Woo Hoo, I believe in the trinity of God, I've accepted Jesus as my Savior, and I followed my Lord in baptism a short time after that!!! Oh, I'm redeemed, by Love Divine, Glory, Glory, Christ is mine!
Some passages to consider regarding discernment...certainly we are not to judge another's relationship with God, for only God can see the heart, man only sees the outside. With that picture in mind, we are to be "fruit pickers" when it comes to the deeds and words of others.
Matt. 7:15-23 "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 "You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 "So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 "So then, you will know them by their fruits. 21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
Matt. 12:33-37, "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 " You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. 35 "The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. 36 "But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. 37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
Luke 6:43-45, "For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 "For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. 45 "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
Steve, to deny the Trinity is to deny you are Christian and to deny the Bible is the Word of God.
Stop spreading your lies and blasphemy.
Tim Greuter said:
I believe in the trinity and I know for sure that I'm saved because the Holy Spirit is in me and we commune daily. 1John 4:13 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
Mary Ann Hartzler said:
I think the whole problem is trying to understand the infinite with our finite minds.
Well said, Mary. How can we truly understand the wisdom of someone who could tell you the exact number of grains of sand there are in the entire world.
Steve, YOU are the non-Christian here. We worship God of the Bbile, but you apparently follow Satan since you spread his lies and blaspheme God.
I like the water analogy (hat tip to Scott H ouck).
Water in its liquid state is like God the Father
Water in its steam (gaseous) state is like the Holy Spirit
Water in its ice (solid) state is like The Son.
All three are equally water, but in different manifestations.