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1) How did Abraham worship God? Isn't it a bit inconsistent, since Abraham would not worship Jesus, as technically he is the ancestor of him. So, who did Abraham worship?

2) If he didn't worship Jesus, and if Christianity tells us god is three, how do we know god won't multiplicate into higher numbers than 3 in the future? And if God is perfect, what is the perfectness of three? Why isn't four five six hundred thousand?

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I think there are too many questions here, I'm afraid. It should be possible to distill this to get the information you're really interested in (and probably mention the supplementary stuff as well), but it's not obvious enough what the main question is. If it's simply "Who did Abraham worship," then the answer is "God, as he had revealed himself to Abraham and his people." –  Andrew Leach May 1 at 18:08
So many questions! –  msmucker0527 May 1 at 20:50
Mod notice: Please do not use the comment function to A) debate theological issues or B) answer questions. If you have an answer, post it as an answer. If all you have is a related verse or quip, please just refrain as it just starts undermining the comment system and drums up discussion of issues. (@: mojo, gideonmarx, davidbrainerd et all) –  Caleb May 2 at 7:51
Is your question, 'who did ...' or 'how did ...'? The 'who did ...' is too easy to do a whole answer on. The 'how did ...' presents an interesting challenge, so it would be nice if you could clarify. –  gideon marx May 2 at 8:00

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You have a couple different questions, but the main one seems to be in regard to Abraham and Jesus.

Abraham and Jesus

Abraham is only the ancestor of Jesus in His incarnation. Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant branches of Christianity teach that God is and has always been a Trinity of Father, Son and Spirit. The Son became a man and entered into His creation around 2000 years ago. When He did so, He was given the name "Jesus", which means "God saves". He was named this because He came to save.

However, Jesus, or God the Son, existed "before Abraham". In fact, it was likely God the Son in a pre-incarnate appearance Who visited Abraham prior to the destruction of Sodom. He was also likely the fourth Man in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, whom Nebuchadnezzar described as one "like a son of God (the gods)".

Even in creation, God says, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness..."

So, Abraham did worship God the Son before He became a Man and took on the name of Jesus.

The Trinity

Briefly, the Trinity is something that is seen in much of creation. The physical universe consists of 1) time, 2) space and 3) matter. The three are co-existent. Time itself is measured as 1) past, 2) present and 3) future--it is one, yet a distinct three as well. Space is measured in 1) length, 2) width and 3) height--three distinct dimensions. Matter exists as 1) solid, 2) liquid and 3) gas, as H2O can be ice, liquid and vapor, yet still the same substance at its atomic level.

So, the concept of a three-in-one unity is not without example in creation itself. These examples are understood to be reflections of the Creator.

God never divided from One into Three. He has always been and will always be Father, Son and Spirit.

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+1 for the solid/liquid/gas analogy, the forms of God –  msmucker0527 May 1 at 20:51
Good answer. I think plasma is also considered a phase of matter along with solid, liquid, and gas. This doesn't negate your argument about seeing trinities in nature, it just seems like phases of matter are a helpful example. –  mojo May 2 at 5:04
but the nature has lots of diverse multiplicities. nature has fives, sevens and millions, too. if I just say ok to the analogies, but I dont understand, you say god is reflected to the nature, but why is god 3 in the beginning? why is not he 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or a thousand or a million? what makes 3 so special? and you are saying he is eternally 3, but why not 7? if this is the number he chose for himself, that means he is one to choose! so how can the "3" explained? –  natsirun May 2 at 8:07
The science here is terrible. Your answer does not need it. –  gideon marx May 2 at 8:07
@gideonmarx Any basis for that statement? –  Narnian May 2 at 12:38

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