>Salvation and the Trinity

>Luca Rossetti da Orta, The Holy Trinity', fres...Image via Wikipedia. . . To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
— 1 Peter 1:1-2

[T]he work of salvation is one in which all three act together, the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it, and the Spirit applying it.
— J.I. Packer

The Christian life is a matter of “being taken up into the life of the Trinity.”
— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The Trinity and the Gospel have the same shape.  Our faith is about entering into Trinitarian life…entering into it by way of the Trinity.

Gotta’ say, I don’t do a whole lot of thinking about the Trinity.  It’s more practical, it seems, to separate the persons of the Trinity out from each other.  It’s easier that way.

But, when you bring them all together and think of what it means for faith and the relationship within the Godhead itself…it blows my mind. 

(HT/ Jared Wilson)

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