The Holy Trinity: An Introduction

Happy Holy Trinity Sunday and Season of Pentecost Greetings!

Holy Trinity Reflections: The God of The Holy Bible does not change much at all from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelations. In Genesis, the Holy Trinity was working together to create the world, humanity, and all, that lives on Planet Earth. Yahweh took the lead role in the Creation of the world and He did all of the talking, but both His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit were there to help Him create the world. The Holy Trinity the is the One True God, but in Three Individuals. The Holy Trinity is comprised of God the Father Yahweh, God the Son Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. Yahweh walked the earth with Adam and Eve.

Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit visited Abraham and Sarah and promised them their son Isaac. The Holy Spirit put Jesus in the Virgin Mary’s womb without any sex. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit manifested Himself as a Dove, when Jesus was baptized and transfigured and Yahweh spoke a Blessing on Jesus both times. Jesus was glorified at His Transfiguration.

Jesus died on a Roman Cross on Good Friday, which stood on Mount Calvary. Jesus preached to the demons in Hell and He declared the Power of the LORD God Yahweh. Jesus resurrected from the dead on Easter Sunday. Jesus breathed the Holy Spirit on His disciples. The Holy Spirit manifested Himself as Holy Fire on the Feast of Pentecost.

Let us read Acts 2:14-36:

"14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, 'Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day (9 AM)16 But this is that, which was spoken by the Prophet Joel; 

17 'And it shall come to pass in the last days,' saith God, 'I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in Heaven Above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the LORD come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the LORD shall be saved.'"

"22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a Man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible, that He should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning Him, 'I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in Hope: 27 Because Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; Thou shalt make me full of Joy with Thy Countenance.'"

"29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up Christ to sit on His Throne; 31 He seeing this before spake of the Resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the Right Hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the Promise of the Holy Ghost, He hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, 'The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on My Right Hand, 35 Until I make Thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, Whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ" (KJV 1611).

May 2021 Book Signing(s):
1. I'll be having a book signing at Jen's Furniture and Collectibles (JFC) on Saturday May 29, 2021 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
June 2021 Book Signing(s):
1. I'll be having a book signing and table sale at First Fridays SMART Festival in Memorial Park off of Spring Street in Downtown St. Marys, Ohio on Friday June 4, 2021 from 6 PM to 9 PM. (YES, this event is on a Friday night in St. Marys, Ohio.) I CANCELLED MY BOOK SIGNING AT FIRST FRIDAYS, BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIND A PARKING SPOT. :(
2. I'll be having a three-day book signing and garage sale at my artist friend Larry Wren's house at 4901 Pheasant Street in Elida/Lima, Ohio in Laurel Oaks from 11 AM to 5 PM on the following days: Thursday June 10, 2021, Friday June 11, 2021, and Saturday June 12, 2021. This event will be held during the Laurel Oaks Garage Sales, so there will be plenty of houses to shop at. Larry and I will be accepting cards, cash, and checks.
July 2021 Book Signing(s):
September 2021 Book Signing(s):
1. I'll be having a book signing and table sale at the Waynesfield Lions Club Festival on Saturday September 11, 2021 from 10 AM to 11 PM, but I might leave around 5 PM.
October 2021 Book Signing(s): 1. I'll be having a book signing at the 2021 Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show at the Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday October 30, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
November 2021 Book Signing(s):
1. I'll be having a book signing at the Ottoville Craft Show on Saturday November 6, 2021. The time is TBA. The Ottoville Craft Show will take place in the old Ottoville High School, which is now owned by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville, Ohio.
Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show: I will be hosting the 2021 Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday October 30, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Vaughnsville Community Center on State Route 12 in Vaughnsville, Ohio. I'm looking for vendors to come and sell their merchandise. I'm pretty much open to anything legal and clean, but homemade baked goods and craft items are preferred. Please see my "2021 Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show: Vendor Entry Form" blog post for more information:
Please note: You might have to copy and pasts the link into your browser to access the link to the entry form.

MAILING CHECKS TO ME FOR BOOKS: I am now accepting checks through the mail for $15 for copies of each book: The Rising of The Moon Book 1: Changing Tides Part 1, The Rising of The Moon Book 1: Changing Tides Part 2, and The Rising of The Moon Book 2: Faith, Hope, and Love. $15 checks will cover the cost of each book and shipping. Please include a note with your check saying, which books you want to buy off of me with your check. Checks may be written out to me, James O'Flannery, and mailed to James O'Flannery 1524 Crayton Avenue Lima, Ohio 45805. I also can meet up with you, if you live in the following Ohio communities, Lima, Cridersville, Vaughnsville, Fort Jennings, Columbus Grove, St. Marys, Minster, New Bremen, Delphos, and Ottoville, and sell you books directly. For my latest book Martin Luther, William Tyndale, James Ussher, and their Work in Classics: With Other Christian Essays, I will be accepting checks for $20 and $25. The checks must be for $25 ($5 covering shipping if you don't live in Lima, Cridersville, Vaughnsville, Fort Jennings, Columbus Grove, St. Marys, Minster, New Bremen, Delphos, or Ottoville. If you live in any of those communities and if you're willing to meet up with me in any of those communities, then $20 checks via the mail or $20 cash in-person or credit cards and/or debit card payments for $20 in-person work too.

My Green Irish Angel Statues: My Green Irish Angel Statues are really cute! They are only $1 each and they make great gifts. I have three kinds: 1. Cross-Bearing Angels, 2. Praying Angels, and 3. Angels Holding Butterflies. I like the Cross-Bearing Angels the best, because they are carrying Crosses. Each one bearing a Cross reminds us, that Jesus died on the True Cross to save every single person from death, Hell, Satan, Satan's Demons, Original Sin from Adam and Eve, and their personal sins. They're available exclusively at The Menagerie in the St. Marys Business Complex behind Beer Barrel in St. Marys, Ohio.

Stores Carrying My Books:  My books, which I’ve written and published, are also available at the following stores: Brunner News Agency on Flanders Avenue in Lima, Ohio, Jen’s Furniture and Collectibles (JFC) on High Street in St. Marys, Ohio, The Menagerie at 1178 Indiana Avenue behind Beer Barrel in the St. Marys Business Complex in St. Marys, Ohio, Readmore Hallmark Stores out at Eastgate Plaza and on Elm Street in Lima, Ohio, and in the Shop section of my website .

Thank you!

James W. O’Flannery, President and Founder of Ohio Irish Lutheran Press (OIL Press)