The Bible teaches that there is only one true God.
…Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. Isa 43:10
“This is what the Lord says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. Isa 44:6
The Bible also teaches that there are three Persons in the one God.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Mt 28:19
Notice it does not say in the “names” but “name” of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit revealing that it is a composite or unified one, not an absolute numeric three names.
The Bible also teaches that the three Persons are distinct identities.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Mt 3:16,17
Jesus is coming out of the water, the Holy Spirit is descending down on Jesus, and the Father is speaking from heaven to the people demonstrating that the three are distinct.
The Holy Trinity can be best understood if compared to three identical triplets with the same DNA. Each triplet will be distinct with his own personality due to epigenetic modification, but since they all came from the original zygote, all have identical DNA, making them truly one essence, yet three distinct persons.
LOVING FATHER, ARCHITECT OF ALL
FAITHFUL SON, AND BUILDER OF GOD’S GREAT HALL
YOU ARE THE MASTER, YOU ARE THE CRAFTSMAN
SUCH A TREASURE YOU BESTOWED
SENDING YOUR HOLY SPIRIT
TO GUIDE US WHEREVER WE GO
God the Father is the planner Isa 46:10, 11; Eph 3:10,11 the architect of everything Heb 3:4.
God the Son is the actual builder Heb 3:3 of all things Col 1:16; Jn 1:3. He was the Master Craftsman Pr 8:30 NKJV when the Father planned creation. Jesus built His spiritual house (church) Heb 3:6 through His death and resurrection.
Peter describes God’s house with Jesus as the corner stone 1 Pe 2:7,8 / living stone 1 Pe 2:4 and his disciples as living stones 1 Pe 2:5.
Jesus asked God the Father to send His Holy Spirit Jn 14:16, 17 to guide us into all truth Jn 16:13.
UNITED IN PURPOSE, DISTINCT IN PERSON
LOVING, MERCIFUL AND TRUE
THREE PERSONS IN ONE NATURE
A HOLY TRINITY ARE YOU
Epigenetics: is the mechanism by which environmental changes alter the behaviour of our genes. This involves a process known as methylation, which occurs when a chemical known as methyl, which floats around the inside of our cells, attaches itself to our DNA. When it does so, it can inhibit or turn down the activity of a gene and block it from making a particular version of a protein in our bodies.” Crucially, all sorts of life events can affect DNA methylation levels in our bodies: diet, illnesses, aging, chemicals in the environment, smoking, drugs and medicines.
|The Trinity is united in fulfilling the Father’s purpose to save mankind, yet each person has a distinct role (Father: plans/ Son: executes plan/ Holy Spirit completes plan).
Persons and nature are two different categories. Example: three identical triplets (each forms His own identity through epigenetics) but all three have the same identical DNA.
You can have three light sources of blue, red and green shining on one spot and it will produce white light. The lights (persons) are three different colors (identities) but they form one light color (nature).
AUTHOR OF OUR SALVATION THROUGH YOUR GRACE
YOU SENT JESUS TO DIE IN OUR PLACE
THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN
OUT OF THE TWO YOU CREATED ONE MAN
RECONCILING BOTH THROUGH YOUR CROSS
FOR YOU ARE THE GOD THAT CAME TO SAVE THE LOST
|Before God created the world Rev 13:8, the Father’s plan Eph 3:9,10,11 was for Jesus to be the Saviour of the world Jn 3:16.
Jesus through His sacrifice brought both Jews and Gentiles together into one body Eph 2:14.
HOLY SPIRIT YOU POUR YOUR OIL UPON OUR HEADS
WITH LOVING POWER YOU REVIVE THE SOULS THAT ONCE WERE DEAD
RENEWING OUR MINDS TO THE WORD OF CHRIST
TEACHING US TRUTH YOU PAID THE PRICE
AND THOUGH TODAY WE SEE A DIM REFLECTION
SOON WE WILL KNOW YOUR COMPLETE PERFECTION
|The Holy Spirit’s role is to conform us into the image of Christ 2 Co 3:18 through His guidance and teaching of the Word Jn 16:13. His truths renew our minds Ro 12:2 and refreshes us when trials discourages our hope.
Today, we only comprehend a small portion of God’s plan 1 Co 13:12, but when we are in God’s presence we will understand fully.
|For a more complete understanding of the Trinity see http://morningdevotions.se/the-trinity