The doctrine of the Trinity of God does NOT mean that there are three Gods. No, no, never!
The Bible is very clear that there is one God and ONLY one God.
The Trinity of God means that the one God manifests Himself as three distinct *persons* -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
|The LORD our God, the LORD is one! Deu 6.1b
Who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? 2 Sam 22.32
[God said...] Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, and besides Me there is no savior. Isa 43.10b - 11
[God said...] Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one. Isa 44.8b
[God said...] I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. Isa 45.5a
There is none other God but one. 1 Cor 8.4c
God is one. Gal 3.20b
|God is living and true.||You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true
God 1 Thes 1.9b
The LORD is the true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King. Jer 10.10a
God is life...
|The LORD God formed man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into His nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Gen 2.7
For by Him [Lord Jesus] all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Col 1.16-17
For with You [God] is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Ps 36.9
Nor is He [God] worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. Acts 17.25
As the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. John 5.26-27
God is immortal. He cannot die. He cannot cease to exist.
|Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible,
to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Tim 1.17
God alone has immortality, dwelling in light which cannot be approached, whom no one of men have seen, nor can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen. 1 Tim 6.16
God is infinite in being and perfection.
|Will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold!
The heaven and the heavens of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this house which I have built? 1 Kings 8.27
Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? It is higher than heaven--what can you do? Deeper than Sheol--what can you know? Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. ...These are indeed but the outskirts of His ways. How small a whisper do we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand? Job 11.7-9, 26.14
O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! Rom 11.33
God is eternal. He is OUTSIDE of time. He is free from "duration" or "succession" of time.
God had no beginning. He is "uncaused" because He has always existed.
God has no end. He can never cease to exist.
|Before the mountains were brought forth, or
ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from
everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Ps 90.2
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Tim 1.17
Beloved, let not this one thing be hidden from you, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. [This is hyperbole. It denotes that *time* has NO applicability to God.] 2 Pet 3.8
|God is Spirit.||God is spirit, and those who worship him must
worship in spirit and truth. John 4:24
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Cor 3.17
However, God can *cause* Himself to be visible in any form He chooses. For examples, God appeared as...
|No one has seen God at any time; the Only-begotten
Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Tim 1.17
|You saw no form of any kind the day the
LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become
corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any
animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air, or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish
in the waters below. Deu 4.15-18
[Jesus said...] a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see Me have. Lk 24.39b
|Great is the LORD, and greatly to be
praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. Ps
"My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isa 55.8-9
O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor? Rom 11.33-34
God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good? Num 23.19
Although God is beyond our total comprehension [for reasons given above], He has revealed Himself and His purposes to us, to the fullest degree that we are able to receive and understand them.
Moreover, God has *equipped* us to recognize and relish the beauty and wonder of Himself and His creation.
|God reveals Himself in His creation
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Ps 19.1
God reveals Himself in His Bible
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness 2 Tim 3.16
God revealed Himself by His incarnation as Jesus of Nazareth
Philip said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."
Jesus answered, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father" John 14.8-9a
God reveals Himself to His people and prophets
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deu 29.29
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. Amos 3.7
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