Understanding the Trinity of God

We believe in one God, of three divine persons. Because we often say, “God … He”, we give the impression that God is a single person, which is incorrect.

“God” is one object, or organization or corporation (in the general sense) of three unique Persons Who are identical in nature, while individual and distinct in identity.

Within the corporation of God is perfect unity; each member bears the fullness of the godhead [1] none lack anything of deity. (Colossians 2:9 For in him (Jesus Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.) They are perfectly united in relationship, in will, and in purpose; there is no conflict, animosity, or disagreement whatsoever among them.

The members of the godhead are mutually deferential; the Son submits to the Father[2], and the Holy Spirit submits to the Son, in order to fulfill the mandate of the Son to save men from sin.

God is self-existent; without beginning or end, God has no creator. When Moses asked God what name he should provide to the nation of Israel when he presented himself as God’s deliverer from the enslavement of Egypt, God’s answer was: “I AM that I AM. Thus shall you say to the children of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:4) God is what God is; God is because God is God.

Because something must exist outside of time, which is adequate to create and initiate time itself, and space, and matter, all order and all systems, the existence of a living Entity of exceptional power, intelligence, and benevolence is imperative, and that Entity must have always existed in order to be adequate for the task of creating the universe and the life it contains. God is, because for anything created to exist, a Creator must exist. Everything that has a beginning has a cause. The universe necessarily and demonstrably had a beginning; its cause is God the Creator.

Every member of the godhead is fully “I AM that I AM”. All three members are Creator. The Father acted in creation, Jesus Christ acted in creation, and the Holy Spirit acted in creation.[3] Therefore all three members are self-existent, without beginning or end; as Jesus Christ was described, so also the Father and the Holy Spirit are “… the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”[4]



John 10:30    I and my Father are one.

John 17:1      These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, ‘Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee…’”

2 Corinthians 5:19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

1 Timothy 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Titus 2:13     Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

1 John 5:7     For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Matthew 1:20  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.’”

Luke 1:31-2; 34-5  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest …. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, ‘How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?’ And the angel answered and said unto her, ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.’”

Matthew 28:19    Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:


Mt 26:39     And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, ‘O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.’”

Mt 26:42     He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, ‘O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.’”

John 5:30     I can of mine own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

John 5:19     Then answered Jesus and said unto them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do, for whatever things he does, these also does the Son likewise.’”

John 8:28     Then said Jesus unto them, ‘When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.’”

John 8:42     Jesus said unto them, ‘If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.’”

John 4:34     Jesus saith unto them, ‘My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.’”

John 6:38     For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

John 8:50     And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

John 17:4     I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

Romans 15:3  For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, ‘The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.’”

John 14:26   But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 15:26    But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-15  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine; therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.

John 13:31-2  Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.’”

John 17:1     These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, ‘Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee …. I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gave me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.’”


Genesis 1:1   In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:2   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.

Genesis 1:26  And God said, ‘Let us make humans in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’”

Genesis 2:7   And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath [Spirit] of life; and man became a living soul.

Job 33:4        The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath (Spirit) of the Almighty hath given me life.

John 1:1-3: 1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He himself was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was no thing made that was made.”

John 1:10     He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Colossians 1:16  For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by Him, and for Him, and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

Ephesians 3:9   And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 1: 1-3  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds, Who being the brightness of glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…


Isa 44:6     Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Psalm 102:25-7  Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure. Yes, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed, but thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

Malachi 3:6   For I am the LORD, I change not…

John 8:58     Jesus said unto them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.'”

Revelation 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.