Consider this suggestion of the Trinity:


   “He [Jesus] rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, ‘I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou didst…

(from Luke 10:21)


   There’s more, but that’s not our purpose here (though we’ll add it before we’re done¹). But for that more, and our comments that will precede it, you must use the DOOR.




      After Jesus sent out His “advance team” of 70, and they returned to Him with great success, Jesus expressed pleasure at what they told Him. Let’s step back as Son of God says these words (as recorded by Dr. Luke). What sort of behavior is being expressed?

   (1)  The Son of God is here in human form. He can be heard, spoken to, and touched. With our 4th-dimensional understanding (length, width, height, and time), we can easily relate to that.

   (2)  Let’s skip to the Father (last mentioned). He is “up” there, “out” there, presumably receiving (“hearing”) Jesus’ words. We can sort of understand this idea since the God we think of is everywhere, though we’re at a loss, with our 3-dimensional understanding of space, of being able to draw a representational picture that shows this. Yet we, many of us anyway, can accept this.

   (3)  Yet Jesus “does this” in the Holy Spirit that takes us even farther away from our rational understanding of 4 dimensions. We can, perhaps, honestly say that we “feel” this, and partially explain it but never “draw”² it. It seems to be an expression of vaguely cloaked power of divine goodness that can be personally recognized, addressed, called upon, enveloped by, and even worshipped in the One-God-as-3-persons package³, but we can’t begin to realistically describe this with our limited understanding of only 4 dimensions.

   But why should we declare that only 4 dimensions exit?

   Let’s not take this any farther here. Except to say: Scientists, who showcase the importance of been rational, without the blink of an eye, declare that at the Beginning of matter and energy there were (at least once) the presence of 10 or 11 dimensions. And they have reasons and numbers to back this up.


   ¹ The rest of the sentence: “(Thou didst) hide these things from the wise and intelligent and didst reveal them to babes. Yes, Father, for thus it was well-pleasing in Thy sight.” [italics in original NASB version]

   ² If we think of the Holy Spirit in terms of dimensionality, we have to resort to dimensions beyond the 4 that we understand. As an interesting, but we feel erroneous, aside, Bible pictures of God done by Mormons, at least for children, often picture 3 Jesuses standing side-by-side.

   ³ The Christian God as presented for more than 2000 years is presented as One, one God as expressed in what humans call 3 persons, which as we consider are in “total agreement” with each other. The only point where there seems–to our eyes anyway–any tension within the Godhead is when Jesus dies for everyone’s sins he utters, “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?”