Illumination of the Secret Concept
Even though the well known St. Augustine, after much to do, wrote
fifteen books (1) trying to explain the Secret
Concept of the Holy Trinity, he could not because God chose to reveal
it at the end of the 20th century as we approach the End of These Times.
The answer to the millenary question: "How can there be only One
God yet Three Persons?" will begin to take form in the minds of
those who will partake of this gift from Heaven.
The lack of understanding of the Trinitarian Concept has been the major
stumbling block between Christianity and Islam, and among some
Christian Churches; thus, the source of untold suffering as they have
battled throughout the centuries in defense of what they thought was
No words nor expressions exist in our world to fully describe a reality
which is beyond the Created Universe. Therefore, physical world
parallels and equivalents will be used as the means of answering this
UNDERSTANDING THE SECRET CONCEPT
The concept that has been a mystery throughout the centuries is best
defined with the question: "How is it possible that there is only
one God, yet, simultaneously is three distinct Persons?" We shall
Just as water is only one substance that manifests itself in three
different manners/forms (three physical states - liquid, solid and
vapor), the nature/essence of God is One and Unique. There Is only one
God - Who manifests Himself in three distinct Divine Persons: Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.
Even though the essence/nature of God obviously is not a compound nor
chemical substance as water is, we express the parallelism/parable
stating that there is only one unique and indivisible Divine
"Substance" [only one God] but three manifestations - three different
and distinct Persons. (2)
+++ One Substance
We shall use a chemical parallel for
The molecule of the compound which we call 'water', is composed of: two
hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. The chemical formula is: H2O.
Whenever two atoms of hydrogen are chemically combined with one oxygen
atom to create one molecule, the result is always the same and
unique: water [H2O].
This unique substance has a group of physical and chemical properties
which are always the same and which no other substance has.
+++ Three Manifestations
Water [H2O] may be in
vapor form (like steam), liquid form (like water) or solid form (like
ice). That is, it manifests itself, according to the pressure
and the temperature of its environment, in three different forms
or states, yet, it is always the same (chemical) substance: Water [H2O].
+++ The Parallel
Water at room temperature and pressure
exhibits its 'Normal Manifestation' in the 'Liquid Form'.
Consider then this parallel (remember, it is only a parallel used to
describe the indescribable in human terms).
God, The Father ~ 'Normal
Manifestation' ~ 'Liquid Form'; then,
'Concrete Manifestation' ~ 'Solid Form' of God The Father, is Jesus
Christ; and the
'Spiritual Manifestation' ~ 'Vapor Form' of God The Father, is the Holy
One and the Same Substance, Three Distinct manifestations.
Both the 'Solid Form' and the 'Vapor Form' of water
come from the 'Liquid Form': The Source.
To the 'Liquid Form', they go back, because: At Standard Conditions,
the 'Liquid Form' is the "Greatest of All" (3)
[just as Jesus Christ qualified The Father], yet, all three are equally
The Same Substance: H2
O - thus only One God.
The Divine is always reflected in the physical world. Thus the Triune
concept reflects itself in the three states: Solid, Liquid and Vapor.
Man has two of the components of the Triune God manifestations - body
(solid) (Jesus) and soul (vapor) (Holy Spirit). Man was created in the
spiritual Image of God, yet, man's complete fulfillment will only
be achieved when he returns to The Father and become one with Him, without
assuming the Divine Nature.
Man was made 'In The Image of God'- An 'Image' from a mirror or from a
projection will never be as perfect as the 'Original'. However, the
more perfect the mirror or the projection is, the closer in fidelity
the 'Image' will be to the 'Original'.
The reminder "... be perfect as The Father is perfect..." calls
us to be as mirrors, perfected to the highest possible level, so that
His 'Image', reflected from us, be as perfect as possible. But we must
remember, an 'Image' will always be an 'Image', no matter how perfect
for... "Who is like unto God?"
When Our Lord Jesus Christ said that seeing Him was like seeing the
Father, that is precisely what He meant. Jesus is not an "Image" of
God; He is the manifestation of God, thus no different than the Father
in substance for... He Is indeed God!
Augustine fruitless efforts
(2) Clearly defining some of the terms that we will use as we
try to explain the Triune Concept.
We will use two terms: substance and nature.
Linguistically they have more than one meaning. The two meanings of
each word that we will use are listed below so that the reader does not
become confused during the explanation.
substance = matter of a
definite chemical composition (in the case of H2O)
substance = that of which something consists (Divine in the case of God)
nature = element of the
natural world (such as in the case of a chemical compound)
nature = essence of something (Divine in the case of God)
Obviously when we refer to the substance or nature
of God, we are speaking of His Divinity, which is unique in the
Conversely, when we speak of the substance or nature of
water, we are speaking of the element composed of two hydrogen atoms
and one oxygen atom.
(3) For the science buff: We have purposely left out the
portions of the explanation which deal with Thermodynamic Phase
Equilibria, etc. We do not want to illustrate what was learned under
Prof. Prausnitz at the University of California, Berkeley. We only want
to share what was given by God.
En Español: El Misterio de La
Santísima Trinidad - Explicación del concepto subyacente
Em Português: A Santíssima
Trindade - O Conceito de Segredo
Originally issued only for
Worldwide Ecclesiastical Distribution on June 15, 1995. Nazare, Portugal
clarified on May 9th, 2014
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