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THREE IN ONE
by paul hoffmaster
09/02/13
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Even though “Trinity” is not a Biblical word, the concept of its truth is a re-occurring theme throughout the Scripture. Some Biblical literalists dismiss the word Trinity and its consequent significance, simply because of its absence in the Holy Book. On the other side, there are many editorialist who venture forth with explanations which they hope will alleviate confusion, not only for others, but for themselves.

It is my hope that what I am about to share on this subject will lead to further examination of the Word of God. I realize that I have no monopoly on what is truth, but if this little treatise will cause a renewed hunger to search the Scripture, it will be worth the effort.

In the Creation story of Genesis 1, we see the “Spirit of God” moving upon the face of the waters. We also see God saying, “Let us make man in our image”. The implication is that God is a multi-personality, which will later be defined as the “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Jesus was very much involved in the Creation, as was the Holy Spirit. (Refer to John 1:3, I Cor. 8:6, Eph. 3:9, Col. 1:16, Heb. 1:1,2) Jesus made it very clear when He shared with Philip in the upper room that He and God were the same, “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father…” (John 14: 9) John’s Gospel states that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) John in his first epistle wrote “there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (I John 5:7) In the Gospel of John, the religious leaders spoke a veiled truth when they accused Jesus of making Himself “equal with God.” (John 5:18) In I Cor. 2, we see the unity of the Holy Spirit and God: “…for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God;” “…even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” (v. 10, 11) When Jesus told His disciples He would always be with them, (Matt. 18:20) He illustrated it with the promise that the Holy Spirit would come and abide with them for ever. (John 14:16) In Isaiah 6:8, we see God speaking with dualistic implication when He said, “…Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Hebrews 1:8 (which is a quote from Ps. 45:6) states, “But of the Son He says, Your Throne, O God, is forever and ever…”

God is the Father and also the Son. The Holy Spirit is not only God, but is also the revealed evidence of the ascended Son to generations of Believers. Sitting in the Heavenlies on the Throne of God is the Dualistic personage of God and His Word (Jesus). God’s Word is His Son, who was manifested to take away the sins of the world and to reestablish His creations to a living relationship to Him. The Holy Spirit continues to manifest the things of the Kingdom, as well as to exhibit the Divine nature of God, and also assures us of the continuing presence of Jesus.

I believe in the Trinity. But for me to categorically define Its reality will take more than a studious adventure into the Word of God. If one chooses to believe that God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate Beings, that will not change the Sovereignty of God one bit. If one chooses to believe that the Three are one, it will not affect God’s workings with man. Whichever way you look at God, with Trifocals or a single lens, God is still God. Don’t make this issue an issue at all. Whichever way you believe will not affect your salvation or your daily walk. One last thing; there are things in the Bible that we just can’t compute with our minds, so we must learn to take some things by faith and leave it there!


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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