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DOES THE TRINITY EXIST IN SCRIPTURE

(1John 5:7 [KJV])

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one

 

Many say that there is only one God and that Yeshua never said He was God. TTGM will show from scripture how God reveals Himself to us.

 

This is an important topic as we all should know the nature of God as revealed to us in His word. We always welcome your correction and you can write us at info@truthgospel.org; we will be happy to answer your questions should you disagree with the following. To start, we do not use the word Trinity, but rather we say, God has revealed Himself in three persons. We do not know what more will be revealed on His return. Watch this also.

 

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First we point out, the meaning of the word ONE as used in scripture. In the following verses, the word one in the Hebrew can represent a plural group; also called a composite unity.

 

(Deut 6:4 [KJV])-  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is “one” LORD:

 

(Gen 2:24 [KJV]) - Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be “one” flesh.

 

The word for “one” in Hebrew is: H259 אֶחָד 'echad (ech-awd') adj.

1. (properly) united, i.e. one. 2. (as an ordinal) first.

[a numeral from H258]

KJV: a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any(-thing), apiece, a certain, (dai-)ly, each (one), + eleven, every, “few”, first, + highway, a man, once, one, only, other, “some”, “together” (note it carries this meaning – together, few, some).

 

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Notice here God describes Himself in using the personal pronoun “us” (plural)

(Gen 3:22 [KJV]) - And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of “us”, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

 

(Gen 11:7 [KJV]) -Go to, let “us” go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

 

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Now let us look at who rained down fire from heaven? Notice, the Lord from the Lord (remember the word “us”)…

(Gen 19:24 [KJV]) - Then the “LORD” rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire “from” the “LORD” out of heaven;

 

Who sat on the right hand of our Lord? Again, remember the word “us”

(Ps 110:1 [KJV]) - A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make

thine enemies thy footstool.

 

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Most agree that the Father is God.

 

Now what does the scripture say about Yeshua the Son? The scripture calls Him God.

(John 1:1 [KJV]) - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and “the Word was “God”.

 

Here we have God appearing in flesh to His world.

(1Tim 3:16 [KJV]) - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: “God was manifest in the flesh”, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

 

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Here we have the Holy Ghost being called the comforter and God. And the Holy Ghost has a subject pronoun “He” (represented as a person)

(John 14:16 [KJV]) - And I (Yeshua,  God the Son) will pray the Father (God the Father), and he (the Father) shall give you “another Comforter”, that “he” (“He” the comforter is the Holy Ghost) may abide with you for ever;

 

Here the Holy Ghost is again referred to as the comforter, bringing comfort:

(Acts 9:31 [KJV]) - Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the “comfort” of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

 

WHO IS THE HOLY GHOST? Look at the context in the following verses; the Holy Ghost was lied to (the comforter that was sent by Yeshua). Look at what He was called. He was called God.  

(Acts 5:3-4 [KJV]) - But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to “lie to the Holy Ghost”, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, “but unto God”.

 

In conclusion, we have one God (as we have one flesh with two persons), but God has revealed Himself to us in three persons.

 

End.

 

IMPORTANT

Some would say that the translation of certain text referencing Yeshua to be God did not exist in older Bible manuscripts, suggesting that the deity of Yeshua (eg. God became flesh) was added later. To respond to this VISIT HERE

 

 

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Basic tools for Study – see approach to study:

 

1.       A King James Bible – Software we highly recommend theWord (free)

2.       A Strong’s Concordance – Software with a concordance we recommend is again theWord.

 

 

King James Bible for Android - KJV (free)

 

Also try for Android “And Bible” (free)

 

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The Greatest Love of all (John 3:16) 

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

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