What if there was just one part of God. If he was alone before he created everything would he be a God of love- i mean if there was no one else there to love?
But if there were two parts of God, then each one could love the other, and this could now be a defining aspect of the divine… love.
C.S. Lewis (in Mere Christianity) suggests that the Holy spirit is the third entity that springs out of the eternal relationship of Jesus and The Father.
In certain families isn’t the spirit between them cantankerous even when individually they are happy people? Or when two very serious friends get together, a very goofy spirit comes out. It’s like the combination of two unique entities births the existence of a third.
But the spirit of these imperfect unions are not alive on their own. Is it possible that when there is a PERFECT union like that of the Father and Jesus, a living spirit springs from it? Seems a little far fetched, I know. But when two people become perfectly united as one body, I guess a baby does spring forth!
This would explain how we each can share in that same spirit by having a relationship with God. When we are loving, joyful, peaceful, patient– the qualities that exist between Jesus and the Father– are we not living in the spirit between Jesus and God? It’s like we’re joining into the relationship with them. Well that’s exactly what it is.
This would explain why blaspheming the holy spirit is the one unforgivable sin. If we reject all of the qualities that Jesus and God produce in their union, we would not be living with them, would not be living in heaven where their qualities permeate everything.
just a thought.