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Baltimore Catechism, Lesson 3: The Trinity & the Nature of God

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⁣Here on the Ecu-Men Present, we are continuing our journey through the Baltimore Catechism. Today in Lesson 3, the Ecu-Men are going to cover the a really complicated topic: The Trinity and the nature of God. We simply cannot do it justice. So, this short lesson allows us to hit the high points and share some details that will allow Christians to better understand the nature of God and the Trinity. So, enjoy this lesson and feel free to throw your questions our way!

24. Is there only one God?
Yes, there is only one God. -- I am the Lord, and there is none else: there is no God besides me. (Isaiah 45:5)

25. How many Persons are there in God?
In God there are three Divine Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 28:19)

26. Is the Father God?
The Father is God and the first Person of the Blessed Trinity. -- Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:3)

27. Is the Son God?
The Son is God and the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. -- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

28. Is the Holy Ghost God?
The Holy Ghost is God and the third Person of the Blessed Trinity. -- Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16)

29. What do we mean by the Blessed Trinity?
By the Blessed Trinity we mean, one and the same God in three Divine Persons.(Matthew 28:19)

30. Are the three Divine Persons really distinct from one another?
The three Divine Persons are really distinct from one another. (Luke 3:22)

31. Are the three Divine Persons perfectly equal to one another?
The three Divine Persons are perfectly equal to one another, because all are one and the same God.
I and the Father are one. (John 10:30)

32. How are the three Divine Persons, though really distinct from one another, one and the same God?
The three Divine Persons, though really distinct from one another, are one and the same God because all have one and the same Divine nature.

33. Can we fully understand how the three Divine Persons, though really distinct from one another, are one and the same God?
We cannot fully understand how the three Divine Persons, though really distinct from one another, are one and the same God because this is a supernatural mystery.

34. What is a supernatural mystery?
A supernatural mystery is a truth which we cannot fully understand, but which we firmly believe because we have God's word for it.

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Baltimore Catechism, Lesson 3:
https://www.catholicity.com/ba....ltimore-catechism/le

Augustine: The Trinity:
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1301.htm

The Temple:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals..../40/cb/5d/40cb5d6695

Usage of term “Trinity”:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/....Trinitarianism_in_th

Unitarianism:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitarianism

God in Islam:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Islam

God in Mormonism:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Mormonism

Jehovah’s Witnesses:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/....Jehovah%27s_Witnesse

Speaking in Tongues (the Catholic way):
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14776c.htm

Supernatural Order:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14336b.htm

Nature:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10715a.htm

Preternatural:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preternatural

Etymology of the word “Science”:
https://www.etymonline.com/word/science

Science and the Church:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13598b.htm

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