Although the word trinity is never used in the Bible, it is a theological fact. It is seen throughout the Old and New Testament. Here is a great verse that clearly demonstrates the three persons of the Trinity all mentioned in one sentence.
Isa48.16 Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there.” And now the Lord God has sent me, and his Spirit.
Even though it could be argued theologically that the following example is not a perfect illustration, it is an example that I find that helps others understand the concept. It may help you in your witness and teaching.
The Trinity is like a glass of water with ice cubes in the glass of water and condensation on the outside of the glass. All three are clearly and basically one…water. Yet the three are clearly and distinctively different…water, ice, and condensation. Therefore it can be demonstrated with a secular example that one element or entity can be distinctly three different elements or entities. God, Christ, and the Spirit are even much more than we can understand fully, but the idea is easily grasped.
Published on Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 5:24 AM CDT