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Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Feast of the Holy Trinity

Jesus talked with them, saying:

All authority in Heaven and upon earth was given to Me…

…disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the Name

of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you.

Then, behold, I am with you all the days until completion of the age

{Matthew 28:18–20}

…in the fulfilling of the day of the Pentecost,

they were all with one mind in the same place.

Then, suddenly, the sound came out of the Heaven

as being borne by violent wind,

and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Then the tongues as of fire appeared to them

being distributed and set on which one of them.

And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit

and began to speak another languages

as the Spirit gave to them to speak…

{Acts 2:1–4}

This Sunday, the Christians celebrate the great Feast of the Holy Trinity, next day – Monday – the Feast of the Holy Spirit. These Feasts are also celebration of birth of the Christian Church, when the ones chosen as the disciples became the Apostles of God and received the Holy Spirit proceeding from God the Father and promised by God the Son – Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom the Christian Church lives {Matthew 4:18–22; 16:16–21; 26:26–28; 28:18–20; Mark 1:14–20; 14:22–24; 16; Luke 5:1–11; 21:12–36; 22:17–20; 24:44–50; John 1:35–51; 14; 15; 16; 17; 21:14–19; Acts 1:1–11, 15–26; 2; 3:12–26; 9:1–20; 20:28–31; 26:6–23; 1 Corinthians 11:23–28}.

The teachings concerning the Holy Trinity is given in the Holy Scriptures: initial or introductory knowledge – by the Books of the Old Testament, and completed knowledge sufficient for preparation for the eternity – by the Books of the New Testament.

The initial knowledge of the Triune God is in the core of the Abraham’s religion {Genesis 18:1–19}, and therefore, should be recognized by any religion that venerates Abraham as the father of nations and traces to him the roots of its theological doctrine. This knowledge of God the Creator is completed by Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Word–God. Rejection of Lord Jesus Christ and knowledge of Him and the Father Who sent Him was the act of rejection of the one Only True God, the ultimate apostasy, for which the ancient Vineyard of the Lord has been annihilated. The Christians know that those who do not believe in Lord Jesus Christ have no God the Creator, therefore, the original sinΣ58 and its consequences – the ”wrath” of God, death – remain upon them, and their destiny is eternal separation from God {John 1; 2; 3:1–36; 5:17–47; 6:27–70; 8:12–59; 9:39–41; 10; 11; 12:10–50; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 19:1316; Matthew 21; 23; 24; 25; Luke 23:22–31; 2 Peter 1:2–11; 1 John}.

The knowledge given to Abraham, revealed through the Hebrew prophets, and completed by Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God, sustains the same – one – reality that precedes the eternity for the chosen ones. People divide it on the past, the present, and the future; the Hebrew prophetsΣ91 who spoke by the Holy Spirit, saw it as the wholeness, as the one sees life of a seed that is planted → evolves into the mighty tree → brings forth the fruits to the One Who planted it.

Consequently, there is the same pattern of annihilation of the abnormal seeds, which are not able to grow up according to the nature and to be perfected into the fruits of the harvest of the Lord; only the means of extermination are different according to the local – time–space–complexity settings, in which the seed comes into being.

For instance,

for Sodom and Gomorrah the means of destruction were brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven {Genesis 19:1–29}

for the consequent generations of sinners [[those who absorbed knowledge, to which the Holy Scriptures refer to as to the wine produced by the vine of Sodom that carries the rage of serpents and incurable rage of asps {θυμος δρακοντων ο οινος αυτων, και θυμος ασπιδων ανιατος – Deuteronomy 32:16–33} and as to the lethal poison of asp and viper, and who live by the heathen misconceptions and perversions {e.g., in: Deuteronomy 32; Psalm 90(91):13; 139(140):3; Isaiah 59:2–5; Jude; 1 Peter 4:36; 2 Peter 2; Romans 1:1632; 3:13}]] the means of extermination include adverse acts of nature (weather, drought, wind, famine), plagues, conquest and defeat by the enemies {Deuteronomy 28; 29; 30} following with the total ruin, as the history of the ancient Israel after apostasy committed by SolomonΣ83 and ancient kings illustrates.

However, in general, the pattern of annihilationΣ3 is the same:

1/ it starts with “blindness” and “deafness” of heart/mind {Isaiah 6:8–13} – loss of the adequate perception, which makes the sinners to wander pointlessly, similarly to the damned souls in the Phoenician infernoΣ131, where the dead were enveloped into infernal fog, unable to perceive anything, incapable of finding way to life

2/ the loss of the adequate perception is followed with degeneration of the reasoning/mind, so, the sinners become unable to evaluate reality of their existence, to identify threats and risks, to thwart enemies, to achieve prosperity, to have health, and to live in abundance of the good

3/ the time comes for catastrophes, plagues, incurable diseases, mental and physical disorders, calamities, conquest by the enemies, and total collapse of the sinners’ creations – establishments, societies, states, empires, civilizations

4/ ultimately, the sinners are reduced to naught, and their land either becomes devastated field of death or is freed for the next generations {Genesis 19:4–13; Deuteronomy 28; 29; 30; Isaiah 6:8–13; 59:1–19; Jeremiah; Ezekiel; Hosea; and other Books of The Old Testament; see also the history of mankind, especially, its civilizations}.

So, what is given to know?

There are no words in languages of men living within the world of the material things, which would ever be able, appropriate, or suitable to convey the power and the might of the Most High, Omnipotent God the Creator, Ο Παντοκρατωρ, the Almighty Spirit, and to describe His essence. As the ancient prophet said {Psalm 146(147):5}:

Μεγας ο Κυριος ημων,και μεγαλη η ισχυς Αυτου, και της συνεσεως Αυτου ουκ εστιν αριθμος

Great is the Lord, and great is His strength, and the manifestation of His Divine Might/Power is not numberedΣ239

Concerning the knowledge given by God Himself: the Holy Spirit {John 14:15–26; 15:26; 16:7–16} teaches, instructs, illuminates, empowers the Christians giving them the ability to perceive, the wisdom to comprehend, and to power to implement–actualize–embody into own thoughts, words, and actions the knowledge of God, of which the Apostles write, and therefore to be includedΣ518 into the state of being in Christ, that is the state of being by God’s Own possession {James 1:17–25; 1 Peter 1; 2; 2 Peter 1:2–11; 3:18; 1 John; Romans 8; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 3; Ephesians 1; 2; Galatians 3:26–29}, so they may be transformed into the image of the Glory of God, into the firstfruit of new creations in Christ and by Christ. Thus, the gift of an ability to perceive and to comprehend the complete knowledge of God, of which St. Peter the Apostle writes {2 Peter 1:2–11}, and the gift of the reasoning followingΣ6 the reasoning of Christ, which St. Paul the Apostle explains {δε νουν Χριστου εχομεν 1 Corinthians 2:15–16}, are the first of the miracles of God, upon which Christianity stands.

The summary of the Law is given by Moses who also speaks of Θεος ζηλωτης {Exodus 20:5; 34:14; Deuteronomy 6:4–5}

The Lord our God is One Lord. And thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy mind, and with all thy soul, and all thy strength

The meanings of the attribute of God conveyed in Exodus with definition ζηλωτης and translated as “Jealous”[R], while it should be translated as the Excellent, Perfect, Absolute, reveal a new concept, which the human mind later would define with word absolute – απολητοςΣ412. God is the Absolute, the Only One, Perfect, Supreme/Superior – One Lord our God. When Lord God Jesus Christ speaks of the Perfect God the Father {Matthew 5:48}, He re–asserts the true meaning of the Law given through Moses. The Holy Scriptures reveal also that Word–God is the Absolute power of God–Creator, by Whom the word was created and exists now, of Whom the ancient prophets spoke, and by Whom this world will meet its end and the new perfect world will be created {John 1:1–4; 5:39, 46–47; Deuteronomy 8:3; Psalm 104(105):19; 106(107):20; 118(119):11; 147:1–8; Isaiah 55:8–11; 65:17; Revelation 21:1–5}.

The first Ecumenical Councils (431–870) composed The Nicean CreedΣ149 and established it as the Absolute dogma of Christianity – confession of the Christian faith, which is the unchangeable and which is forbidden to assail by human modifications.

The Nicean Creed conveys the foundation of the monotheist Christian religionΣ168 as it is revealed by Lord Jesus Christ, Who spoke of the onlyΣ147 One True God {τον Μονον (only one) Αληθινον Θεον – John 17:3; Κυριος ο Θεος ημων, Κυριος εις (one–only/unified) εστι – Deuteronomy 6:4–5; Mark 12:29}, and as it is written down in the Holy Scriptures. The Nicean Creed reflects the following perception of the universe that embodies the unity of God with His creations granted through Lord Jesus Christ, accommodates existence of mankind, and reveals the wholeness of life:

THE ONLY ONE TRUE ALMIGHTY GOD THE CREATOR

Ο ΘΕΟΣ ΠΑΝΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΠΟΙΗΤΗΣ

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

GOD THE FATHER

Ο ΘΕΟΣ

↓            ↓

THE WORD–GOD         THE HOLY SPIRIT

Ο Λογος, Αγια Σοφια Ο Παρακλητος, το Πνευμα το Αγιον

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The Human Mind ←→ The World

The nature of human mindΣ2 created by Lord Jesus Christ and living by the Holy Spirit is the unity with God the Creator {cf.: John 17}, and only with God the mind finds wisdom, completeness, and happiness of accomplishment.

However, some of the beginners and those who still seek their wayΣ134 to God have difficulties with understanding, what does it mean to worship the Triune God. Many misconceptions concerning the Christian teachings could be resolved and heresies cleared outΣ413, if to accept the words of God as the Absolute Truth, and to comprehend the meaning of the Unity, of which God told His followers: the Word–God is with God the Father and One with God the Father, and the Holy Spirit proceeds from God the Father {John 1:1–4; 10:30; 14:26; 15:26}; as St. John the Apostle writes, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are the One {1 John 5:7}.

Whatever man is able to know concerning his Creator is given by God Himself:

a) man cannot see God and live; hence, no one has seen God, at any time

b) the only–begotten Son Who in in the bosom of the Father, the Word Who is God,

Lord Jesus Christ, Who is One with the Father, explained:

the one who had known Lord Jesus Christ, he would have known the Father

c) from the time of revelation of the Word–God and now on,

the Christians do know Him – God the Father – and have seen Him

{Exodus 33:20; John 1:1–18; 10:30; 14:6–13; 17}

Then, Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God, revealed the Almighty God the Creator, the only One True God {John 17:3; Deuteronomy 6:4–5; Mark 12:29}, as the Holy Trinity – the inseparable Unity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the only One True God worshiped by the Christians in Spirit and Truth – in Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit {Mark 12:29; John 1:1–18; 4:23–24; 14; 15; 16; 17; 1 John 1; 4; 5:1–7}.

Creation of the world began when God said the Word, and through Him everything that exists came into being {Genesis 1; 2; John 1:1–5}: in the beginning, it was the Word, and God was the Word {Θεος ην ο Λογος – John 1:1}.

Then, the Old Testament people knew that God sends His Word, the Word accomplishes His will, and the Word does not return to Him until His will is accomplished {Psalm 147:15–19; Isaiah 55:10–11}.

It was also said: You are My Son, today I begot You {Psalm 2:7–8}, and in another text, the prophet spoke of the day, when the people become the possession of God and He would make a choice of them as the Father chooses his son who serves him {in: Malachi 3:17; see also: 1 Peter 2:9; Romans 8:14–17, 28–39}.

God fashioned the mind of His people {Isaiah 45:9; 64:8–9} with knowledge and wisdomΣ9, which would make them friends of God and prophets {Wisdom 7:24–28} preparing their mind for perception and acceptance of the Word–God Who would open their mind for understanding of the Scriptures and give them the knowledge that is the everlasting life {Luke 24:13–49; John 14:15–26; 15:15–16; 16:13–15; 17}.

For instance,

David the shepherd, prophet, and king left description of life and death: God sends forth His Spirit, and all living beings are created; when the Spirit of God departs, the creatures of flesh die and turn into the dust {Psalm 103(104):27–30;144(145):15–16}

Isaiah the prophet {Isaiah} spoke of the Son, the Messiah, the Savior Who would take on Himself the sins of the world, reconcile man to God, and give man the authority to become the child of God; he foresaw the coming of God Who would break the vicious circle of the evil and death, set His creations free, and open the way to the Homeland, to the Kingdom of God, into the new world without memory of the past evil – the world that will be born after the trial of man is complete and the evil is no more.

So, the most of the Isaiah prophecies were fulfilledΣ414; now, they are the actual life of Christians: the Word–God became flesh, and the promise of salvation is confirmed. Lord Jesus Christ gave to a mortal prisoner the authority to become an immortal and free child of God, to accomplish the breakthrough from the fixed stagnant miserable world of evil and death into the unlimited eternal splendid Kingdom of God. When He, the Word–God, became Man, He broke the wall of ancient prison of evil, which separated man from God; He annihilated the enmity of man to God, and through death on the cross, He reconciled man to God. He gave His followers the faith, which is stronger than death, and the power to overcome the world of evil; He opened them the knowledge that is the eternal life – the knowledge of God the Father and Jesus Christ Whom He sent. Since, in each generation of the living ones, He, Λογος/Αγια Σοφια, creates the wise one, servants, slaves, friends, and children of God and enables them to become the dwelling of the Holy Spirit, the living temple of the Living God {Luke 1; 2; John 1:1–18; 3:16–18; 14:1–10, 20–26; 15:1–5; 17; 1 Peter 1:2–25; 2:9–10; 1 John 5:3–13; Ephesians 2:1–22; 3:14–21; Revelation 21:3–4; 22:3–4; Wisdom 7:2230}.

Furthermore, in the time of the New Testament, the people received revelation {John 1:1–18; 5:37–47; 6:44–47; 10:30; 12:44–50; 14:6–7; 17:21} that

a) the Word was God {Θεος ην ο Λογος – John 1:1}

b) the Son is the Word Who came to accomplish the will of the Father

c) the Word is One with God.

There is no other word in human language to refer appropriately to the unity of the Word and God, Who sent Him, besides the word Son – only–begotten and sent by God the Father to accomplish His will–law. When Lord Jesus Christ says about Himself that He is the Son of God Who came to accomplish the will of God the Father {Matthew 5:17–18; John 1:14, 49–51; 3:16–17; 5:17–30; 6:37–39; 12:44–50; 14:6–21, 23}, the Scriptures are fulfilled {Psalm 2:6–7; Isaiah 7:14; 9:2, 6–7; Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14; John 3:35–36; 17; 19:28–30; 1 John}.

The people of the Old Testament also knew that the prophets sent by God speak and act by His Spirit: by the Spirit of God, not by the power of men {in: Zacharias 7:12–13; 4:6}. When David the prophet and the king asked forgiveness of God for his sin, he also implored God do not take away from him His Holy Spirit {Psalm 50(51):11}.

Thus, the general summary of knowledge given to the Old Testament people:

a) breath of life breathed by God made man a living soul {Genesis 2:7}

b) the Spirit of God is that Who formed man, the breath of the Almighty is that teaches him {Job 32:8; 33:4}

c) by the life–creating Spirit of God all the living live {Psalm 103(104):27–30}.

In the Old Testament times, the Spirit of God was understood as the All–consuming Fire, from the midst of which God spoke to His people and gave them the law {Exodus 19:18; 20:18; Deuteronomy 4:11–13, 15, 24; Hebrew 12:18–29}.

Consequently, the prophet said {Psalm 17(18):30}:

Ο Θεος μου, αμωμος η οδος Αυτου, τα λογια Κυριου πεπυρωμενα,

υπερασπιστης εστι παντων των ελπιζοντων επ Αυτον

O my God, perfect is Thy Way, commandments of the Lord are of fire

carried out by fire, protection is to all who hope in HimΣ246

When Lord Jesus Christ said that He came to cast Fire upon the earthΣ24, He spoke of the Holy Spirit Who would be sent by God the Father in His name {Luke 12:49; John 14:15–17; 15:26; 16:7–15; Hebrew 12:28–29; 1 Corinthians 3:11–16}.

Hence, the people of the Old Testament knew of existence of the Word and of the Spirit from the beginning {Luke 24:13–49; John 5:39–47; 2 Peter 1:19–21}: they knew about God the Creator, the Word sent by God, and the Holy Spirit, the Divine Fire, from the midst of Whom God spoke to His people, the Omnipotent Power of God, by Whom the law of God was carried, and by Whom the prophets spoke. When the chosen ones accepted the Messiah, the Son of God, as fulfillment of the prophecies, {Luke 1:26–80; 2:1–40; John 1:1–5, 12–18}, new world of Christianity – the Kingdom of the Triune God, the only One True God, came down unto the earth–man {Luke 12:49; Matthew 28:18–20; John}.

So, the time of the New Testament came: the Word–God, Λογος, was Incarnated by the Holy Spirit, and became Man Who is called the Son of the Most High, the Son of God {Luke 1:26–35}. During baptism of Jesus Christ, the Triune God manifested Himself to the world, and then, He was explained by Lord Jesus Christ. Those who accepted His words and believed in Him, where given the authority to be the children of God born of God {Matthew 3:16–17; Luke 3:21–22; John 1:1–18, 32–34; 6; 10; 12:44–50; 14; 15; 16; 17}.

The Word–God – Λογος {John 1:1–4} – is the Name, with which the human mind identifies the Eternal Law, Wisdom, and Glory of God: the manifestation of the Omnipotent Creative Power that creates by the Divine Energy and according to the Divine Law/Will of God. The Holy Scriptures {Genesis 1:1–31; Exodus 33:11–22; 34:5–10; 34:10–11; Psalm 67(68); 106(107):20; 118(119):25; 147:16–19; 148; Isaiah 26:8–9; Matthew 8:5–13; Luke 3:21–22; 7:2–15; John 1:1–18; 4:32–34; 5:30, 37–47; 6:28–69; 8:25; 10:15–18; 30; 11:25–26; 14:16–28; 15:26; 16:13–16, 28; 17; 1 John 5:1–11; Wisdom} describe the way, how the will of God the Creator, Who revealed Himself as the only One True God, the Holy Trinity – indivisible and uncognizable Triune God, is accomplished:

God the Father sends His Word – His Son, the Word–God

the Word–God accomplishes the will of God the Father

the Word–God returns back to the God the Father Who sent Him

The Word–God has in Himself the Life that He bestows on the living dead [[the living dead, the withered branch, or the human beast, is the one who has no knowledge of God, and therefore, has no eternal life within]] who then, come to life {Matthew 10:6–8; 18:11–14; John 5:24–30; 15:5–6; 17:2–3; Jude 3–19}.

Hence, those who are destined for immortalityΣ33, live by the Word–God – by observing His commandments–words–law: they prove their faith and love to Lord Jesus Christ; they receive the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, Who proceeds from the Father, Who comes because of the Word–God, Who takes from the Word–God that has everything the Father has, and Who teaches the Truth of the Word–God, and dwells in and with the people of God giving them immortality {John 14; 15:26; 16:13–15; 17}.

In summary,

the one could infer that Lord Jesus Christ explained the Only One True God as the Triune God, the inseparable indivisible Unity of

the Word–God begotten by the Father and working the works of the Father

the Holy Spirit, by Whom the word lives, Who dwells with and within the children of God empowering them to accomplish the will of God and to live by God and in God

God the Father, from Whom the Word–God and the Holy Spirit come.

By reading the referred above tests from the Holy Scriptures, the one could come to knowledge that

a/ the Word–God, Λογος, Who is the Glory and the Absolute Power of God the Father, Who is One with the Father, carries out the Law/will of God, and has everything that the Father has

b/ the Holy Spirit takes from the Word–God, because everything that the Father has is His

c/ the act of accomplishment of the will of God is synergism – manifestation of the unity of the Law, the Power, and the Energy, when, according to the will of God the Creator, the Power applies the Energy to actualize the Law. As the result, new universe, new world, new living being, new life comes into being {Genesis 1; 2; Psalm 146(147):2, 3, 4; John 1:15, 1213; 3:57; 10:10; 14:1517, 26; 15:26; 16:716}.

In particular, the firstfruit of new creations, an immortal child of God, is created in Christ, Whose words are the Spirit and life, by Christ Who placed His soul for His creations and Who has life in Himself, and by the Holy Spirit Who comes from God the Father giving the immortality because of Lord Jesus Christ {John 5:17–47; 6:37–63; 10:11–18, 25–30; 11:25–26; James 1:17–18; 1 Peter 1; 2; 2 Peter 1:2–11; Ephesians 1; 2; Romans 8}.

Hence, at the practical level, the mind that learned the law of God, by which the universe lives, and believes in the Holy Trinity, the Triune God, the only One True God, Who revealed Himself to His people by God the Holy Spirit and through God the Son {John 1:1–4, 18; 6:62–69; 8:16–19, 25–29; 10:29–30; 14:6–17, 26; 15:26; 17:1–26; 2 Peter 1:19–21; 1 John 1:1–3; 4:12–17; 5:5–7}, might envision this Unity as the Unity of the Divine Will, Divine Power/Energy, and Divine Law/Wisdom, which [[the Unity]] is manifested through each act of creationΣ415.

In conclusion,

Christianity is knowledge of the Triune God, the only One True God, given only to those who accept the commandments–words–law of the Word–God, who are empowered to receive the Holy Spirit, who live by the words of the Word–God embodying the law/will of God the Creator into the actuality of their life – the ones who worship God in Spirit and Truth {John 1:1–18; 4:2324; 6:28–63; 10; 12:44–50; 14; 15; 16; 17}

Christianity is the realm, in which a human being breathesΣ256 by the breath of life and lives by the Divine Law, Divine Power, and Divine Energy Whose Unity transforms the mortal creature of dust into a new being capable of everlasting life in the presence of God:

GOD –

The Uncognizable Unknown Supreme Being

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Who revealed Himself to His creation–man

as

the Omnipotent Spirit,

Whom the Messiah identified as God the Father –

the Absolute, the Source of Life, Light, Law, Power, and Energy,

by Whom His creations live, and

Whose acts of creation are perceived by the mind as

the Unity of the Law and the Energy and the Power

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from Whom come

↓             ↓

The Word–God           The Holy Spirit

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and Who man worships as

The Holy Trinity, Triune God –

the inseparable indivisible Unity of

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit,

Who is the Creator and the Source of life, and Whose attributes revealed to men

are the Absolute Good and the immortality within the eternity

The inseparable unity of the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and God the Father Whose Law is the Perfect Love {Matthew 22:36–40; John 13:34–35; 15; 17}, creates and sustains existence of the world, in which the human mind has to mature–evolve: to cognize love and mercy of God, to acquire wisdom, to comprehend the Absolute Good, and to fulfill the will of God. By the Word of God the human mind is fed, by the Spirit of God it exists, and by the Law/Love of God it matures {John 6:2863; 14:1517; 15:26; 16:716; Luke 12:49}: reaches the perfection–optimum–readiness for immortalityΣ33 that is for the next phase of existence in the eternal kingdom of God.

The omnipotent almighty Power – LawΣ7 – that is Love of God, sustains life–existence of the world and all created by God. This Power–Law–Love creates the wholeness of the mind and its world by giving the abilities to imitate love and mercy of God, therefore, to live, to survive, and to accomplish the purposes for the sake of which a human being exists. Without the wholeness of the undivided in its righteousness heart/mind, which knows and loves God and lives by His Law – the Law that opens the eternal life {Deuteronomy 30:11–20; Malachi 4:4–6; Matthew 5:17–18; Luke 1:17; John 5:38–42, 46; 12:44–50}, the mind is not able to accommodate the words of God and therefore, is not empowered to became the temple–dwelling of the living God {John 14:1523}.

Consequently, without the Word–God,

the mind has no power to acquire wisdom in its Present

the mind does not have the Future – the life everlasting

{John 12:46–50}

At the moment of descending of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles {Acts 2:1–4}, the new universe – Christian Church, ΕκκλησιαΣ116 – came into existence. Christian Church is the spiritual reality without space, time, and other limits of the material world, because it lives by the Holy Spirit, by the Almighty Power of God the Spirit, not by the power of mortal men. In this reality, there is no death: the living ones and those who left the Earth [[the deceased ones, who have fallen asleep {in: John 11:1114} and whose spirit departed from the world of the material things]] are unified into one holy nation of God awaiting coming of the new age. God is the God of living, His presence in His creations is immortality, and the Christians, who live by God and have the Holy Spirit with and within them, are the people includedΣ518 into possession/Kingdom of God: the immortal ones – the children of God {Matthew 22:29–32; Mark 12:18, 24–27; Luke 20:34–38; John 1:12–18; 14:15–28; 15; 16:7–16; 1 Corinthians 15:35–58; Galatians 3:26–29}.

The Christian Church as the manifestation of the Kingdom of God, arises (is actualized) at any time and any place where two or three are gathered in the Name of Lord Jesus Christ, because according to the promise of God, He is with them {Matthew 18:20; John 14:23, 28; 16:16}: the Christian Church is the presence of God, His dwelling with His people {John 14:23; 1 Peter 2:4–10; 1 Corinthians 3:16–17; 2 Corinthians 6:16–18; Ephesians 2:14–22}.

The Feast of the Holy Trinity and the following Feast of the Holy Spirit remind the greatest event in the history of mankind: revelation of the Holy Trinity, the Triune, the One Only True God, that was given through Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and because of the will of God the Father.

Upon the dogmaΣ149 of the Holy Trinity, the mightiest, indestructible, and invincible – spiritual – temple is built: the Christian Church, that embodies unity of God and His creation – man – redeemedΣ59, forgiven, healed, reconciled to God by Lord Jesus Christ.

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