According to the scriptural teaching of Ecclesiastes 4:12, a cord of three strands is not easily torn a part. Many Christians believe Jesus Christ is the core of a marriage and the union should comprise three- the husband, wife and Christ. In the natural, a cord bonded by three strands are not easily raveled or torn a part. In marriage, the cord is symbolic of a union.
A biblical teaching is the belief in the Trinity or triune God- The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are one but serves different functions. For example, a husband can serve simultaneously in the role of father, husband, and a brother.
He does not change who he is, his function remains the same but is according to the situation at hand. He does not need to become three people. He is the same person. This concept is hard for some to perceive and becomes mystical when relating to spiritual matters.
Biblically, the number three is representative of completion. It is said, in the beginning, God said, “let us make man in our image” according to the scripture- Genesis 1:26. Let’s, Us, and Our are plural words. God did not say, I will make man in my image.
If you believe the Word of God, theology teaches the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were present. The three functions of the trinity were in operation. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Although the word trinity is not in biblical translations, but trinity means a group comprised of three people or three- (tri).
Other biblical teachings are Jesus Christ died and rose after three days (Hebrews 11:1). Jonas was in the belly of a whale for three days and three nights (Matthew 12:40). It is spiritually and holistically taught man is made up of the body, man, and soul (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
If you are skeptical or an unbeliever, you might say, I don’t believe in theology or the importance of numbers.
Like the number three has many significant events shaping the core of humanity, numbers serve a role in everyday personal life. For example, your birth month, birthday, social security number, telephone number, and house number are necessary in societal functions. They are a significant entity in your life.
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