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Patrick's Trinity

     "The Celtic (Believer's) devotion to the Scriptures has been demonstrated from his writings and from the records of his contemporaries.  From the Bible Patrick derived his understanding of what should be believed and practiced.  He took his duties as the apostle of Ireland very seriously, affirming 'that according to the rule of faith in the Trinity, I should define doctrine, and make known the gift of (Elohim) and everlasting consolation, without being held back by danger, and spread everywhere the name of (Elohim) without fear , confidently'." Celtic Church in Britain p. 53

    Patrick affirmed that while (Messiah) "always existed with the Father", He was also "begotten before the beginning of anything", Ibid p. 55

    That the Messiah was "the true image of El", which of course agrees with Scripture, "Who being in the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person." Hebrews 1:3.  Thus, the Messiah's Old Testament name  was "Michael" meaning, "One like El".  Patrick's view was that  the Son had  "the same form and substance" as the Father. Ibid p. 56

    Patrick believed that the Sacred Ghost poured  "gifts" upon the faithful.  Among these the glossator mentions the gift of healing, explaining this as power bestowed upon the missioner to attend the sick as physicians do.  Another gift of the Spirit was teaching, a ministry carried out amazingly well by Celtic evangelists for many centuries.

    "The Spirit was also believed to inspire belief which resulted in salvation, inducing men to obey the divine laws, and enabling them to become sons of (Elohim) and joint heirs with (Messiah).  The Spirit placed His sign on the faithful so that they might be recorded as being in unity with (the Messiah), through their drinking great draughts of the grace of the Spirit.  Thus the Spirit helped to restore in man's fallen nature the divine ideal which he had lost at the fall.  Patrick noted the same thought, remarking that it was the Spirit who dwelt in his heart and who had brought about the change in his character.  The (Messiahan's) mind was termed 'the guest house of the Spirit', and with Him abiding within it was easy for the disciple to do what was good.

    "The Spirit also enabled man to discover truth by illuminating his mind through grace, and directing his prayers, which were held to be ineffectual without the inspiration of the Spirit.  This illumination will bring about  'the resurrection' or new birth through baptism, which results in the believer's possessing 'the mind or desires of the Spirit', for it is the Spirit who places holy aspirations in the soul of man.  An Old-Irish poem  epitomized the longing for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit

     "From the fragmentary evidence which comes from the Old-Irish period the semi-Arian view of (Messiah's) birth and the single procession of the Spirit from (Messiah) alone are the peculiar emphases of the Celtic doctrine of the Trinity." Celtic Church in Britain p. 58, 59

    No question arose regarding the deity of the Spirit.  Patrick and the commentator both regarded the Sacred Spirit as one of the members of the Trinity.

    Regarding the nature of the Holy Spirit,  Patrick discretely answered with Deuteronomy 29:29; "The secret things belong unto YAHUWAH our Elohim: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and our children forever."

    On the other hand, "Patrick believed that Christianity should be founded with the home and the family as its strength." Truth Triumphant p. 84

    The reason Patrick believed in the family is because he believed the family had been modeled after the divine blueprint in heaven.  As the Saviour taught His followers to pray, "Thy kingdom come . . .in earth, as it is in heaven." Matt. 6:10

     Patrick didn't believe that it was the three leaf clover that helped us  clearly see and understand by the things that are made, the Elohim.  But instead it was the family that is made in the image of Elohim, both male and female, that helped us clearly see and understand the Godhead (more proper, the Elohim) so that we are without excuse (see Romans 1:20).

     The three leaf clover helps us clearly see and understand the Catholic trinity, since it is three heads on one body.  Satan was one of the covering Seraphim in heaven that got booted out. Scripture tells us they had not just three faces, but four (Ezekiel 1:5-10, 10:14 & Revelation 4:6, 7)   The face of a man, a lion, a bull, and an eagle.  Some angels had two faces according to Ezekiel 41:18, remember the earthly sanctuary was patterned after the heavenly sanctuary (Hebrews 8:5).  The Scriptures are clear that YAHUSHUA's angels are not to receive worship (Revelation 22:9).  Thus the Catholic trinity can fit in well to help us clearly see and understand a god of the Catholic church, some fallen angel on the side of that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.  Satan is only one person, and therefore tries to mold the Trio to come out as only one being with three heads often times called the "God-head" a term which is very vague and unclear as to the meaning.

    I certainly was not created in the image or likeness of three heads on one body.

    Men and woman were  "created in the likeness of (Elohim), not only in character, but in form and feature." Great Controversy p. 645

    Patrick's Trinity and the Catholic trinity differ.  But, remember what YAHU-WAH said about harlots?  Which YAHUSHUA likened the Catholic church!    "Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou   not know them." Proverbs 5:6

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