May 22, 2023 · 2:30 pm
“Dear reader, whenever you are as certain about something as I am go forward with me; whenever you hesitate, seek with me; whenever you discover that you have gone wrong, come back to me; or if I have gone wrong, call me back to you. In this way we will travel along the street of love together, making our way toward Him of whom it is said, ‘Seek His face always’ (Psalm 105:4).”
–Augustine of Hippo, The Trinity (De Trinitate), ed. John E. Rotelle, Second Edition., vol. I/5, The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century (Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 2017), 67. (I.iii.5)
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June 13, 2011 · 3:35 pm
“The primal delight that the Father takes in the Son, in the glory that they shared before the foundation of the world, will in the end be our glorification too. God will be truly pleased with us, and we will be a part of the mutual delight that is the life of the Trinity. That will be glory, when we are finally caught up into the heavenly love of the three-personal God.”
–Fred Sanders, The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010), 238.
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January 31, 2011 · 12:19 pm
“In the upper room on the night of the Passover, Jesus decided that the great mystery of the Trinity was the teaching His disciples most needed to hear (cf. John 13-17). Why was this truth so important? Because Jesus wanted His disciples, and us, to come to know God, in all the riches and fullness of His being.
He wanted us to know God in His eternal glory and to recognize how great He is; but He also wanted us to see that the God whose being we cannot comprehend is also the God who is a Father who loves us, a Son who came to die for us, a Spirit who brings us into God’s heart and who brings God into our hearts.
On that night in which He was betrayed, Jesus preached the doctrine of the Trinity to His disciples because He knew that in the last analysis, only the people who know their God can stand firm in days of trial.
As you study the biblical teaching on God’s character and work, remember that He is not a distant God, but One whose inner being was revealed by Jesus in the most critical hours of His life on earth.
And pray that this Three Personed God will reveal Himself more fully to you through Scripture, that you may come to know Him — in the knowledge that is eternal life (John 17:3). Search for this knowledge with all your heart.”
–Sinclair B. Ferguson, A Heart For God (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1987), 22-23.
October 28, 2010 · 7:55 pm
“The gospel is Trinitarian, and the Trinity is the gospel. Christian salvation comes from the Trinity, happens through the Trinity, and brings us home to the Trinity.”
–Fred Sanders, The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010), 10.