One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

 

 

In Hebrew (the language the Old Testament was originally written in) the name of God is spelled YHWH. Since ancient Hebrew had no written vowels, it is uncertain how the name was pronounced originally, but there are records of the name in Greek, which did have written vowels. These records indicate that in all likelihood God's name should be pronounced "Yahweh."

 

Most people believe in a god of some description. Christians believe in God who wants us to get to know him.

God wants to be the most special and important one in our life.

While there are parallels between human relationships and a relationship with God, there are also significant differences including the nature of God's love for us (spiritual and based on unconditional selfless love, not hormonal and based on physical and emotional attraction).

God is not physically with us in the same way as people around us.

Words like 'creator', 'father' or 'powerful' might come to mind. Maybe you have an image of an old man with a white beard?

The story is told of a little boy who was sitting down at the kitchen table with his crayons and a big sheet of paper. His father, noticing the youngster hard at work at the table, stopped to look. “What are you doing, son?” “I’m drawing a picture of God,” said the little boy. “But son,” said the father, “You can’t draw a picture of God. Nobody knows what God looks like.” The little boy thought for a moment and said, “Well—they will when I’ve finished this!”

God is the supreme being in the universe. He made everything and he is the source of life. God made human beings perfect and good. He gave us the gift of free will to choose between right and wrong.

Why do we need God?

People search for him because he satisfies our hunger for meaning and purpose in life and for life beyond death. More than that, we make wrong choices with the free will we've been given and need his help to sort out the mess we find ourselves in.

The words we use to describe God will never be good enough to give a full and complete description - he is so much more than we can ever imagine. He has made himself known to humans however in ways that we describe as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

To find out more about God the Father click here.

To find out more about God the Son click here.

To find out more about God the Holy Spirit click here.

 

(Excerpts from 'Making a Splash' by the Baptist Union of Great Britain)