17 February 2011
The Source of Community
Community is at the center of the God-head.
1) When it comes to creating humanity God does not simply speak a word of command; He engages in conversation amongst the Trinity “let us make mankind in our image” (Genesis 1:26). This is communal not individualistic.
2) God also makes it clear that His own image cannot be portrayed by an individual but by men and women collectively (Genesis 2:18). Our divine personhood should not be alone “it is not good to be alone." Our personhood to God is defined in relational terms. We are not fully human on our own.
3) In the narrative of Scripture we see brightly the plan of partnership (Genesis 1:28, John 17); God’s has a deep passion and pursuit to have meaningful interdependence with His human project and accomplish something with them.
God himself is social rather than a solitary being.