The Trinity

Some have difficulty in understanding how the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit can be One God. The Hebrew word Elohim is a plural word and is used in the Old Testament to describe God. God is Triune, composed of three distinct Divine Persons.

Their Oneness is in their substance, which is spirit. Their Oneness is in their agreement and mutual cooperation. Their Oneness is in their uniform character and holy perfection.

The FATHER is God, the SON is God, the HOLY SPIRIT is God. These THREE comprise ONE GOD -The Godhead. There is no disagreement or competition among Them. They are equal in all phases.

THE FATHER:

is the Head, the Planner, the Administrator, from Whom flows the plan and design for all the universe, including things seen and unseen.

THE SON:

Is the "Word," the Revealer, the Creator, the "Image" of the unseen God. He speaks and reveals what is in the heart of the Father. (Jn. 12:; 14:10). He makes known the Father's plan and desires -- for all of the universe. He is the perfect revelation of who and what God is like. "I and the Father are one" (Jn.10:30, 38). They are One in character, in authority, in purpose, and in power. "He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father" (Jn. 14:9). That is why Jesus took on human form and lived among mankind, so we could understand God -- by observing the life of Jesus. "God...hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son" (Heb. 1:1,2). The Father's love, grace, power, holiness, wisdom, etc., have been made known to us in human terms through the words and life of Jesus Christ, so we could understand. (1 Cor. 1:30).

THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Is the Executor, the Energizer, the One who brings the Words of the Son to fulfillment, to reality --. He takes the words of the Son and applies them to our hearts (convicts, raises faith, witnesses our salvation, encourages, fulfills divine promises, makes our lives fruitful, etc.). The Spirit is present at every move and work of both Father and Son. In our Salvation: He serves as the agent of the new birth. In our Development He helps us grow in grace. During our ministry He empowers us and gives confidence. Throughout life He makes real the ever abiding presence of Christ.

THUS, THE GREAT GOD

(Elohim = the Three in One) -- one in love, power and authority, work together as ONE for the benefit of the entire universe, but specially for the benefit of man, whom God created in His image (Gen. 1:26). THE FATHER, (the Head, the Administrator, the Planner); THE SON, (The Word, the Revealer, the Creator); THE HOLY SPIRIT, (The Executor, Energizer and Fulfiller), who brings the Word into being. These Three are ONE, The Only wise and true God Who loves us and works for us and waits for us! He deserves our love and loyalty.