posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 10:52 PM
After reading all these posts here, I can see clearly that people are trying to understand the infinite by using finite thinking, which is really all
that a finite being can do... however, there are some ways to understand why this is not polytheism:
1) In the Christian concept, the Father is the invisible and infinite source of all things. The Father can't be seen by anyone, since the Father is
not finite, and has no form. The Jews refer to this as the Unity of God, meaning that He is a unity or singular infinite being. If he has no
boundaries or limits, you can't detect his existence directly, but only through logical deduction that He must exist in order for anything else to
2) In Jewish thinking, the term "son of" means to "come from" and can be applied in many ways that have nothing to do with procreation. Also,
remember that Jesus claimed to be the "Son of God" and the "Son of Man." The son of man part was his physicality and his limits as a finite human
being. Ezekiel was also called a "son of man", and the angels were called the B'nai Elohim, meaning "sons of God." Jesus' title of "Son of
God" indicated that within him also dwelt the infinite presence from the Father, which was by way of the Holy Spirit that dwelt within him. I will
explain this more in the next paragraph.
3) The Holy Spirit is the "wind" or "force" of God in this finite created universe. Since the Father is the originating potential for all things,
and the source for every concept and actuality, He is obviously outside of creation. The way in which the infinite God comes into the finite universe
is by way of his "force" or "breath", which is know as the Holy Spirit.
Humans are actually 3-in-1 beings, constituted as finite models of the infinite creator. We have a body, soul, and spirit... a physical, mental, and
spiritual component, all three of which make up the complete person.
The Father correlates to the "soul", which is the mind, composed of thoughts, will, and emotion. The Son correlates to the "body", being the
physical manifestation of God, and the Holy Spirit correlates to the "spirit", which is the actual life force or breath that constitutes our eternal
When your mind gives commands to your body, that is communication happening between the two parts. Jesus said they he never did anything, or said
anything that the Father didn't tell him to do or say. Your body can "say" the same thing, assuming you don't have any physical ailments.
When your body experiences pain or damage, and sends signals to your brain/mind, that is your body talking to your mind.
Any place where you see Jesus acting as a human being, or expressing human attributes, that is the "Son of Man" aspect of him.
It also says in the bible that he was the "first of many brethren", and it teaches that each of us can essentially follow his example and become
"one with the Father," which means that we can become more and more like the "source of all things" and become more spiritual in our understanding
For everyone's information, I am not a religious person, in that I do not hold to a particular church or group of people. My conclusions in this
regard come from my own attempt to understand these things, which I have diligently studied for over 3 decades, being a result of intense
philosophical thinking and contemplation.
[edit on 15-12-2009 by downisreallyup]