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God is One — God is Three
1 John 5:7
Here is another revelation of God that declares his solitariness as God. — God is Tri-Unity. We worship one God in the Trinity or Tri-Unity of his sacred Persons. We do not have three Gods. But we have one God, who subsists in three distinct Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. And these three Persons, equal in all things, are one God.
Without question, clear, biblical instruction is needed about this. Multitudes fall prey to the many heretical cults (And they are all heretical cults.) which deny the doctrine of the trinity and the eternal deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In these days of unity at any price, denominations, churches, and preachers who deny these essential facts are even embraced as Christian by many. Such compromise is both unbiblical and intolerable.
We worship one God and adore each of the divine Persons as the God of all grace by whom we are saved. It must be acknowledged that it is an utter impossibility for sinful mortals to understand, much less explain, the mystery of the holy Trinity. No mortal can comprehend the being of the infinite God. The doctrine of holy trinity is, indeed, an unfathomable mystery. But it is thoroughly biblical.
From the very beginning God revealed that there are three Persons in the godhead (Deuteronomy 6:4). God the Father created all things through his Son, the Word (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3). God the Spirit moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:2). God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). And God promised to send his Son, the Seed of the woman, to redeem fallen man (Genesis 3:15).
In the New Testament, the doctrine of the Trinity is expressly declared (1 John 5:7), and frequently represented to us. At the baptism of Christ (Matthew 3:16-17) the Father spoke from heaven, the Son was baptized in the Jordan river, and the Spirit descended in the form of a dove. In the baptismal ordinance established by our Lord (Matthew 28:19), we are required to baptize believing sinners “in the name (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” In the Apostolic benediction given in 2nd Corinthians 13:14, all three persons in the godhead are identified. And our Savior himself plainly declares the Trinity of Persons in the Godhead in John 14:16.
One God in Three Persons
The Word of God sets forth one God in three Persons. The Father is God (Romans 1:7). The Son is God (Hebrews 1:8). And the Holy Ghost is God (Acts 5:3-4). — “And these three are one.” Though the Son is voluntarily subject to the Father, and the Spirit is voluntarily subject to the Son and the Father in the covenant of redemption and grace, for the salvation of God’s elect (Ephesians 1:3-14), there is no subordination of Persons in the Godhead.