Do not then let us understand by what is called a 'commandment' a peremptory mandate delivered by organs of speech, and giving orders to the Son, as to a subordinate, concerning what He ought to do. I believe that in His words are to be found that light and truth which, if observed, would save the world and bring exaltation to mankind.
He is my Heavenly Father, who has invited me to come unto Him in prayer, to speak with Him, with the promised assurance that He will hear and respond.
The three persons of the Trinity always work inseparably, for their work is always the work of the one God. Each of the three Persons in the Godhead sustains a distinct office, and undertakes a work which Is ascribed peculiarly to Him, in connection with the divine method of saving sinners.
He actually employed one of Ware's analogies -- that of musical harmony.
His is eternal. I believe in Him. I seek to love Him with all my heart, might, mind, and strength. Could any language be more explicit?
Many Eastern Orthodox theologians are willing to say that the Holy Spirit is sent by the Father indirectly through the Son, but they deny that the Son has authority to send the Holy Spirit on His own. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Firstborn of the Father and the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh; through His atoning sacrifice He expiated the sins of mankind; through His Resurrection He has opened the doors for our resurrection.
But that only increases my reverence for Him. He is my Father, the Father of my spirit, and the Father of the spirits of all men.
I believe in the reality and the power of His Resurrection, which we commemorate at this Easter season.