God the Father
Is God A Trinity (book review)
Title: Is God A Trinity
Author: Blair Adams with Howard Wheeler and Joel Stein
Publisher: Colloquium Press
Is God A Trinity (book review)
Blair Adams with Howard Wheeler and Joel Stein take a look at the age old view of the trinity of God versus the belief that God is One God. The basic belief of the trinity is that God is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit–three Gods as One God.
He begins the book by looking at where the concept of the trinity began and some of the beliefs and philosophies behind it. In his opinion much of the belief of the trinity came about due to the heavy influence of ancient Greek philosophy upon the early church leaders. Throughout the book, Blair points out some of the fallacies of the trinity belief that has come up in the church throughout history. As he looks at the trinity, he also looks at the belief that God is One God and not a trinity.
Blair does an excellent job at using many different sources for his material for and against the trinity. He also uses a lot of biblical verses to show his viewpoint and reasoning.
This book is written at a very high level of reading, though it is a very excellent book to read. Many times I had to reread a passage to understand what he was saying. I also had to look up some words that I did not fully comprehend.
I will not reveal his view on the trinity, you will need to read the book to understand it and know where he stands. On this post I will also not reveal where I stand on the two views. There are some things he states that I fully understand and agree with and there are some things that I struggle with agreeing with.
If you have any interest in understanding the trinity versus One God beliefs, I highly recommend reading this book.
1 Chronicles 4:11 Whose Son Are You?
Kelub, Shuah’s brother, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 1 Chronicles 4:11
Every person is a child, son or daughter, of someone else. The majority of people born around the world are born of someone who is not very well known outside of a small area of influence.
Some of those people do not even know who their parents are, since they were abandoned for adoption or put in an orphanage at a young age. Of those who know their parents, some are proud of them, while others would like to not be associated with them.
In the genealogical list it lists Kelub as the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
Knowing who one’s parents are can help a person understand some of their heritage and also possible medical health situations. It can also give a person a foundation as to where he is from.
Most parents are people who are not famous on a grand national scale. They are just common ordinary people who work jobs and are trying to survive and raise a family as best as they can.
While believers may have famous parents or not so famous parents, all of them have one Father who is greater than any other. This Father is King of the entire world. He is the Creator of everything in the universe. He is absolute total control. He owns everything. Every believer is a child, son/daughter, of God.
God, the Father, loves every person so much that He made it possible for every human being to be one of His children.
Believers need to stand up straight and tall knowing who their Father is. They need to let the world know who their Father is, so that others may also become one of His children.
You may or may not know your father here on the earth. If you do know him, you may or may not be proud of him. Regardless of who your physical father is, you have God as your eternal Father.
God, as your Father, will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never mistreat you or abuse you. Everything that He does will be for your eternal good.
Know and understand the heritage that you have in God your Father that goes back to the beginning of time and into eternity in the future.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God as your heavenly Father; that you will know God’s love and commitment to you; that you will let the world know who God is to you; and that you will know what God has done for you.