Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Trinitarian community (1)

Think about this quote from theologian, Stanley Grenz...

God's triune nature means that God is social or relational - God is the "social Trinity." And for this reason, we can say that God is "community." God is the community of the Father, Son, and Spirit, who enjoy perfect and eternal fellowship.

Churches are supposed to be a reflection of this Trinitarian community. Meeting in a home (instead of a church building) doesn't guarantee that kind of fellowship but it creates a context where it is at least possible.

The early church didn't meet in homes because they were afraid of persecution. They met there because they longed for this kind of community they had tasted with Jesus.

"...that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you." Jn. 17:21


1 comment:

  1. Which means that this God, who created us in his image, enfolded us into his community and expanded his own nature thus far.

    This is a hallowed undertaking, to call men (mankind) back to their communal life in God.

    We have not yet understood, nor seen, what God has prepared for those that love him.