The Trinity And Our Existence

It is written:

“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24).

Through eternity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have existed and thrived in a relationship of love. This reminds us that God needs nothing from His Creation (cf. Acts 17:25). We were made as an act of grace, not loneliness in the heart of God. Indeed, the beauty of the Trinity helps us to understand why we were created.

“The doctrine of the Trinity teaches that the divine reality is a community of loving fellowship between the Father, Son, and Spirit. It is a community of holy love which existed before the cosmos did. Jesus prayed that his disciples might see the glory that the Father had given him, and the Father gave him this glory because he loved him “before the foundation of the world” (literally, before the foundation of cosmos; John 17:24). This text provides a glimpse into the common life of the Father and Son before the act of creation. Before the cosmos existed, there existed a community of love (agape) which the Father and the Son shared…The intent of redemption is to bring the fallen world into the orbit of God’s agape fellowship where, just as the Father dwells in the Son and the Son in the Father, God’s people may dwell in them and they in God (John 17:21). God intends for us to share the fellowship of the Father and the Son (1 John 1:3)…God did not create this fellowship out of loneliness…God did not create because he needed fellowship since he already enjoyed fellowship through the triune communion of the Father, Son, and Spirit. This fellowship was not created by God as though at some point in time God became a fellowship;. Rater, it is who God is. God is a community of love because God is love. God is agape (John 4:8). Consequently, God did not need to turn to anything outside of himself in order to experience loving community. this was present through the mutual indwelling of God’s triune fellowship.” (John Mark Hicks, Yet Will I Trust Him: understandingtUnderstanding God In A Suffering World, 53-57; Joplin, MO; College Press Publishing Company).

The universe exists as an act of undeserved grace. You were made to be the recipient of God’s love.

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