The Holy Trinity – Scriptures that should not be ignored.


1 Timothy 3:16 – And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.

1) The Jews understood that Jesus claimed to be God.

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple.” John 8:58-59 (I notice that He did not say, “You are wrong. Instead He hid Himself.)

John 10:30-33 – Jesus answered them, “I and My Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

John 5:17,18 – “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” Therefore the Jews sought to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

2) Jesus told His disciples how they could know Him:

John 14:9-11 – Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”

3) We are commanded not only to honor Him, but also to worship Him just as we do the Father:

“For by Him (Jesus, the Word) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:” Colossians 1:16

Revelation 14:7 “…and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

John 5:23 – …that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

For the glory of this One (Jesus) is much greater than that of Moses, as much as the honor of the builder of the house is greater than his building. Hebrews 3:3-4

        A. He received worship from men. He did not refuse it and we are not warned against this:

Matthew 2:2 – “Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

 John 9:38 — “You have already seen Him,” Jesus answered. “He is the One speaking with you.” Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.

Matthew 28:17 — When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

Matthew 14:33 — Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

Luke 24:52 And they worshiped Him (Jesus) and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

Matthew 14:33 And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Matthew 28:09  Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” They came to Him, grasped His feet, and worshiped Him.

Ephesians 1:20-21 … which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.

          B. Angels worshiped Christ Jesus:

Hebrews 1:6 — But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.”

4) These New Testament Bible passages speak clearly telling us that Christ is God.

Colossians 2:9 – For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily

John 1:1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made… 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son  from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Hebrews 1:8-9 – But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

5) The prophets and New Testament writers identified Jesus through His name and titles. Many titles given to Christ are used to describe Yahweh. Clearly Yahweh is called our Redeemer and Savior – as is Christ Jesus the Lord.

Jesus is God’s only begotten Son and also known as Emmanuel, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, Wonderful,  Counselor, Redeemer, Savior, King of kings, Lord of lords, Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Living Word, Lord and God and the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 44:6 “Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.

Isaiah 59:20  And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name. He will surely plead their cause,that he may give rest to the earth, but unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon.

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Revelation 5:9 (To the Lamb) And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

John 20:28 – And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son…

Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Isaiah 43:10,11 – “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.” Revelation 1:17-18; Revelation 2:8

Titus 2:11,13 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people…waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Isaiah 44:6 – (God is the Redeemer) Thus saith the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last, And beside Me there is no God.

2 Peter 1:1 (Jesus is the Redeemer) – “To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ”

Acts 20:28 – (God purchased us with His own blood) Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Revelation 1:5-6;  – (Jesus’ blood purchased us)and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—

Revelation 5:8 “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Revelation 1:8 (God is called the Alpha and Omega. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega.) – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 22:13 – “I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”… 22:16 – “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.”

6) Jesus tells us what will happen to unbelievers.

John 8:58 – Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

John 8:24 – “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM [He], you will die in your sins.”

John 14:6-7 – Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, the truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

7) Jesus alone is the Potentate, King of kings, Lord of lords, has immortality and Jesus holds everlasting power.

1 Timothy 6:14-16 – “our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.”

8) Biblical facts teach the Holy Spirit as a person of the eternal Godhead. The Holy Spirit has characteristics and abilities as those of a Person including that He was lied to.

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? Acts 5:3

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”Acts 2:4

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 13:2

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

By this arrangement the Holy Spirit was showing that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. Hebrews 9:8

But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them. Isaiah 63:10

9) There are clues throughout the Bible as to the plurality of God.

The eternal God who is and was and is to come, is One; He describes Himself using  plural pronouns, i.e., “Let us make man in our image…” and reveals Himself as three Persons in one Godhead.

Gen. 1:26, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Gen. 3:22,

“Then the Lord God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.'”Gen. 11:7

“Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”Gen. 19:24

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 7 You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You.”This is quoted in Heb. 1:8

“But of the Son He [God] says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.”

Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!'”

Isaiah 48:16, “Come near to Me [God], listen to this: From the first I have not spoken in secret. From the time it took place, I was there. And now the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit.”

10) The Bible teaches the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as entities and as One.

 A) The Bible teaches that the Lord our God is One LORD, but there is fullness to the Godhead.

And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one. (Consider what this means when we think of all that is said about Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form. Colossians 2:9

“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and GODHEAD; so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20

8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ. 9For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form. 10And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2

B) Scripture teaches that Christ was born of Mary and conceived by the Holy Spirit of God. This meant that He was both human and God. He received His human nature from Mary and His God Nature from Yahweh.

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. Luke 1:35

C) There is no question that Jesus prayed to the Father and that the Father is a Person who is God.

John 6:27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on Him God the Father has set his seal.”

       D. We are told to be baptised in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…Matthew 28:19

Acts 8:12 – But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, they were baptized, both men and women.

E. The three are spoken of together in several places:

1 Peter 1:2 To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

F. God divided time into periods or spaces. While God has always revealed Himself through His word, also, during the period prior to Jesus life on earth, God revealed Himself primarily as the Father who taught Israel the law and who sent prophets into the world. During the period when Christ Jesus our Lord lived upon earth, God revealed Himself through the Son who was His express image and who showed us the love, mercy, and grace of God. During the period after Christ (also the period in which you and I live), God is revealing Himself through the Holy Spirit. Christ sent the Holy Spirit after He ascended back to the Father and He has come to convict and to help, to indwell and to instruct those who receive Christ.

Therefore having been exalted at the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He has poured out this which you are both seeing and hearing.
Acts 2:33

G) The Biblical name of God in the original manuscripts is YHWH. Some write this as Yahweh, some as Jehovah, and some as LORD. God, however, translated His name as I AM that I AM.

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”God said to Moses, “ I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘ I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:13-14

H) Under the New Covenant we are told:

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Luke 10:17 – And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through THY NAME
John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME.

Acts 4:30 – By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the NAME OF THEY HOLY CHILD JESUS.

Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 3:12-16 – And when Peter saw [it], he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, HATH GLORIFIED HIS SON JESUS; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go…And HIS NAME through faith in HIS NAME hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
John 8:58 – JESUS SAID unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM.

Mark 16:17 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Acts 8:12 – But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, they were baptized, both men and women.

Philippians 2: 9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME: That at the NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.

 

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