Michael Bird writes:

“The God we are confronted with in the gospel is the Triune God. The gospel and the Trinity are internally configured toward each other because the saving acts of God point to a God who exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The salvation that the gospel promises portrays the Father as choosing, Christ as redeeming, and the Spirit as renewing—all in a unified work by distinct persons in a single Godhead.” (Evangelical Theology, 92).

Yes. I love how Bird states that the gospel and the Trinity are “internally configured toward each other.” As I study the nature of the gospel, with all of its depth and width, I can’t help but think upon God. And as we develop a robust trinitarian understanding of the gospel, we add more upon the wonderful aspects that Bird notes (the Father choosing, the Son redeeming, the Spirit renewing). The application of redemption, from the initial work of regeneration to the final consumption of glorification, is infused with Father, Son, and Spirit.

What would add upon Bird’s introductory remarks? How else is the gospel trinitarian?

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