Addition or Multiplication?

If God is the God of logic and reason, then is He also mathematical?

One of the biggest complaints about God’s person or character revolves around the question, “How can a three part being still be one, while at the same time different, in each being?” This is the central question concerning the Doctrine of the Trinity.

Many people have tried to prove the doctrine invalid by stating two simple truths about God. First, that He is the God of logic. Second, that He is not the God of confusion. So how could the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit add up to one as everyone knows that 1+1+1=3? This assumes that each person is separate and distinct from the other and the combination of each is an addition problem. Both Jews and Muslims easily point to this inconsistency in logic, as reasons to dismiss the validity of Christian logic, as illogical. Atheists point to Christian inconsistencies as reasons to dismiss religion as totally useless. However, Jews and Muslims both have rejected the work of redemption that Jesus Christ accomplished and Christians accept. Atheists simply reject God altogether. They simply state that they “don’t need God to be good” but cannot reconcile that, without God, there is no compelling reason to be good at all. So what really gives?

Maybe we are looking at the wrong math equation to explain the Trinity in the first place. If all three persons of God are united and the same in purpose, and all three are necessary for God’s completeness, then the combination of all three must still be one. And God answers which equation to use in Genesis 1: 22. The first mathematical equation mentioned in the Word of God is not addition, but multiplication. God doesn’t bless His creation and tell it to add to itself. When God gave His first blessing, He tells the animals in the sea to “be fruitful, and multiply”. In the same verse, He tells the fowl to “multiply in the earth.” On the next day, God made all the animals of the land and created man. When He finished everything, He gave the same blessing once again saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” as part of the “Dominion mandate.” The first three mathematical equations mentioned in the Word of God are all blessings of multiplication.

God is not the God of addition, but the God of multiplication.

God blessed His creation and told every living thing to multiply. God’s complete creation was accomplished in three steps. The first provided the dust and everything necessary for life and the first life were all plants. The second creation provided a living soul for moving creatures of every kind including mankind. But God reserved the third creation for the benefit of mankind only. That was when He created His image in man. Adam and Eve were given God’s spirit. They were complete and perfect in God’s sight.

Man is complete when he is body, soul, and spirit. A family is complete when there is a father, mother, and child. Combustion requires fuel, air, and fire. The earth is composed of soil, water, and air. Completeness in its very core requires three components to make a single whole. This is why “3” is both a prime number and indicative of perfect completion. “Three” is a Biblically perfect number.Its only factors are “1” and “3”, so 1 X 3 = 3, and 1 + 1 + 1 = 3. However the number one also has another mathematical property that is unique to itself alone. No matter how many times you multiply one by itself, the product is always “one”. Complete is complete! So when we apply this principle to God, we get this. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is the singular God. Mathematically, it is expressed as 1 X 1 X 1 = 1. God is primarily the God of multiplication and this is how three separate, singular units can be combined to make a single whole.

As it is only possible to understand the singularity of God by way of multiplication, we can understand now why God’s first three blessings involved multiplication. His desire is not simply to add blessings to our lives, but to multiply His blessings upon our lives. It is part and parcel to His person and nature. He wants your life to be fruitful. Not just to add a few blessings here and there for you, but to multiply His blessing upon you every day of your life. He wants to be able to walk and talk with you anytime you wish. He wants to be able to restore His relationship to be able to walk every evening with you just as He did with Adam in the Garden of Eden. This is the redeeming work of Jesus Christ that Christians accept.

By this acceptance that Jesus accomplished our redemption on the cross and our belief that God raised Jesus on the third day, we are saved. Because we are saved, God creates His spirit in the believer and we are able to know Him personally. As we look to Jesus for answers to our every need, He answers. As we obey and act upon those answers, we make Jesus our Lord. Our faith in the miraculous power of God grows as we experience His Love in our lives. Each victory provides fuel to our faith for future and greater victories. This is how we are able to walk and talk with God daily and experience His multiplicity of blessings in every area of our existence.

Yes it is possible to know God’s love in His blessings for you in your life. Not just a drop here and there added just enough to keep you aware of His existence, but a continuous fountain of blessings that never end. We can be fruitful in every area of life. We can experience his blessings multiplied in our lives. We can replenish His Truth in our culture by our lives. We can defeat the devilish doctrines of Atheist Liberalism.

Published by Power House Institute

I am a retired full time power plant mechanic. I am also a Radical Christian follower of God with 48 years of volunteer ministry service and training. I hold a degree as an Associate of Biblical Theology, and a Bachelor of Practical Ministry. I have volunteer experience as an Evangelist, property manager, set builder, stage electrician, musician, singer, conference security, food service distribution manager, and a former associate pastor for New Revelation Christian Development Center in Smyrna, TN. I am the founder of Power House Institute and Ministry and the author of Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game. I believe every born again Christian has the ability interact with God Almighty by way of His Holy Spirit and this is Radical Christianity. It is my mission to encourage and empower spiritual greatness in every Christian believer, no matter which brand of Christianity they choose to follow. By doing so, change the world around us, and the culture we live within. I believe Radical Christians are part of every Christian church in the world. If we want to restore morality, Radical Christians are the only answer for recovery. I want my book and this blog become a powerful and winning influence against Atheist liberalism. We can restore our culture through the combined power and influence of God at work in the lives of Radical Christians everywhere.

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