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THE DIVINE TRINITY OF GODHEAD

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THE DIVINE TRINITY OF GODHEAD

When we say there is God, for Christians we have a divergence opinion totally diverse from all other religions.

We believe that there is a self-existent, self-conscious person of infinite perfection, who works all things according to a predetermined plan and a personal being who is the origin of all things. He transcends the entire creation, but is at the same time immanent in every part of it.

We believe that there are three persons in Godhead, to which we refer as The Divine TRINITY (TRI-UNITY)

THE WORD GOD

This means, Deity – Supreme Being- Divine One.

THERE ARE SIX MAIN HEBREW WORDS FOR GOD AND ONE FOR GREEK

-         ELOHIM (2,701 times) plural of Eloah – meaning Gods, The Supreme Beings, The Creators.

-         YEHOVAH (6,437 times) Self-existent one or an Eternal One. This is           the Jewish National name of God.

-         EL (220 times) Strength – The strong, Mighty or the Almighty.

-         ELOAH (56 times) Deity, God, The Divine One.

-         ELAH (76 times) God

-         TSUR ( 1 time) Rock, Refuge

-         THEOS (1,284times) This is one major Greek word for God, Deity or the Supreme Being (God)

SOME OF THE FALLACIES ABOUT THE TRINITY

That there is only one person or one being called God.

That there is a difference in meaning of three human person and three divine persons.

That the term Father, Son and the Holy Spirit refer to three manifestation of one person or one being.

That the father is the only person who is divine, the Son was created by the Father, and the Holy Spirit was created by the Son.

That God consist of three person or three beings in one being

That the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are essential parts of one being, just as a man is made up of body, soul and spirit.

That God is a complex person and so it is folly to seek to explain the Trinity.

That the Trinity is beyond human comprehension and bewilders the most leaned

That the Trinity is not an O.T revelation

That God has no body, bodily parts or passions like human beings nothing of the bodily nature.

That God is invisible reality and cannot be seen by natural eyes.

That God is a universal mind, conscience, Love, Goodness, and power filling all space and matter.

That there is nothing on earth to resemble him

That God cannot be comprehended by the senses but by the soul, for he is above sensuous perceptions

The image of God consists only of moral and spiritual likeness.

That all statements of God having a body with bodily parts are mere figures of speech conveying some idea of God to man.

That Jesus Christ is the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

That Jesus is the one God and the Jehovah of the O.T

 

-         All such statements are unscriptural in the extreme and are contradicted          by thousands of plain passages about God (Rom 1:20)

PROOFS OF DIVINE TRINITY OR TRI-UNITY

What we mean by the Divine Trinity is that there are three separate and distinct persons in the Godhead, each one having his own personal spirit, soul and body. In the same sense each human being, angel or any other being has his own body, soul and spirit. We mean by body, whether a spirit body (Celestial) or a flesh (Terrestrial) body, the house for the indwelling of the personal soul and spirit.

The soul is that which feels and the spirit is that which knows. The Doctrine of the Trinity can be clearly seen, being understood by the visible things that are made, even to his external power and Godhead (Romans 1:20)

What on earth was created in the image and likeness of God? Man (Gen 1:26-28).

This implies that whatever interpretation we apply to man is also applicable to God.

God may have any kind of body not necessarily flesh body – 1 Cor. 15:35-38

I submit the following facts to prove a Divine Trinity of separate persons in the Godhead.

The word ONE means one in unity as well as in number. It means unity in 1Jn. 5:7, Jn. 17:11, 21-23. And yet these three persons, the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit are spoken of as one each in number and individuality in the scripture. There is one God the Father, one Lord Jesus Christ and One Holy Spirit 1 Cor. 8:6, Eph 4:3-6. There are three separate persons in Divine individuality and plurality the Father is called God. 1 Cor.8:6 The son is called God Is. 9:6-7, Heb 1:8, Jn. 1:1-2, and the Holy Spirit is called God - Acts 5:3-4. As individual persons each can be called God and collectively, they can be spoken of as one God because of their perfect unity.

The word God is used either as singular or a plural word like sheep.

Everything that could be spoken of God collectively applies equally to each members of the Godhead, as an individual, but there are some things that are said of each person of the deity as to position, office and work that could not be spoken of other members of the Godhead. The father is the head of Christ 1Cor. 11:3, the Son is the only begotten of the Father 2 Jn. 3. The Holy Spirit proceeds from both the father and the Son Jn. 14:16, Acts 2:24.

Names of God prove plurality of person Elohim is the word in Gen1:1 and over 2,700 other places in the Old Testament. It is a plural noun meaning Gods: Gen 3:22

Two and Three persons called God have been seen by the same man at the same time and places as being separate persons. Dan. 7:9-14, Mtt. 3:16-17, Jn. 1:31-34, Acts 7:54 -60, Rev 6:16, Rev 7:9-17.

Two Lords are mentioned in Gen19:24, one on earth and one in Heaven.

Two Lords are mentioned sitting side by side Ps110:1-5. Mtt. 22:44, Mtt 26:64, Acts 2:33-34, Acts 7:54-56, Ro 8:34, Eph 1:20, Col 3:1

Two persons are mentioned and required in order to understand the plain language of Ps. 2, Ps. 89:19, Prov. 30:4, Is. 4:2. Mic. 5:1-5, Jer. 23:4-8, Zeck3:8-10, Zeck6:12-13. In these passages one is anointed becomes the son of, is sent by, is taught by, and becomes the servant of the other, and both are called Lord.

Three self acting person – The Lord God, The messiah, and the Holy Spirit are referred to as blessing, anointing, sending and doing things for one and other in Is 11:2, Is. 42:1-7, Is. 48:16, Is 59:21, Is 61:1-3, Is 63:1-14.

Two persons are referred to many times in the NT. Mtt 11:27, Lk. 23:46, Jn. 1:1-2, Jn. 5:19 – 20, Jn. 14:1 – 9; Jn. 16:15; Jn. 17:3; Acts 2:38 – 39; Phil. 2:5 -11; Eph. 3:5; Col. 1:15; 2 Thess. 2:16 – 17; Heb. 1:1 – 3; Rev. 20:6; Rev. 22:3.

Two or three persons are mentioned in the introductions to NT. Books, Rom. 1:1 – 4; I Cor. 1:3; Jas. 1:1; I Pt. 1:1 – 3; 2 Jn. 3; Rev. 1:1 – 6.

There are three distinct and separate witnesses that bear witness of Christ. I Jn. 5:5 – 11. Both God and man require this many personal and separate witnesses to confirm any point. Mtt. 18:16; 2 Cor. 13:1.

The words THROUGH and BY used of Jesus and the holy Spirit but not once of the Father prove God The Father to be a separate person and the Head and director of all things done by and through them. I Cor. 3:23; I Cor. 11:3; Jn. 10:29; Jn. 14:28; Acts 2:33 – 34.

In the last book of the Bible, The Trinity is seen as working together in all things. Rev. 1:4 – 6; Rev. 4:5; Rev. 5:6; Rev. 21:10; Rev. 22:17.

 

NAMES, TITLES, OFFICES OF THE DIVINE TRINITY

NAMES OF GOD THE FATHER

God (Gen. 1:1)

Lord God (Gen. 2:4 – 22)

Most High God (Gen. 4:18 – 22)

The Almighty God (Gen.17:1)

The Everlasting God (Gen. 21:33)

The God of Heaven (Gen. 24:3)

The God of the Earth (Gen. 24:3)

The Lord God of Heaven (Gen. 24:7)

God Almighty (Gen. 28:3)

The Mighty God (Gen. 49:24)

The God of Abraham (Exo. 3:6)

The God of Isaac (Exo. 3:6)

The God of Jacob (Exo. 3:6)

I AM (Exo. 3:13 – 15)

God of the Hebrews (Exo. 5:3)

Jehovah (Exo. 6:3)

God of Israel (Exo. 24:10)

Jealous (Exo. 34:14)

God of the Spirit of all flesh (Num. 16:22)

The God of gods (Deut. 10:17)

The Eternal God (Deut. 33:27)

The Living God (Josh. 3:10)

Lord God of Israel (Josh. 22:16)

Lord God of gods (Josh. 3:10)

Strength of Israel (I Sam. 15:29)

The Rock (2 Sam. 22:3)

God of my Rock (2 Sam. 22:3)

God of the Rock of my Salvation

The Rock of Israel (2 Sam. 23:3)

The God of David (2 Chron. 34:3)

The Righteous God (Ps. 17:9)

Fortress (Ps. 18:2)

Deliverer (Ps. 18:2)

Strength (Ps. 18:2)

Buckler (Ps. 18:2)

The Horn of Salvation (Ps. 18:2)

High Tower (Ps. 18:2)

The Horn of Salvation (Ps. 18:4 – 6)

The God of Glory (Ps. 29:3)

The God of Truth (Ps. 31:5)

JAH (Ps. 68:4)

The Most High (Ps. 91:1, 9)

The Almighty (Ps. 91:1)

Refuge (Ps. 91:2,9)

Holy One of Israel (Isa. 30:15)

The Glorious Lord (Isa. 23:21)

The Creator (Isa. 23:21)

The Lord God of Hosts (Isa. 22:5)

The Lord thy Saviour and Redeemer (Isa. 60:16)

The Mighty One of Jacob (Isa. 60:16)

The Lord of Hosts (Jer. 7:3,21)

The True God (Jer. 10:10; Jn.17:3)

The Great and Mighty God (Jer. 32:18)

The God of all Flesh (Jer. 32:27)

Ancient of Days (Dan. 7:9,22)

The God of Judgment (Mal. 2:17)

God of the Living (Mk. 12:27)

The Incorruptible God (Rom. 1:23)

God of Patience and Consolation (Rom. 15:5)

The God of Hope (Rom. 15:13)

The God of Peace (Rom. 16:20)

God of all Comfort (2 Cor. 1:3)

God of Love and Peace (2 Cor. 13:11)

The Living and True God (I Thess. 1:9)

The only Wise God (I Tim. 1:17)

The Blessed and Only Potentate, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords (I Tim. 6:15 – 16)

The Great God (Tit. 2:13; Rev. 19:17)

God the Judge of all (Heb. 12:23)

God the Father (I Peter 1:2; 2 Jn. 3)

The God of all Grace (I Peter 5:10)

The Only Lord God (Jude 4)

Lord God Almighty (Rev. 4:8, 11:17, 15:3,16:7, 21:22)

The Lord and Omnipotent (Rev. 19:6)

The Lord God of the holy Prophets (Rev. 22:6)

 

NAMES OF GOD THE SON

Seed of the woman (Gen. 3:15)

Jehovah (The Lord, Gen. 19:24; Ps. 101:, 5)

Shiloh (Gen. 49:10)

The Star of Jacob (Num. 24:17)

Prophet (Dt. 18:15; Lk. 24:19)

Rock of Salvation (Dt. 32:15)

The Anointed (Ps. 2:2)

Days Man (Job 9:33)

The Son (Ps. 2:12; Heb. 3:6)

Sanctuary (Isa. 8:14)

Stone of Stumbling (Isa. 8:14)

Rock of Offence (Isa. 8:14)

Wonderful (Isa. 9:6)

Counsellor (Isa. 9:6)

The Mighty God (Isa. 9:6)

The Everlasting Father (Isa. 9:6)

The Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6)

The Rod Out of Jesse (Isa. 11:1)

The Branch (Isa. 11:1; Zech. 3:8; 6:12)

An Ensign of the People (Isa. 11:10)

My Servant (Isa. 42:1; Matt. 12:18)

My Elect (Isa. 42:1)

Polished Shaft (Isa. 49:2)

The Redeemer (Isa. 59:20)

The Angel of His Presence (Isa. 63:9)

The Lord our Righteousness (Jer. 23:6)

Plant Renowned (Ezek. 34:29)

Messiah (Dan. 9:25, Jn. 4:25)

The Judge of Israel (Mic. 5:1)

The Desire of all Nations (Hag. 2:7)

The Man that is my Fellow (Zech. 13:7)

Refiner and Purifier (Mal. 3:3)

Son of Righteousness (Mal. 4:2)

Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:1)

The Son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1)

The Son of David (Matt. 1:1; 9:27)

Christ (Matt. 1:17; 2:4)

Jesus (Matt. 1:21)

Emmanuel (Matt. 1:23)

King of the Jews (Matt. 2:2; 21:5)

Governor (Matt. 2:6)

Nazarene (Matt. 2:23)

The Son of God (Matt. 4:3)

Master (Matt. 8:19)

The Son of Man (Matt. 8:20)

Physician (Matt. 9:20)

The Bridegroom (Matt. 9:15)

The Friend of Sinners (Matt. 11:19)

The Beloved (Matt. 12:18)

The Sower of the Seed (Matt. 13:3)

The Son of the Highest (Lk. 1:32)

The Horn of Salvation (Lk. 1:32)

The Day Spring (Lk. 1:78)

Christ the Lord (Lk. 2:11)

Saviour (Lk. 2:11)

Jesus of Nazareth (Lk. 4:34)

Holy One of God (Lk. 4:34)

The Word (Jn. 1:1 – 2)

The Consolation of Israel (Lk. 2:25)

Salvation (Lk. 2:30)

God (Jn. 1:1- 3; 20:25; Heb. 1:8)

The True Light (Jn. 1:9)

Only Begotten Son (Jn. 1:18; 3:16)

Lamb of God (Jn. 1:29; Rev.

The King of Israel (Jn. 1:49)

Teacher (Jn. 3:2)

Saviour of the world (Jn. 4:14)

Gift of God (Jn. 4:10)

The Bread of God (Jn. 6:33)

The Bread of life (Jn. 6:35, 45 – 51

Light of the world (Jn. 8:12)

Door of the Ship (Jn. 10:7)

The Good Shepherd (Jn. 10:1)

The Way, the Truth and the Life (Jn. 14:6)

The Vine (Jn. 15:1 – 😎

Lord and God (Jn. 20:28)

Holy One and Just (Acts 3:14)

The Holy Child Jesus (Acts 4:27)

A Peace and a Saviour (Acts 5:31)

Lord of all (Acts 10:36)

A Propitiation (Acts Rom 3:25; I John 2:2)

Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 6:23)

The Deliverer (Rom. 11:26)

Christ Jesus (I Cor. 1:8; I Tim. 2:5)

The Power of God (I Cor. 1:24)

The Wisdom of God (I Cor. 1:24)

Sanctification (I Cor. 1:30)

Lord of Glory (I Cor. 2:8)

Our Passover (I Cor. 5:7)

Spiritual Rock (I Cor. 10:4)

Christ the First Fruits (I Cor. 15:23)

The Last Adam (I Cor. 16:45)

The Second Man (Adam) (I Cor. 15:45 – 47)

Image of God (2 Cor. 4:4)

Seed of Abraham (Gal. 3:29)

The Beloved (Eph. 1:6)

Chief Corner Stone (Eph. 1:6)

Head off the Church (Col. 1:18)

First Born from the Dead (Col. 1:18)

Christ our Lord (I Tim. 1:12)

Mediator (I Tim. 2:4 – 5)

The Man Christ Jesus (I Tim. 2:5)

Ransom for all (I Tim, 2:6)

Seed of David (2 Tim. 2:8)

Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour (Tit. 1:4)

Brightness of His Glory (Heb. 1:3)

Express Image of His Person (Heb. 1:3)

Upholder of all things (Heb. 1:3)

Captain of Salvation (Heb. 2:10)

The Apostle and High Priest of our profession (Heb. 3:1)

Forerunner (Heb. 6:20)

Minister of the Sanctuary (Heb. 8:2)

Testation (Heb. 9:16 – 17)

Author and the finisher of our Faith (Heb. 12:2)

Great Shepherd of the Sheep (Heb. 13:20)

Shepherd Bishop of Souls (I Peter 2:25)

Chief Shepherd (I Peter 5:4)

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:11)

Day Star (2 Peter 1:19)

Advocate (I Jn. 2:1)

Jesus Christ the Righteous (I Jn. 2:1)

Eternal Life (I Jn. 5:20)

Faithful Witness (Rev. 1:5)

First Begotten of the Dead (Rev. 1:5)

Prince of the kings of the Earth (Rev. 1:5)

Alpha and Omega (Rev. 1:8,21:6)

The beginning and the Ending (Rev. 1:8)

The First and the Last (Rev. 2:8)

Morning Star (Rev. 2:28)

The Amen (Rev. 3:14)

Faithful and True Witness (Rev. 3:14)

Beginning of Creation – The One who began creating all things through the Father (Rev. 3:14; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:15 – 18)

Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5)

The Root of David (Rev. 5:5)

The Word of God (Rev. 19:13)

King of Kings, Lord of Lords (Rev. 19:16)

Root and Offspring of David (Rev. 22:16)

Bright and Morning Star (22:16)

NAMES OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

Spirit of God (Gen. 1:2, 41:38; Matt. 3:16; I Cor. 2:11 – 14)

Spirit of Wisdom (Ex. 28:3; Dt. 34:9; Isa. 11:2; Eph 1:17)

The Spirit (Num. 11:17, 25; Ezek. 1:20; Gal. 6:8; Eph. 2:22)

His spirit (Num. 11:29; Ps. 106:33; Isa. 48:16; Rom. 8:11; I Cor. 2:10)

The Spirit of the Lord (Judges 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 13:25, 14:6,19; Lk. 4:18; 2 Cor. 3:17- 18)

The Spirit of Elijah (2 Kings 2:15; Lk. 1:17)

The Good Spirit (Neh. 9:20)

The Free Spirit (Ps.51:12)

The Spirit of Judgment (Isa. 4:4, 28:6)

The Spirit of Burning (Isa. 4:4)

Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding (Isa. 11:2)

Spirit of Counsel and Might (Isa. 11:2)

Spirit of Knowledge and Fear of the Lord (Isa. 11:2; 2Tim. 1:7)

Spirit of the Holy Gods (Dan.4:8 – 9; 18, 5:11)

Excellent Spirit (Dan. 5:12,6:3)

Spirit of the Gods (Dan. 5:14)

Spirit of Grace and Supplications (Zech. 12:10; Heb. 10:29)

The Holy Ghost (Matt. 1:18 – 20, 3:11, 12:31 – 32, 28:19; I Jn. 5:7)

The Spirit of your Father (Matt. 10:20)

The Power of the Highest (Lk. 1:35)

The Holy Spirit (Lk. 11:13)

The Comforter (Jn. 14:16, 26, 15:26)

The Spirit of Truth (Jn. 14:17; 15:26, 16:13; I Jn. 4:6, 5:6)

Spirit of Holiness (Rom. 1:4)

Spirit of Life (Rom. 8:2)

Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9; I Peter 1:11)

Spirit of Adoption (Rom 8:15)

Spirit of the Living God (2 Cor. 3:3)

Spirit of His Son (Gal. 4:6)

Holy Spirit of Promise (Eph. 1:13)

Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation (Eph. 1:17)

Holy Spirit of God (Eph. 4:30)

Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:19)

The Eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14)

The Spirit of glory (I Peter 4:14)

The Spirit of Prophecy (Rev. 19:10)

 

 

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On 9/24/2018 at 7:27 AM, issachiteministers said:

 

That Jesus Christ is the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

There are three separate persons in Divine individuality and plurality

 

 The first sentence sounds Modalistic, but the second sentence sounds Trinitarian.

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16 hours ago, Faber said:

 

 The first sentence sounds Modalistic, but the second sentence sounds Trinitarian.

That is exactly what it is.  The problem I believe is that the author of this post does not really understand trinitarianism.

 

On 9/24/2018 at 6:27 AM, issachiteministers said:

That the term Father, Son and the Holy Spirit refer to three manifestation of one person or one being.

Wrong!

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On 9/24/2018 at 7:27 AM, issachiteministers said:

 

In the last book of the Bible, The Trinity is seen as working together in all things. Rev. 1:4 – 6; Rev. 4:5; Rev. 5:6; Rev. 21:10; Rev. 22:17.

 

Hello Origin,

 It seems from the above that I cited that they do believe in the Trinity. I Googled the username and it goes to a site which is overseas (Nigeria). Maybe their English ability is not very clear (?) 

 

http://www.issachite.org/

 

 

Not sure... (?)

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22 minutes ago, Faber said:

 

Hello Origin,

 It seems from the above that I cited that they do believe in the Trinity. I Googled the username and it goes to a site which is overseas (Nigeria). Maybe their English ability is not very clear (?) 

 

http://www.issachite.org/

 

 

Not sure... (?)

I guess it could be that they have trouble expressing the content of their theology clearly.  If they are, they are really bad at it.

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10 minutes ago, Origen said:

I guess it could be that they have trouble expressing the content of their theology clearly.  If they are, they are really bad at it.

Boy do i understand that feeling :classic_smile:

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12 minutes ago, Becky said:

Boy do i understand that feeling :classic_smile:

It happens to us all every once in a while.

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