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Archive for May, 2011


The Holy Trinity

I didn’t write this, a dude called Faf Driscoll did. Heres the link to the article. I just summarized it for reference for myself. Thanks Driscoll!

Before the Trinity: Why Can’t There Be Three Different Gods?

Deuteronomy 6:4 = “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one”
Exodus 20:3 = “You shall have no other gods before me.”
1 Kings = Elijah and the prophets of Baal have the ‘God-off’ and Elijah shows his God is the REAL God = shows false Gods to be false and the true God to be TRUE.
Romans 1:22-23 = “Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles” + Romans 1:25 = “because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”
John 1:18 = “No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.”
1 Timothy 1:17 = “To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
1 Timothy 2:5 = “For there is one God…”
John 17:3 = “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
Isaiah 45:5, Deuteronomy 4:28,35+39, 1 Kings 8:60, Isaiah 40:18, Isaiah 46:9 – The doxology to end ALL doxologies (BOOM!)

Conclusion – There’s only one God.

”You believe that God is one: you do well. Even the demons believe that, and shudder. – James 2:19

God is ONE, the only, living, true God.

What about Jesus and the Holy Spirit? How CAN there be three personas, ONE God, in perfect unity?


What DOES the Bible have to say confirming the deity of Jesus as God the man, THE GOD MAN.
Colossians 1 = Jesus is THE image of the invisible God. By, through and in Him all things hold together.
Philippians 2:5-11 = Being in very nature God, didn’t consider equality with God something to be grasped, but humbled himself. Now he has the name above all names…BOOM!
John 1 = The Word is Jesus
John 8 = Jesus says “Before God was, I AM”…digging straight from God’s words way back in Exodus 3:14, Jesus commits MASSIVE blaspheme here if He’s not completely God.
John 10:30-31 = Jesus says;  “I and the Father are One”…that would seem to show that He is God!
John 20:28 = doubting Thomas puts his fingers in Jesus’ side and hands = “My Lord and my God!”
John 14:10 = Jesus speaks clearly of himself being God here; I am in the Father, and the Father in me!
ALL OF REVELATION = All the angels say GET UP when ppl fall down to them, and they say; “Only worship God!” but they are ok with everyone bowing to Jesus!.
Hebrews 1:3“Jesus is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…”
Hebrews 1:8, which sees God Himself even calling Jesus God, as it reads; “of the Son (Jesus), God says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.”

Revelation 22:13 and 1:8 = Alpha and Omega. Jesus is literally  the first and last of the Greek alphabet, He. Is. All.


Genesis 1 = the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Could just be the essence of God? So we kept digging…
Matthew 28 = The Great Commission = “Baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” = Jesus here DEFINATELY connects the Holy Spirit to God the Father and God the Son, so that’s a HUGE reason why!
Acts 28:25-36 = Sees the apostles arguing that the Holy Spirit himself spoke to the forefathers of Israel through the prophets! In the OT, when the Holy Spirit speaks, GOD speaks.

Romans 8, Hebrews 3:7 + 4:7, Acts 5:3-4 and Revelation 1:4-5 is helpful for investigating the God that is the Holy Spirit…a distinct persona from the Father and Son, as each play a distinctly different role, but all in perfect unity together.The most helpful was investigating the characteristics of the Holy Spirit that point to Him being God.

The Holy Spirit is Eternal: Hebrews 9:14
The Holy Spirit is Omnipresent (always present): Psalm 139:7-10
The Holy Spirit is Omniscient (all knowing): 1 Corinthians 2:10-11
The Holy Spirit is Omnipotent (all powerful): Luke 1:35-37
The Holy Spirit is HOLY: Romans 1:4


If the Father isn’t God, then He isn’t the ONE true God as He claims.
If Jesus didn’t come as fully God and fully man, fully crucified and resurrected, we can’t be regenerated. We are saved by the blood of the Son.
If the Holy Spirit didn’t exist as His own persona but still completely God, we can’t be reconciled to God.
Salvation comes BY the regenerative work of the Spirit, THROUGH the blood of Jesus, TO the glory of God the Father.
There is One God, three personas, each serving a distinctly different role, but each in very nature, and equally to its others, God.