The Three-In-One God
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ONE GOD IN THREE PERSONS: FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT
Various attempts have been made over the centuries to offer an analogy for this aspect of God’s nature.
Some have seen The Trinity as being like the sun which is experienced in terms of light, heat and radiation.
Others have suggested the analogy of water which can exist in three forms - liquid, ice or vapour.
But none of these analogies is satisfactory because water, for example, cannot be the same substance as ice or vapour at the same time.
The Shield of Faith (shown in the diagram below) was so-called
because it was painted on the shields of medieval knights,
based on the biblical truth of God as Three Persons in One God.