When we consider the Church World as a whole, a wide variety of teaching exists on this subject. It is crucial therefore, that we examine our beliefs in the clear light of God’s Word, not in the light of our experience, nor that of our particular Church, Denomination, or favorite teacher.
We have failed to grasp both the significance and the implications of the words of Jesus when He told us plainly that, “…no man knoweth who the son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him…Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see.” (Luke 10:22, 23). God doesn’t want his true disciples to be ignorant of these things, that is why He provided His Word and put His Spirit within us to teach us. In spite of this, the fact remains that confusion and misunderstanding abounds when it comes to this subject.
Of one thing we can be absolutely certain---This is not a subject to be cast lightly aside as insignificant to the Body of Christ. Our comprehension of the nature of God as clearly revealed in Scripture is vital to our relationship with Him and to the success of the Church. God does not fill His Book with trivia, nor does He waste words or make unnecessary statements and He has much to say regarding who He is.