HOLY TRINITY EXPLAINED
The cornerstone of our Roman Catholic Faith is the ‘mystery of the Holy Trinity’. The Holy Trinity was taught to us down the ages as a mystery. Hence, we proclaim that GOD is a mystery. So, we must not be surprised that at the end of our days, GOD will also look down at us as a mystery.
The English dictionary defines a mystery as something unexplained or a secret. If it is ‘something unexplainable’ or if it is a ‘secret’ then the ‘mystery of the Holy Trinity’ cannot be found in the Holy Bible because the Sacred Scriptures do not contain mysteries or secrets. It contains revelations about GOD.
The English dictionary defines revelation as the disclosure of something secret. Therefore, revelation is the antonym of secret. It is the opposite of mystery. Now, applying the dictionary definition of mystery and revelation, the ‘mystery of the Holy Trinity’ is found, not in Sacred Scriptures, but in the dogma and encyclicals of the Roman Catholic Church. The ‘revelation of the Holy Trinity’ is found not in the encyclicals and dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. Rather, it is found exclusively in the Holy Bible.
It is a fact that the Rabbi began His teaching ministry at the wedding feast at Cana. It was in that merry-making activity that the Son of Man revealed the Oneness and Indivisibility of the Holy Trinity. When the Son of Man addressed the virgin from Nazareth whose flesh He assumed, ‘Woman’ He confirmed and taught His divinity, that is, He introduced Himself as GOD – THE ONE AND INDIVISIBLE HOLY TRINITY and not as man.
All of us, Christians, are cognizant of the truth that OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST visited this world in fulfillment of the Scriptures. Therefore, everything the Son of Man uttered and performed while He mingled with human beings during that epoch of epochs had Scriptural basis.
The Biblical basis of the Oneness and Indivisibility of the Holy Trinity is unerringly incorporated in the word ‘woman’ that the Son of Man addressed the virgin from Nazareth with at the beginning of His teaching ministry. It came out directly from the mouth of Him who is GOD. Ergo, it is a revelation and a teaching.
The Scriptural basis of the revelation and not mystery follows: As the daughter of the Father (Luke 1:28), in the divine supernatural order, the virgin from Nazareth is the ‘woman’ of the Father. As the spouse of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20), in the divine supernatural order, the virgin from Nazareth is the ‘woman’ of the Holy Spirit. As the mother of the Son (Luke 1:31), in the divine supernatural order, the virgin from Nazareth is the ‘woman’ of the Son. The virgin from Nazareth, clearly then, is ‘woman’ to all the three divine Persons who is GOD. She is aptly the ‘blessed among women’ (Luke 1:42). The Blessed Virgin Mary is the ‘woman’ of GOD. The Son of Man never called her ‘mother’, not even once while He interacted with humans, because it will not be in keeping with His divinity or with the Oneness and Indivisibility of the Holy Trinity. The virgin from Nazareth is not the mother of the Holy Spirit and she, obviously, is not the mother of the Father.
We failed to realize and appreciate that the Holy and Undivided Trinity is implied in the call ‘woman’ He addressed the Blessed Virgin Mary with at the festivity in Cana because it was taught to us as a mystery and we thought He became human just like one of us, that His thoughts were our thoughts, that His ways were our ways, and that His divine flesh were our flesh. We failed to elevate our thinking and consider that the Son of Man and the virgin from Nazareth were speaking the language of divinity and not the language of humanity. If the Rabbi were speaking the language of humanity with the virgin from Nazareth, He would have addressed her ‘mother’ in compliance with the proper norms of human conduct enshrined in the code of civility. However, as supernatural Persons in the flesh, they were not subject to natural laws or human laws that were and are subject to them.
When OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST addressed the Blessed Virgin Mary, ‘woman’ it was the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in unison who called her ‘woman’ and the Scriptural basis of that has been properly cited. The three divine Persons cannot speak and act independently of each other. That is the supernatural order and identity of GOD. That is the Oneness and Indivisibility of the Holy Trinity that He manifested on this penal colony called Earth before His teaching ministry. He manifested His divinity at the river Jordan witnessed by John the Baptizer whom He allowed to administer to Him the Baptism of the Oneness and Indivisibility of the Holy Trinity. That was the very first doctrine He taught at the beginning of His teaching ministry that almost everybody failed to comprehend.