Nabeel and Abdul Murray’s explanation of the Trinity was well done, since they both have backgrounds that oppose Trinity, but I don’t understand how Jesus would be inferior to God the Father, since they’re all one with God; being the same “being” the way I understand it would mean that they are all equal. Of course Jesus was “inferior” in the flesh, since He took upon a sinful body, but otherwise, I don’t understand an explanation for assuming Jesus’ inferiority. Calling Jesus ‘Son’, in my opinion, doesn’t necessarily apply inferiority, since Jesus was reffered to as the Son of God when he took upon the role of being inferior in the flesh. I would argue that for the Trinity to be a fathomable concept, all three persons have to be considered equal.
Another question is, can we pray to the Holy Spirit? I personally address Jesus when praying, as do others, but I’ve never heard of someone addressing the Spirit when praying. The Spirit is one with God, so there shouldn’t be a problem with it. If the argument is that the Spirit is inferior in the persons of the Trinity, then that would mean we should only pray to God the Father, who is the most superior.
In John 14:15 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth." Why does Jesus have to ask God the Father, as in take His permission, since Jesus Himself was God and we see that by His authority to forgive sins. It seems like He said that because He was in a human body at the time, not His eternal divine nature, and I can’t think of any other explanation.
But since Jesus mentioned “asking” the Father, are we led to believe that He has to discuss this with all three persons of the Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and if He does then how is it possible since God is One being and so anything that the Son knows the other persons should immediately also know and be agreeable to it as they are all still one God.
One last question, the way I think about the Trinity is One being, as in one physical form but three spiritual forms. But in the Psalms Jesus is mentioned by David as being at the right hand of the Father. So, hypothetically, for the sake of understanding better, if I were to go to Heaven, would I see three separate persons representing One God, or just One God, who has three persons?
Sorry for the lengthy post; no one I’ve talked to is able to answer these specific questions and they always steer away from the questions instead of answering them. I understand that there needs to be some mystery to God otherwise what’s the point of God if we know everything, but I think we should still have a concept about the existence of the Trinity if we do reject questioning the existence of the Trinity.
Thanks in advance!