Q. 6. Are there more gods than one?
A. There is only one God.
Q. 7. In how many persons does this one God exist?
A. In three persons.
Q. 8. What are they?
A. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
This one took me by surprise. We had gone over this last week until they had it down-pat. The questions are a little more tangible than the verb-centered initial questions. These are nouns. Nouns are easier to memorize, I think.
And Sunday our worship service was all about the Trinity. We sang “Holy, Holy, Holy.” “God the Father, We Adore Thee.”
And I saw light-bulbs in their eyes. They got it. They understood it differently. Or rather, they recognized it just a tad. It’s a beginning.
The Trinity is tough. Yes, it’s a mystery so none of us really gets it. When I was young we had the apple metaphor or the egg metaphor. Remember those? Here’s a suggestion for a magic trick to understand the Trinity. I’m not sure. . . .
If the Bible is God’s Baby Talk, then I guess these are as good attempts as any. Thots?