Ummm, it’s me again! I’ve a second question.
We are currently looking at the Trinity in the Islam module. The point has been made that God is one being but three persons. This may be beyond our full comprehension but is not, in itself, contradictory to the terms of logic.
This is a worn, probably ever-repeating question but I still don’t feel I could answer it well: What happened to the godhead when Jesus died on the cross? At the point of death, was it no longer a trinity? I assume the whole being of the godhead couldn’t have died, simply the one person of the trinity. At that point was it binary? At the crucifixion something strange happened within the internal life of the godhead, something that I assume changed it forever, in the sense that Jesus died as a human and ascended to heaven still in (perfected) human form, yet how could the eternal Trinity survive a death to its being? Subsequently, is it right to still claim eternality? And are these even questions we can answer or is it all too shrouded in mystery?
If there aren’t answers, please feel free to say so. I’m truly not trying to be problematic. It’s just that I’ve been asked similar questions before and my answer was a pretty lame, “I really don’t know”.