<<God in three persons>>

It is an incomprehensible mystery that God is one in essence of personality and will, yet exists in three distinct persons or forms – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 Tim 2:5). Each has a different function or operation yet they never act independently or in opposition to the others but rather in eternal, harmonious relationship. Although the word trinity is not

God is greater than anything we                                   can comprehend

found in the Bible, the concept is strongly evident as shown in the following: at the baptism of Jesus God the Father spoke, God the Son was baptised, and God the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus (Mt 3:16,17); Christ’s teaching was to baptise in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Mt 28:19); the Holy Spirit will come from the Father and tell you about Me, the Son (Jn 14:25-31, 15:26); Peter explained the day of Pentecost phenomenon as the activity of the Trinity (Act 2:32,33); what is often called the benediction sums up the Christian experience – the saving grace of the Son is that which gives access to the love of Father and the communion of the Spirit (2 Cor 13:14). Other verses where the multiple expression of God is mentioned include: Act 1:4,5; Rom 5:5; 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 1:3, 2:18; Col 2:8,9; 1 Thes 1:2-5; Tit 3:4-6; 1 Pet 1:2.

See also: deity, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ.

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