>This is a good example of how these threads wander all over the place,
>without ever arriving anywhere. As anyone can see from the header, it
>started off as "Tripartite diety" . . .
Yes, sorry - I should have changed the subject line to something more appropriate (although isn't part of the Christian belief based on a tripartite deity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit? So maybe it wasn't entirely unappropriate).