*In this analogy, notice that each color fully takes the shape of the white area, teaching that each Person of the Trinity is fully God (1 x 1 x 1 = 13), three Persons in one God, not parts of God (1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 =1). God is one “What” (what God is made of—essence) and three “Who’s” (who God is—Persons). A “person” here is defined not a separate being or individual, but rather a distinct center of consciousness within the one divine essence. Each person is fully God, sharing the same divine essence, yet distinct in relation and role.

  1. The Father’s Plan: Creation and Redemption

“Let Us make man in Our image…” – Gen 1:26

God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit created man in Their image. The Father planned creation, the Son formed man, and the Holy Spirit was breathed into Adam activating physical and spiritual life. The Father’s desire was for man to freely choose to love Him.

  1. The Son’s Sacrifice: Redemption and Resurrection

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” – Jn 3:16

God sent Jesus to take our place and pay for our sins. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus executed the Father’s plan, defeating death and offering eternal life to all who believe.

  1. The Holy Spirit’s Work: Completer of the Plan

“He will glorify Me, for He will receive from Me and will declare it to you…” – Jn 16:14

The Holy Spirit works to apply the benefits of Jesus’ redemptive work by giving new life to believers through the conviction of the Gospel, empowering us to live for Christ and transforming us into His image.

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear. Isa 59:2

For the wages of sin is death. Ro 6:23a

 For you know that you were not redeemed from your vain way of life inherited from your fathers with perishable things, like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Pe 1:18,19

but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and do works proving their repentance. Ac 26:20

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Gal  2:20

Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Ac 2:38

To repent means to turn away from sin and turn toward God. Baptism physically illustrates the death and resurrection into spiritual life with God. Going under the water symbolizes dying to your old self, and coming up out of the water represents rising to new life under Jesus’ rule.

SUMMARY (with added details):

  1. The Father’s Plan: Creation and Redemption

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” – Gen 1:26

This statement reveals a conversation within the Trinity—God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. From the beginning of Creation, the Father’s role was as the planner. The Son’s task was to execute the Father’s plan, while the Holy Spirit’s role was to reside in man, serving as the communication link between man and God.

Then the Lord God formed man of the dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. – Gen 2:7

The Son, as agent formed Adam from the dirt and then breathed into his nostrils, the Holy Spirit—the grantor of physical and spiritual life (Ro 8:11, Jn 6:63).  This aligns with the New Testament revelation in Colossians 1:16, which tells us that “all things have been created through Him and for Him,” and that Jesus breathed in the Holy Spirit as He breathed on His disciples in John 20:22. The Father planned the creation of man, the Son formed man from the ground, and then the Holy Spirit was breathed into Adam, activating physical and spiritual life.

The Father desired that man love the Godhead willingly and without coercion. Therefore, He established a command to allow mankind to choose either obedience to God’s will or the pursuit of their own path, as suggested by the serpent’s promise of becoming like God. This test would distinguish those who freely loved God and would become His adopted children. Those who chose to reject His command would be separated from God, experiencing the consequences of their choice—spiritual and physical death, and a life apart from God’s love and guidance.

  1. The Son’s Sacrifice: Redemption and Resurrection

He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. – 1 Pe 1:20

Even before creation, the Father had a plan to redeem a lost world. His love for us is so great that He devised a way to bring us back to Him, despite our sins.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. – Jn 3:16

God the Father sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to take our place and pay the price for our sins. Through His death on the cross, Jesus bore the punishment we deserved. Through His resurrection, He defeated death, offering eternal life to all who believe.

  1. The Holy Spirit’s Work: New Life and Transformation

I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, that He may be with you forever: – Jn 14:16

After Jesus completed His work on earth, the Father and the Son sent the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives new life to those who believe, empowering us to live for Christ and transforming us into His image.

Holy Trinity

For those critics who reject the Trinity, ponder on this one question. Why would Satan try to duplicate the Trinity if it wasn’t true?

The Dragon (the Devil) represents the Father, the Beast (the Antichrist) depicts the Son, and the second Beast (the False Prophet) acts like the Holy Spirit. Just as God, the Father, has vested all authority in His Son, Jesus, the Dragon has vested all his power with the Antichrist. Jesus Christ (Son) performed miracles, preached the Kingdom of God, died, and rose again to save humanity.

The Beast (Antichrist) performs signs and wonders to deceive, suffers a mortal wound, and is miraculously healed, imitating Jesus’ resurrection to gain followers (Rev 13:3, 13:12). And just as the Holy Spirit exalts Christ and points people to Him, the False Prophet exalts the Antichrist and directs people to pay homage to Him. He also performs miracles to deceive and enforces the mark of the Beast (Rev 13:13-16).

The True Trinity seeks to save humanity, bring eternal life, and establish God’s Kingdom. The False Trinity seeks to deceive humanity, bring destruction, and establish Satan’s dominion on earth.

The False Trinity in Revelation 13 is a diabolical parody of the Holy Trinity, designed to deceive and lead humanity astray. The Dragon (Satan) tries to usurp the role of God the Father, the Beast (Antichrist) mimics Jesus Christ, and the False Prophet imitates the Holy Spirit. Through deception, false miracles, and enforced worship, this unholy trio seeks to oppose and counterfeit the redemptive work of the true Triune God. The ultimate goal of the False Trinity is to lead people away from the truth of God’s salvation and into spiritual destruction.