posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 12:14 PM
5. Functions of the Trinity
(113.2) 10:5.1 The personal Deities have attributes, but it is hardly consistent to speak of the Trinity as having attributes. This association of
divine beings may more properly be regarded as having functions, such as justice administration, totality attitudes, co-ordinate action, and cosmic
overcontrol. These functions are actively supreme, ultimate, and (within the limits of Deity) absolute as far as all living realities of personality
value are concerned.
(113.3) 10:5.2 The functions of the Paradise Trinity are not simply the sum of the Father’s apparent endowment of divinity plus those specialized
attributes that are unique in the personal existence of the Son and the Spirit. The Trinity association of the three Paradise Deities results in the
evolution, eventuation, and deitization of new meanings, values, powers, and capacities for universal revelation, action, and administration. Living
associations, human families, social groups, or the Paradise Trinity are not augmented by mere arithmetical summation. The group potential is always
far in excess of the simple sum of the attributes of the component individuals.
(113.4) 10:5.3 The Trinity maintains a unique attitude as the Trinity towards the entire universe of the past, present, and future. And the functions
of the Trinity can best be considered in relation to the universe attitudes of the Trinity. Such attitudes are simultaneous and may be multiple
concerning any isolated situation or event:
(113.5) 10:5.4 1. Attitude toward the Finite. The maximum self-limitation of the Trinity is its attitude toward the finite. The Trinity is not a
person, nor is the Supreme Being an exclusive personalization of the Trinity, but the Supreme is the nearest approach to a power-personality
focalization of the Trinity which can be comprehended by finite creatures. Hence the Trinity in relation to the finite is sometimes spoken of as the
Trinity of Supremacy.
(113.6) 10:5.5 2. Attitude toward the Absonite. The Paradise Trinity has regard for those levels of existence which are more than finite but less than
absolute, and this relationship is sometimes denominated the Trinity of Ultimacy. Neither the Ultimate nor the Supreme are wholly representative of
the Paradise Trinity, but in a qualified sense and to their respective levels, each seems to represent the Trinity during the prepersonal eras of
(113.7) 10:5.6 3. The Absolute Attitude of the Paradise Trinity is in relation to absolute existences and culminates in the action of total Deity.
(113.8) 10:5.7 The Trinity Infinite involves the co-ordinate action of all triunity relationships of the First Source and Center — undeified as well
as deified — and hence is very difficult for personalities to grasp. In the contemplation of the Trinity as infinite, do not ignore the seven
triunities; thereby certain difficulties of understanding may be avoided, and certain paradoxes may be partially resolved.
(114.1) 10:5.8 But I do not command language which would enable me to convey to the limited human mind the full truth and the eternal significance of
the Paradise Trinity and the nature of the never-ending interassociation of the three beings of infinite perfection.