Delve into the biblical origins of the Trinity and explore the scriptures that hint at God’s existence as three distinct, yet unified, Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Where in the Bible does it say that there is a Trinity?
Even though the word “Trinity” never appears in any Bible verses, God reveals himself throughout Scripture as one being. While we can’t find answers to every question about the Trinity, we can grow in our love for God by searching Scripture to discover how he reveals himself to us.
Where did the idea of the Trinity come from?
The word ‘trinity’ appears nowhere in the Bible; the concept was finalized at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 CE after years of debate. It was an attempt to articulate Christianity’s belief in the oneness of God with their claims about Jesus and their experiences of the spirit.
Where in the Bible does it say God is 3 in 1?
2 Corinthians 13:14: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” Matthew 28:19 particularly shows us God is three yet one: “Go therefore and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Where in the Bible does it say the Father Son and Holy Spirit are one?
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us” (John 17:20–21). It is that perfect unity between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost that binds these three into the oneness of the divine Godhead.
What does Jesus say about the Trinity?
Jesus never refers to himself as God; he reserves that terminology solely for the Father. When someone called him “Good Teacher,” Jesus replied: “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.” (Matthew 19: 17). Jesus never says God is a Trinity.
Is the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit all one person?
The doctrine of the Trinity means that there is one God who eternally exists as three distinct Persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Stated differently, God is one in essence and three in person.