February 9, 2011

Snow, Water & Ice - An Illustration of the Trinity

While preparing to teach for tonight's bible study at the church, I was doing some research of illustrations I could use to teach about the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Well, I found this one that I thought was good and wanted to share it here.  I'll consider using this one, but the illustration is pretty good, since many people have a hard time understanding how God can be three separate and distinct people, yet still remain as one.

There is ample evidence in the Scriptures that the Godhead is a unity made up of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We should not feel that it is an insult to our intelligence to expect us to accept this revealed truth of Scripture. Let us be as open to the truth as that converted Indian who gave the following illustration, imperfect though it is, for his belief in the Trinity: "We go down to the river in winter and we see it covered with snow; we chop through the ice and we come to the water. Snow is water, ice is water, water is water; therefore the three are one." In this way, God demonstrates his triune nature through the natural world.


Meyers, R. (2006). e-Sword. The sword of the Lord with an electronic edge (Verson 7.8) [Computer software].

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