...if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other.  ~ George MacDonald

Jesus Wept 

Jesus Wept

 

The Eternal Relationship

If a relationship has not always existed, God is not a relational being.

If God is a relational being, but consists of only one person, then there was a time when God was not in a relationship, and therefore was not complete in himself. But God is complete in himself; he does not need anything. 

If God is not a relational being, there is no reason for him to create. He does not need to be entertained or worshipped. What could he possibly desire, if he is not a relational being? 

“But you are only using logic to arrive at your conclusions. What does the Bible teach?”

Good question. The book Jesus: A Biblical Defense of his Deity by McDowell and Larson answers that question.






Note:

The Bible teaches that God is a relational being, and yet he is complete in himself. He does not need anything outside of himself; he is not dependant on us. Being a relational being, he desired that others could share in the relationship he has always enjoyed, and so he created. Because he is a relational being who loves us we can hurt him, but we cannot cause him to do wrong. God is the source of his own strength.

YHWH is not the third of three Gods. YHWH is one God; one God who consists of more than one person. This is beyond comprehension, and yet it is the only view which explains why God would create (for more on this, see here).

It is also worth noting that there was a time when evil did not exist. And there will be a time when evil ceases to exist. Good can exist without evil, but evil cannot exist without good. (C.S. Lewis explains why in his book Mere Christianity.) Btw, when I say evil will cease to exist, I do not mean it will simply be quarantined. It will completely cease to be. See the link below.