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Have you ever tried to solve a mystery? The teaching on the Trinity is one of them. One woman told this story - After shopping at a busy store, another woman and I happened to leave at the same time, only to be faced with the daunting task of finding our cars in the crowded parking lot. The mystery of the missing car. Just then my car horn beeped, and I was able to locate my vehicle easily. ďWow," the woman said. "I sure could use a gadget like that to help me find my car." "Actually," I replied, "thatís my husband."

This happens to me quite often. Park in Metrotown then forget where I parked. Sure wish I have a gadget that would locate where my car was parked. Incident in Calgary where I gave up looking for my car and was about to call the police to report a stolen car. I wish I had a gadget as well, to help me get a handle on the teaching of the church regarding this mystery Three persons in one. Christians all over the world who read and treasure the Bible worship a Trinitarian God. BUT One = 3 makes for bad math, does it not? Yet we as Baptist General Conference people here at GIBC affirm this statement as affirmation of faith #2.

THE TRINITY: We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct, but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

ďOne living and true God, eternally existing in three personsĒ - How does this make sense? It did not make sense to me as a young Christian. How can I understand this? When I was just new to the faith, I was challenged by some attractive JWs regarding this basic fundamental Christian doctrine of the Trinity. They pointed to Col 1:15 (KJV)

ďWho is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.Ē

They reasoned he we have it Jesus was born, God creates him. They confused me by saying how can Jesus be God, since he is firstborn, creature, , hence could not be equal with God, not the same substance, not at all like God. I panicked, by deep in my heart I knew those JWs were twisting the facts. Something inside me just moved me to reject the JWís line of reasoning. I felt like I was in a James Bond movie, needing a gadget to get out this trap that I fell into unwittingly with two attractive female JWs challenging me. I did not have any tools to refute them. I did not know how to read the Bible correctly. But if I had read the smarts then to read further on , I would have not panic so much, and I would find this Col.1:16-20 (NIV)

16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.