In this excerpt Dr. John Gerstner provides a modern analogy of the economic Trinity. Be aware that all analogies are inherently faulty because, though some similarity exist, the comparison cannot not fully represent the truest expression of the original target source.
When creating analogies or examples in nature to define the Trinity one must be especially cautious. There is no god like our God. The Christian God is unique!
When teaching the doctrine of the Trinity to others sincere Christians have erred by using the popular analogy of H2O (water-ice-vapor). This comparison, though used by many, is fraught with error because it invariably leads to the heresy known as modalism.
As a general principle, I do not use analogies to teach the Trinity. But in this instance I find Dr. Gerstner’s use of the modern company structure to explain, not the nature of God; but, rather, how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit relate to each Other and His people.
The sermon was delivered in 1991. Location and occasion is unknown. To listen to the lecture in its entirety, click here.
The original audio was poorly recorded on substandard equipment. There were numerous irreparable problems with the original recording. I have done my best to improve and restore it using Sony Sound Forge software, but was unable to achieve the desired result.
My deepest apology if you have difficulty understanding the message.
Listen to the 1.5 minute excerpt: