The Trinity

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
{2 Corinthians 13:14}

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The Father is God
There are numerous verses in the scripture that reveals that the
Father is God. "To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom
are all things." (I Corinthians 8:6). "Paul an apostle. . . through
Jesus Christ, and God the Father." (Gal. 1:1). "At that season
Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, 0 Father, Lord of heaven
and earth. . ." (Matthew 11:25). "For him (the Son) hath God the
Father sealed." (John 6:27). "According to the foreknowledge of
God the Father." (1 Peter 1:2). "That every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
(Philippians 2:11). "I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and
my God and your God." (John 20:17). "But the hour cometh, and
now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit
and in truth." (John 4:23). Jesus prayed to God the Father.
(Mark 14:36, John 11:41;17:11).

The Word is God
Jesus is called "the Word" because he declares God to us and God
speaks through him. "God who at sundry times and in divers manners
spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last
days spoken unto us by his Son." (Hebrews 1:1). Christ is the final
spokesman of God. In the Saviour's title found in Revelation 1:8 "I am
Alpha and Omega", is understood that he is God's alphabet, the one
who spells out Deity, the one who utters all God has to say. Even
clearer is the testimony of John 1:18, "No man hath seen God at any
time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he
hath declared him." "The Word of God" (John 1:1; Revelation 19:13)
means that Christ is God's way of expressing himself just as our words
express our thoughts and desires. The Word of God must be as eternal
las God himself. Christ is also called "the Wisdom of God". (1 Corinthians 1:24)
We cannot suggest that there was a time when God was without wisdom.
The Wisdom of God must be as eternal as God. A "Word" is a medium of
manifestation. A 'Word" is a means of communication. A "Word" is a
method of revelation. And Christ, as the Word reveals the attribute and perfection
of God. He displayed God's power, he manifested God's wisdom, he
exhibited his holiness, he made known his grace; and he unveiled his heart
In the Christ of the scripture is God fully and finally declared and nowhere else.
The attributes which can be ascribed only to God are ascribed to Christ in the
scripture. God could not be the eternal Father without an eternal Son. Sonship
does not necessarily imply origin but may express the idea of relationship.
Jesus Christ from everlasting to everlasting is the eternal Son of God the Father.
He is without beginning and without end, for God is the eternal Father of the
Lord Jesus Christ. The everlasting Fatherhood of God is not at all
contradicted by the scriptures that speak of Jesus Christ as the "first begotten".
In Colossians 1:18 and Revelation 1:5, this term simply
denotes that Jesus Christ is the first to rise from the dead in his resurrected
body, never to die again. In Romans 8:29, Colossians 1:15 and Hebrews 1:6
the term "firstborn" as applied to Christ, simply means that he has the place
of pre-eminence just as the oldest son had in the Jewish family. He is to be
honoured above all others through eternity as the God-man. The words
"only begotten" is a compound word which simply means "only' and "kind or
class". It affirms that Jesus Christ is the "unique Son", "the only one of his
class." It asserts most positively the eternal relationship between the Father
and the Son. It is actually a striking declaration of Christ's deity and of
God's eternal Fatherhood.

The Holy Ghost is God
The Holy Spirit is placed on a plane of absolute equality with the Father and
the Son as Deity and is regarded equally with them as the source of all power
and blessing. "Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the
Holy Spirit?_.. Thou has not lied unto men, but unto God." (Acts 5:3,4). Our
Lord Jesus Christ said: "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you
another comforter, that HE may abide with you for ever. Even the Spirit of
truth, WHOM the world cannot receive, because it seeth HIM not, neither
knoweth HIM: but ye know HIM; for HE dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, WHOM the Father will send
in my name, HE shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:16,17,26).

These Three are One
The unity of God was clearly expressed when the divine law was given
through Moses: "Hear, 0 Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD."
(Deuteronomy 6:4). Our Lord Jesus Christ confirmed this in Mark 12:29.
The apostle Paul stated the same truth: "Now a mediator is not a mediator
of one: but God is one." (Galatians 3:20). Likewise, the apostle James wrote
: "Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well" (James 2:19). The
cumulative evidence of these verses is that there is only one God. There
There was no other God before him. He alone is from everlasting to everlasting
. There is no other God beside him. There is no other God with him and there
will be no other God after him. The God of the Bible is the only true and living
God. To speak of two infinite Gods is a contradiction in terms because two
infinite beings cannot co-exist. The one of necessity would put a limitation
upon the infinity of the other. Belief in the unity of God is the very foundation of
the doctrine of the Trinity. Although the persons in the Godhead are
distinguishable in thought, they are inseparable in nature and action. The
presence and action of One involve the presence and action of the Others.
This is just one of many examples in the scripture. When the Son of God
gave himself (Galatians 2:20), he was in prayerful contact with the Father
prior to and after the hours of darkness (Luke 23:34,46), but during these
hours, as One made sin who knew no sin, he could address God only as
Judge (Matthew 27:46). At the same time, it was through the eternal Spirit
that he offered himself to God (Hebrews 9:14) for a sweet-smelling savour
(Ephesians 5:2).

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