Don't get led astray by these excuses, created by men simply because they lacked understanding and couldn't provide a valid, scriptural reason to explain their beliefs. The terms "mystery" and "mysteries" only appear a little more than a dozen times, and none are used to identify our "Godhead," nor "God."There are too many to list.
First, I believe the Holy Spirit is as natural part of Father as sight is a perfectly functioning eye. Personification, it would seem, has become man's enemy.I don't have a problem with the identity of God, though. The Godhead is one and He has revealed Himself in three distinct ways throughout the ages; hence His triune nature. However, from reading your posts, it seems that you are not including the Holy Spirit who is at work on earth in this present age.
Can you explain the following, please and if you will, with nothing but scripture to explain the occurrences? And if I may make one request, please don't turn this into some cosmic ventriloquist act. Obviously, such an act cannot be proven with scriptures.Me, I have no problem with the three distinct personalities that the Godhead (God) has manifested Himself as. According to Philippians, Jesus emptied Himself (kenosis) of many privileges to become a man, yet He remained God. And the Holy Spirit is our guide in this present age. More later as time and space are running out.
Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
Again and please, let us refrain from making this some cosmic ventriloquist act, as such an act cannot be proven by scriptures. And please, let us not try to explain this with personal commentary. But, please explain from whom this voice originates, and how it served to prove that Father and Son are one and the same to the witnesses.
Thank you for your time and consideration, Drew H. And by the way, glad to make your acquaintance.
Until next time...