So, in teaching and understanding the concept of the Trinity of our Lord thy G-d, hopefully this will help.
Judaism and Judeo-Christianity: One Faith in Two Parts