The Father is God, Jesus is God, the Holy Spirit is God, they are One

JOHN 1:1-18

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. 

Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

Is it enough to just quote from John and Matthew to show that Jesus is God? But what about the Holy Spirit? Matthew 1:20 shows us that the Holy Spirit over shadowed Mary so that she conceived. Luke 35 confirms this:

35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

But wait a minute! I thought Jesus was Son to the Father! Well He is isn’t He. If the Father is credited as the Father, then the Holy Spirit is God too. This line of thinking also goes to show that to be true of the Son in relation to the Father. A child takes on the attributes of the parent when they are conceived and born don’t they? So this pattern must be true in Jesus in relation to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Hold it, I just slipped in the Holy Spirit there didn’t I! Yep, because they are all God and are one. Jesus told us so in Mark 12:29:

29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

So if the Lord is one, consider what God said in the beginning when He first created Adam:

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.(Genesis 1:26-27)

Look at that! The Trinity must have been there in the very beginning! He said Let Us…So God created man in His own image. Go back to John chapter 1 and re-read. Doesn’t it say the Word who is Jesus created everything? But here He shows us all three were there in the very beginning. We just get more detail as God speaks to us through other books in scripture.

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4 Responses to The Father is God, Jesus is God, the Holy Spirit is God, they are One

  1. Natasa says:

    To some this is very easy to understand and acceot… to others is very confusing…. many say that we believe in 3 gods…. some say that the Father, the Son and the Spirit are just manifestation of the One God as cloud and fire were… many opinions… many confusion… even among those to claim to be Christians and having Spirit…

  2. Al Nelson says:

    Amen sister! Scripture is clear to those who seek truth and confusing to those who don’t.

  3. ian vincent says:

    Amen bro.

    What would the confused folk say if they were ACTUALLY THERE at Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan, and saw what happened, and heard the Father speak from Heaven, This is my beloved Son… , and then saw the Holy Spirit descend upon the LORD Jesus… What would they say if they were there? Would they say, Oh, I see one god up in heaven, and another here in the flesh, and oh i also see another god coming down from heaven…. ?

    Or would they be awestruck with the fact that there is One God, yet they are witnessing Him reveal Himself as He really is : the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  4. Al Nelson says:

    I was looking for this scripture the other day.
    John 8:52-58
    48 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50 And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. 51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.” 52 Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’ 53 Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your[m] God. 55 Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

    For those unfamiliar with the I AM reference. See Exodus 3:13-15
    13 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”
    14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’

    Now look at what Jesus tells the Jews during the Feast of Dedication
    John 10:22-30

    22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
    25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. 26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.[b] 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”

    But it was His works that showed who He was and that He really was who He claimed. In John 9, Jesus had healed a man who had been blind since birth. The man was questioned by the Pharisees. Here is a portion of what he told them:

    32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33 If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”

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