We often hear Muslims, Jehovah Witnesses and others ask; "how can God be 3 people?"
The Holy Bible is a stumbling stone to those who are in darkness. Those who are in darkness, and under the influence of the prince of darkness, naturally stay very far away from this book. They will believe all the lies, like those told by Islam, about this book.
To begin to
understand the Trinity, one must first understand that the holy
Bible is the Word of God. It is not a book written by men about
God; but a book written by God. The Bible is not a book by
men seeking a lost God; but a book by God seeking lost men.
there are 3 persons, all having the same substance. These
3 persons are infinitely coexistent, coeternal, and coequal. They
each have their own "natures". For
evidence of this we look to the holy Bible and scripture.
The plurality of
God is is also demonstrated in Genesis 1:26 where Jehovah says;
"Let us make man in our image, after our
likeness." It's obvious God is not talking to angels here.
Since we know from Isaiah 43:10-11 that there is not any God
other than Jehovah (aka: Yahweh, I Am, Yeshua/Jesus), then Jehovah is talking to the Son and the
Holy Spirit --who are equal in substance to Jehovah. This
plurality is repeated in Scripture often enough. For
instance at the Tower of Babel Jehovah says in Genesis 11:7,
"let us go down, and there confound their language."
Something that is very germane to this discussion is that Jesus performed miracles in His own name. And Jesus forgave sins in His own name.
And what power did Jesus have to call on the other two (Father & Holy Spirit)? In John 15:26 Jesus said: "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me." Why did Jesus have this power? Jesus answered this while speaking to His apostles. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." Matthew 28:18
What happened before Jesus became
incarnate? In Luke 1:35 we read: "And the angel
answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee,
and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore
also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God."
And how do we know for certain there is a Son nature of God?
"I believe in One God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-Begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light; True God of True God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man......" part of the Creed of Nicea (A.D.325)
As graphic examples, try to imagine 3 flashlight beams aimed at the same spot. All 3 have different natures, yet all merge as One and the same. See the light of the Father and the light of Jesus being one and the same in this true Near Death Experience.
references as Jesus being God, including Thomas saying; "My Lord
and my God" to Jesus. See
Historic document from Clement helps us with the Trinity:
Note how Irenaeus'
passage below gives us an inkling of why we should pay attention
to Church Tradition. When he speaks of Clement - he tells us
that even Clement who was the 3rd head bishop from the apostles
--had listened to and spoken to the apostles. According to
Tertullian, writing in about 199 A.D., the Roman Church claimed
that Clement was ordained by Peter himself (De Praescript.,
xxxii). Most Catholics think of Clement as the 4th Pope. Clement
did leave us a writing of his. It was a letter to the Church at
Corinth. See some of this far below...
Holy Spirit is distinguished/separate
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