God is seen as three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These
three people are separate and entirely different people, yet they all exist in
the same person. If one of these three were removed, there would be no God. As
well as being three distinct people, the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit also
have different tasks. The Father chooses who will be saved, the Son redeems them and the Holy Spirit seals them. Each separate
attribute that each of the three possess belongs to the others. For example, the
Father's power and holiness also belongs to the Son and the Holy Spirit. The
actions and thoughts of one is also seen as the actions and thoughts of the
others. God is in fact, the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but when
trying to define what God is, is has been said that He is absolute perfection.
The Trinity is also involved in various other things. God created the world
through the Son in the Holy Spirit. The Father sent forth His Son and Spirit to
the Old Testament saints to let them know of the Father. The Spirit encourages the prophets to let the world know of the Son of God. When the
world is "ready," the Son and the Spirit will come to the earth as
their own persons. The Son becomes flesh - seen as Jesus. The Spirit is then
given to all men, making them also, sons of the Father.
In baptism, one who is baptized
is done by the Holy Spirit. After being baptized,
the person is given the "seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit" of God.
In marriage, two persons being united is reflecting the unity of the Trinity. In
holy unction, the Spirit chooses the sufferer to die in Christ so that they can
be healed, then live with the Father for eternity. In priesthood, the Holy
Spirit makes the actions of the Father available to all men through the priests.