Serious question Annella... I read jordandogs post above (hi jordandog) and I've always believed in the Trinity. I read your post that followed hers and was wondering ... with those examples, wouldn't that mean Jesus was going around talking to Himself in the N.T. when He spoke of or to His Father? ( examples: Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34 New International Version) "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name"[/ (Matt 6:9 KJV) Jesus said to pray to God the Father but didn't say to pray to God the Son (Jesus) or God the Holy Ghost.)
Jesus was our example and teacher when he walked on earth, he was teaching us how to pray, etc. When you read His words, you need to ask yourself is He speaking in the humanity (pray to the Father). Or deity (I saw satan falling as lightning from the sky, or before Abraham was, I am). Peter asked Jesus, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied. Jesus said: have I been so long with you, and you still don't know me? I know I'm paraphrasing, but you know which portion of scripture I'm referring to. He came right out and said one time.....I and the Father are one. Jesus couldn't say pray to me on earth. He was not glorified until His death, burial, resurrection and ascention into Heaven. Calling it God the Father, God the son, God the Holy Ghost, is still making a separation. Your talking about God.....ONE person only bodily.
Here's a good example. On the cross, when Jesus cried out. "My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me". What was that? Since God cannot die, He is an invisible Spirit (He is alive forevermore), He had to leave the body so the flesh could die. After three days, God took His body back again and rose.
When you totally understand that God Himself took on lowly flesh to experience everything we do. To make a way to redeem us back to Him, and to fellowship as we do, it makes you love Him that much more when you realize that He made Himself a human body to be like us (as much as he could).
When we get to Heaven, we will not see an old patriarch, a bearded Jesus, and a bird flying around as the Holy Ghost. We will see God in the form of Jesus, who is God. Remember Jesus telling the Disciples that if he doesn't go away that the Comforter (Holy Ghost) could not come? Because they were all ONE. My Father and I will come and will make our abode with you is another example.
We are body, soul, and spirit. body=flesh, soul=eternal, spirit=what makes us what we are (our character). That actually is ONE person.
Sheryl, I understand your questions and don't mind at all. I was raised trinity all my life. God will open your understanding, and reveal Himself who He really is, if you keep your heart open. The Bible does say "Great is the mystery".
I teach this in a series of studies, and don't like to jump around like this. However, you have Bible understanding, and can fit the scriptures together yourself. All through Revelation (which is highly symbolic). You have only ONE on the Throne, over and over again. Who is it? It's Jesus, God our Savior.
I apologize for the misspelled words, and probably poor layout. I'm writing this very fast as there is other pressing business I have to attend to. I wanted to get something down for you.