Rethinking the Trinity

I find the trinity to be one of the most difficult facets of the Bible to come to terms with. Not because I don’t believe it exists. Because I think there has to be a better explanation. I’ve done some research on it, and would like your thoughts on this.

He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

This sounds like four parts: mind, body, soul, and heart. But one has to represent the person as a whole. Repeatedly in the Bible, people are referred to as souls. [Exodus 31:14; Proverbs 11:30] So we will use the term ‘soul’ to define the person as whole.

If we were made in God’s image, shouldn’t this parallel Him? If our soul consists of three parts: mind, body, and heart. Could it be that the these systems mirror the divine parts of the trinity? If that was true, God the father would be the mind. Jesus would be the body. And the Holy Spirit would be the heart.

trinity spacetime.pngNot to mention, the space/time/matter implications. If this view were true, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit would exist inside and outside spacetime at the same time. God would be both material and immaterial at the same time. So how can you be not be at the same time? 

god jesus parts.pngLastly, Jesus to be fully God had to have the heart and mind of God. To be sinless, he had to begin with the heart and mind of God. If he didn’t start that way, he would have sinned, and he wouldn’t have been Jesus.