THE TRINITY OF GOD
There are many gods worshiped throughout the world, but there is only one true God. The Holy
Bible contains the story of this true God. This one God revealed in three distinct personalities
of the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are described in the Bible in terms of their
nature. When we speak of "nature" we mean basic qualities which describe God. These qualities
are also known as "attributes" which means "characteristics."
The Bible reveals that God is...
God has a triune nature. This means He has three distinct personalities, yet He is one God:
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.
The three persons of the Trinity of God are called God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and
the Holy Spirit. There are several Scriptures which confirm this triune nature of God. When
Jesus was being baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River, God spoke and the Holy Spirit
And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up
straightway out of the water: and, lo, the
heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting
And lo, a voice from Heaven saying, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Prior to returning to Heaven after His ministry on earth, Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit coming
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will
send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit
of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He
shall testify of me. (John 15:26)
The Apostle Peter spoke of the triune nature of God:
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ,
happy are ye; for the Spirit of glory and of God
resteth upon you: on their part He is evil
spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. (I
The Apostle Paul spoke of the Trinity in his writings:
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and
For what the law could not do, in that it was
weak through the flesh, God sending His own
Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin,
condemned sin in the flesh (Romans 8:2-3)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love
of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost,
be with you all. (II Corinthians 13:14)
For through Him (the Son) we both have access
by one Spirit unto the Father. (Ephesians 2:18)
The book of Acts also verifies the triune nature of God:
Therefore being by the right hand of God
exalted, and having received of the Father the
promise of the Holy Ghost, He (Jesus) hath shed
forth this, which ye now see and hear. (Acts
Here is a diagram that illustrates this three-faceted, triune nature:
??? Holy Spirit
The Trinity of God is eternal with no beginning and no ending:
Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all
Before the mountains were brought forth, or
ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art
God. (Psalms 90:1-2)
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and
called there on the name of the Lord, the
everlasting God. (Genesis 21:33)
The eternal nature of God is best illustrated by a circle. The circle has no visible starting
point or ending point, yet it exists:
The Eternal Nature Of God
God is a spirit. This means He is without flesh and blood and therefore invisible to the natural
eyes of man:
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must
worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)
God is the sovereign (greatest) power in all the universe. Read Ephesians l and Romans 9.
This means God is present everywhere:
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro
throughout the whole earth...
(II Chronicles 16:9)
The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
beholding the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? Or whither
shall I flee from Thy presence?
If I ascend up into Heaven, Thou art there: if
I make my bed in Hell, behold, Thou are there.
This means God knows all things:
...Thou knowest it altogether. (Psalms 139:4)
...God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all
things. (I John 3:20)
...But all things are naked and opened unto the
eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
This means God is all powerful:
...I am the Almighty God... (Genesis 17:1)
...With God all things are possible. (Matthew
...For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this;
that power belongeth unto God. (Psalms 62:11)
God does not change His person, nature,
purpose, or plans are concerned: For I am the
Lord, I change not... (Malachi 3:6)
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, to day, and for
ever. (Hebrews 13:8)
God is sinless, absolutely pure:
...Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am
holy. (Leviticus 19:2)
God is fair and impartial in judgment:
...A God of truth and without iniquity, just and
right is He.
God keeps His promises and is absolutely trustworthy.
...He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself.
(II Timothy 2:13)
God is good, kind, and desires your welfare:
The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies
are over all His works. (Psalms 145:9)
God shows mercy to sinful mankind:
...The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long
suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
Keeping mercy for thousands... (Exodus 34:6-7)
God shows undeserved kindness to sinful man:
...For I am gracious. (Exodus 22:27)
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. (Psalms 145:8)
God is love:
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is
love. (I John 4:8)
God shows deep understanding and keen discernment.
The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by
understanding hath He established the heavens.
God is not subject to natural and human limitations. He is not subject to the limitations of
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold,
the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot
contain thee: how much less this house that I
(I Kings 8:27)
He is not subject to the limitations of time:
The Lord shall reign for ever and ever. (Exodus
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Questions About God
Does God exist?
Who is God?
Is God real?
Is God dead?
What are the attributes of God? What is God like?
What does the Bible teach about the Trinity?
Can monotheism be proven?
What is Theology Proper / Paterology?
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?
Did God create evil?
Why does God allow the innocent to suffer?
Does God love everyone or just Christians?
Is God sovereign, or do we have a free will?
What are the different names of God, and what do they mean?
Where was God on September 11th?
Why doesn't God still perform miracles like He did in the Bible?
Does God hear / answer the prayers of a sinner / unbeliever?
Why does God love us?
Why was God so evident in the Bible and seems so hidden today?
Does God punish us when we sin?
Why is God a jealous God?
Who created God? Where did God come from?
How do I get the image of God as imposing and angry out of my mind?
Does God change His mind?
Has anyone ever seen God?
What does it mean to fear God?
Is it wrong to question God?
Is there anything God can't do?
Does God have a sense of humor?
Why is God so different in the Old Testament than He is in the New Testament?
Is God / the Bible sexist?
Why does God demand, seek, or request that we worship Him?
Is God fair?
Why did God command the extermination of the Canaanites?
Is God male or female?
What is YHWH? What is the tetragrammaton?
Does God make mistakes?
What does God look like?
Why does God allow sickness?
What does it mean that God is love?
Why does God create people when He knows they are going to go to hell?
Why does God allow evil men like Hitler and Saddam to come into power?
Does God tempt us to sin? What about Abraham in Genesis chapter 22?
What is deism? What do deists believe?
Does God still speak to us today?
Why does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis?
What was God doing before He created the universe?
What is God's will?
What is the immutability of God?
Could God create a rock so heavy He could not lift it?
Why does God refer to Himself in the plural in Genesis 1:26 and 3:22?
Why does God require faith?
Does God help those who help themselves?
Why does God allow birth defects?
Why does Scripture emphasize the right hand of God?
Does God have a physical body?
Can God sin? If God cannot sin, is He truly omnipotent?
What does it mean that God is infinite?
Why does God allow evil?
Why does Isaiah 45:7 say that God created evil?
Where is God now? Where is God when it hurts?
Does God want us to worship Him as Father?
Is it sometimes God's will for believers to be sick?
What is the key to truly knowing God?
How is belief in God any different from belief in a Flying Spaghetti Monster?
Why won't God heal amputees?
Is God cruel?
Is God imaginary?
Why did God allow the Holocaust?
What does it mean to find God?
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