What I Believe About God
I believe in the biblical God, one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This picture of God is portrayed ever-more clearly from the earliest portions of the Bible. The purpose of this page is not a defense of the Trinity, though; the objections most often raised to the Trinity fall into three major categories: (1) rejection based on an insistence that God’s nature must be comprehensible by finite man, which is not true of an infinite God, (2) an inadequate view of Scripture, and/or (3) an inadequate view of Jesus Christ. A few sophisticated arguments have been offered, but they usually fall, at least in part, into one or more of the above categories. Rejections such as, “But [other religion] teaches that God cannot be three in one, because…” are begging the question and ignoring the real issue. Christianity teaches the Trinity, because that is what the Bible teaches.
I also believe, of course, that God is holy, just, loving, faithful, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and personal. I should know; He’s my best friend. This page is not here to dive into a theological defense of God’s existence or attributes. I highly recommend Packer’s Knowing God, McDowell’s The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, and Lewis’s Mere Christianity for treatment of these topics. The point of this page is, rather, to let my readers know where I stand: to draw the proverbial line in the sand, if you will, and proclaim the philosophical and theological foundations of much of my writing, some of which can be found on this site.
If you have any questions or comments, I would love to dialogue with you; please contact me.