In my last post in this series, I suggested (not for the first time) that the mission of the Church has its roots in the character of the Triune God. In this post I’d just like to take that concept a little bit further.
One God in Three Persons. God is one and yet he exists in three distinct persons. In other words, God is a God of unity and diversity. The diversity bit is more or less straightforward. The Father is not the Son or the Spirit, and the Son is not the Spirit; the Godhead demonstrates diversity. The unity that we see in the Godhead is not the simple uniformity which comes when there is no variation, but a true unity in which Father, Son and Spirit, three persons are united as one God. This is difficult to get your head round – but it is important. We’ll come back to it in the next post.