GOD IS A TRINITY
QUESTION: “I have a friend who is a Jehovah’s Witness who says there is no trinity in the Bible. She says that the God of the Bible is Jehovah only and that Jesus and the Holy Spirit were servants (angels) of Jehovah. Is that what you understand about the God of the Bible?”
MY ANSWER: In the beginning there was God:
1. The FATHER and SPIRIT are mentioned in Gen. 1:1-2.
2. JESUS CHRIST (i.e. the WORD) is mentioned in John 1:1
3. The two readings establish that all three members of the Godhead were present at the CREATION!
Genesis 1:1-2 – 1 in the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (KJV)
John 1:1 – in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (KJV)
The Godhead is a trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Godhead exists and is one in purpose (i.e. intent); these three are in complete accord in all things.
Consider the following as Biblical proof that God consists of FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT: The first four books of the New Testament (i.e. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) state the facts for us regarding the trinity – All three members of the Godhead were present and identified at the baptism of Jesus by John the baptizer in the River Jordan.
Matt. 3:16-17 – “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 upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (KJV)
Mark 1:10-12 – “And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And immediately the Spirit drives him into the wilderness. (KJV)
Luke 3:21-22 – Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. (KJV)
John 1:32-34 – And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. (KJV)