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What is the Trinity?
What is the Trinity? The Trinity is a concept in Christianity that explains God as unity of three distinct persons the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each persons is unique but also the same in essence.The Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit are all one God but they are not each other. Jesus is not the Father, the Father is not the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is not Jesus. If this is confusing it’s okay, because we as humans can never fully understand the Trinity concept. This concept is a concept that is describing God which God is infinite and greater than us. So we should not expect to be able to have God all figured out. Now I’m not just going to stop the blog at that note because we Christians did come up with this concept of the Trinity which the bible does supports.
- The Bible supports that God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Corinthians 8:4, Galatians 3:20, and 1 Timothy 2:5)
- The Bible supports that God is three persons (Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7, Isaiah 6:8, Mathew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Explaining the verses
Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7, Isaiah 6:8 all these verses has the plural pronoun “us” when referring to God. Which is not a direct explanation or argument for the Trinity, but it does open the door to us clarifying the plurality in God. 2 Corinthians 13:14 and Mathew 28:19 are just examples of where in the bible that it mentions all three unique persons in the Trinity.
Explaining the Trinity
So like I said before God is one in three persons. God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit, they are all distinct persons but they are one divinity. They are not each other God the Father is not God the Son, God the Son is not God the Holy Spirit and God the Holy Spirit is not God the Father. The diagram below should shed some light and clarity of what I’m trying to say if you’re still confused. Also you can click on the resources I used to be able to explain this because these sources explain this concept in much greater detail and depth.