This question has been debated at length before. The way to look at the problem is to admit that the Godhead(Trinity) is a mystery beyond our feeble minds.
God is a unity of three persons, all sharing the divine nature.
I see the Father as having a perfect knowledge of Himself, and this knowledge generates the Word (Son). The relation between Father and Son generates perfect LOVE between Them which is the Holy Spirit.
I deal with this issue in a very simple way. GOD chose to become incarnate and did so in the person of Jesus.
(You will have to excuse me because I have some really complex stuff to deal with. I'm trying to figure out how many tessaracts I can fit into my klein bottle.)
I agree with you, OI'Yeddar, "The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us."
and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. NASB
This concept cannot be understood. Newton said such things should not be objects of belief. We all know what a son is. The trinity is a false religious belief, contrary to Jesus' teachings. Praying to a trinity is the same as bowing to any false image. Jesus worshipped God, he did not say he was God.
Rev 1:8 God himself is speaking. See Rev 3:12 which shows that Jesus described God using a personal pronoun in the genitive as in "my God, literally the God of me. A Trinitarian has to explain this away going beyond the written word, but mostly they just ignore the scriptures and just select the ones that sound good to them and then add a whole lot of human philosophy around it. That is usually followed by verbal attacks on those that simply understand the trinity is not a Bible teaching.
The word Father itself, as Jesus used of God, does not at all suggest what we mean by father today. It does not suggest the origination of life. The Greek word so translated, the Latin word which was derived from the Greek, and our word derived from the Latin suggest, not the fountain of life, not the origin of life, but a nourisher, one who cares for. The Aramaic word Abba, appearing in our New Testament, is used in our literal and immediate sense, but its root idea is figurative and remote.
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