TRINITY: ONE IN ESSENCE

 

1.   Webster’s definition of trinity:  union of three in one.

 

2.   The Trinity is revealed as a bona fide doctrine in Scripture (1 Pet 1:2; 2 Cor 13:14; Isa 48:16).

 

3.   The doctrine of the Trinity declares that God is one in Essence and Three in Personality.

 

4.   God is spirit:  Jn 4:24.

 

5.   God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are not three Gods, but ONE GOD, without blending or dividing of substance.

 

6.  YET, they are presented with distinctions as three separate persons in the UNION OF ONE.

 

7.   Each one is made up of the same DIVINE CHARACTERISTICS making each one equal to the other, Jn 16:15.

 

Each one is: Sovereign                                                    Omniscience

                         Righteous                                                   Omnipresence

                        Justice                                                          Omnipotence

                        Love                                                               Immutability

                        Eternal Life                                                   Veracity

 

8.  When the Bible speaks of God being ONE, it is always referring to ESSENCE, never to persons.

 

9.  God has a title – ONE NAME – a threefold name.

 

            a.  Mat 28:19, “…name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”  Singular!

 

            b.   Psalm 138:2, “…for You have magnified Your Word above all Your name.”  Singular!  This verse emphasizes the importance of knowing Bible doctrine.

 

10.       Deut 6:4, Mk 12:29:  Speaks of “One Lord.”

            Jn 10:30:   “I and the Father are ONE.”

            Psa 110:1:  “The Lord (Father) said to my Lord (LJC)”

 

11.     Isaiah 6:3, “Holy (Father), Holy (Son), Holy (Holy Spirit) is the LORD OF HOSTS.”  ONE LORD.