In this life we can never fully understand the nature or the true unity of the Holy Trinity, but in Heaven we shall finally understand the beauty of the Trinity. The feast of the Blessed Trinity was first introduced in the 9th century and was only made part of the general calendar of the Church in the 14th century by Pope John XXII. Yet, the mystery of the Trinity goes back further to the time of the early Apostles. The Holy Trinity can be observed in the Gospel through the words of our Lord: "Go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:18).
Since the beginning, many lies and heresies have sprouted as Our Lord warned that many anti-christs would come. Some heretics taught Jesus was not God, there were 3 gods, and the 3 persons were just three different roles of the same person. All of these lies and heresies were condemned.
Is Jesus divine?
YES! Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ is the second person of the Holy Trinity - God the Son. Along with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, they are but one and the same God present in three different persons. Remember when God told Moses "I Am who I am" (Exodus 3:14). Now let's look in the New Testament where Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58). Jesus Christ and the God of the Old Testament are the same! Jesus Christ is God! He is divine! This is part of the great mystery of the Holy Trinity.
Furthermore, St. Thomas the Apostle in John 20:28 addresses Jesus as "My Lord and my God." In John 10:30, Jesus declares: "I and the Father are one." All of these references illustrate that Jesus Christ is truly divine.
Truths of the Holy Trinity
- The Trinity is one. There are three persons but only one God. Each person is God wholly and entirely.
- Each person is different the other two. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not different roles of the same person. Each person has a different origin.
- The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all share one nature. They are related but not the same person while each of them is fully God.
Roles of Each Person of the Trinity
- The Father sent His only Son: "When the appointed time came, God sent his Son." (Gal. 4:4) also John 8:42
- The Son came to die our death and free us
- The Holy Spirit as one who proceeds from the Father and the Son
"You see the revolving circle of the glory moving from Like to Like. The Son is glorified by the Spirit; the Father is glorified by the Son; again the Son has His glory from the Father; and the Only-begotten thus becomes the glory of the Spirit. For with what shall the Father be glorified, but with the true glory of the Son: and with what again shall the Son be glorified, but with the majesty of the Spirit? In like manner, again, Faith completes the circle, and glorifies the Son by means of the Spirit, and the Father by means of the Son" (St. Gregory of Nyssa).