The Trinity

The Trinity in the Bible declares that the Father is God, that Jesus is God, and that the Holy Spirit is God..

The Bible also teaches that there is only one God…

The Trinity is one God existing in three Persons:
The-triune God—three coexistent, co-eternal Persons who make up God.

1) There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5).

2) The Trinity consists of three Persons (Genesis 1:1, 26; 3:22; 11:7; Isaiah 6:8, 48:16, 61:1; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

In Genesis 1:1, the Hebrew plural noun “Elohim” for God is is used… definitely allowing for the Trinity…

Also In Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7 and Isaiah 6:8, the plural pronoun for “us” is used…The word “Elohim” for God.

Matthew 3:16-17 describes the event of Jesus’ baptism.

Seen in this passage is God the Holy Spirit descending on God the Son while God the Father proclaims His pleasure in the Son.

Matthew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 are examples of three distinct Persons in the Trinity.

3) The members of the Trinity are distinguished one from another in various passages In the New Testament.

Jesus speaks to the Father about sending a Helper, the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17).
Jesus did not consider Himself to be the Father or the Holy Spirit.

Many times in the Gospel of John, Jesus speaks to the Father, another Person in the Trinity—the Father.

4) Each member of the Trinity is God:

The Father is God (John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Peter 1:2).

The Son is God (John 1:1, 14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 5:20).

The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16).

5) There is subordination within the Trinity in Scripture that shows the Holy Spirit is subordinate to the Father and the Son, and the Son is subordiynate to the Father. This is an internal relationship and does not deny the deity of any Person of the Trinity.

Concerning the Son see Luke 22:42, John 5:36, John 20:21, and 1 John 4:14. Concerning the Holy Spirit see John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, 16:7, and John 16:13-14.

6) The individual members of the Trinity have different tasks:

The Father is the ultimate source or cause of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11); divine revelation (Revelation 1:1); salvation (John 3:16-17); and Jesus’ human works (John 5:17; 14:10). The Father initiates all of these things.

The Son is the agent through whom the Father does the following works: the creation and maintenance of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17); divine revelation (John 1:1, 16:12-15; Matthew 11:27; Revelation 1:1); and salvation (2 Corinthians 5:19; Matthew 1:21; John 4:42). The Father does all these things through the Son, who functions as His agent.

The Holy Spirit is the means by whom the Father does the following works: creation and maintenance of the universe (Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Psalm 104:30);

Divine revelation (John 16:12-15; Ephesians 3:5; 2 Peter 1:21);

salvation (John 3:6; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:2); and Jesus’ works (Isaiah 61:1; Acts 10:38). Thus, the Father does all these things by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Summary:

The doctrine of the Trinity is clearly presented in God’s Word
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The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God—but there is only one God…

OUR finite human minds would be better served by focusing on the fact of God’s greatness and His infinitely higher nature!

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34).

Enjoying Christ alone, for the glory of God the father, by the power of the Holy Spirit ❤️

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