The birth theory of the Trinity

1.) Christianity is the belief in birth in God, i.e. that giving birth is an intrinsic property of divinity. “Born of the Father before all ages…begotten, not made” or even the words Father and Son.

2.) Objection: The Spirit is not revealed as born, so this is contrary to Scripture; and assuming the Spirit were born he would be identical to the Son, which gives us a binity and not a trinity (response in #5).

3.) Whatever arises from a principle of the same nature as itself is born, and the Holy Spirit arises from a principle of the same nature as itself. Briefly, Divine procession is birth. 

4.) Birth happens in two ways (a) a single individual gives rise to another like itself (b) the union of two individuals gives rise to another like itself. The first is the reproduction of vegetables, starfish, a zygote dividing into identical twins, or the older theory of reproduction by spermatozoa. Among animals (b) occurs by sexual reproduction.

5.) By (a) the Son is born from the Father, by (b) the Spirit is born from the Father and the Son. Therefore the birth of the Holy Spirit is different in kind from the birth of the Son.

6.) The revelation of the trinity is therefore that God himself is the fulness life giving rise to new life of the same kind.

7a.) Human life imitates the Father most fully in the Mother’s birth of the child. The woman’s penalty for sin was meant to indicate precisely her alienation from God, i.e. birth is humanity’s greatest way of making divinity present, and now this presence is painful. For all that, the mystery of birth remains.

7b.) The two shall be one is most of all and first true of the Father and Son. Animals become one only by physical contact and temporarily, and are one only in activity and not in substance, but the Son and Father are consubstantial from all eternity as the principle of the Holy Spirit.

8.) The feminine face of God is the mystery of birth. The mother among men is the image of the Father in heaven, and at the limit, Mary is the archetype and image of the Father. She gives birth without a father not because sex is dirty but because, symbolically, she must be the Father.

9.) The death on Calvary is the definitive archetype of the trinity. The will of the Mother and the will of the son co-operate in consent to the death of the (christo-marian) flesh that confers created spiritual life of an entirely new kind. Mary, Christ’s Body, and created grace are the definitive created archetype of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

10.) The archetype of the trinity is also present simply in the crucifix, since the flesh that dies is marian flesh.

 

 

 

 

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