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Find Christian Unity in Biblical Explanations of the Doctrines That Count!
You have a
choice to make: You can either believe the opinions of theologians,
atheists, or agnostics, or you can determine for yourself what the
Bible says by studying it.
Title Abbreviations for Books of the Bible
Genesis - Ge
The Trinity, or the Triune Godhead
A Hidden Jewish Concept Brought to Light by Christianity.
More than being able to see when the days of the week changed, the words of Genesis 1:1 are very interesting to the believer who is unsure about the Trinity.
The Hebrew word used for God in the phrase "God Created" is a plural noun. "In the beginning, Gods created . . ."
According to Strong's Concordance:
"The work of creation is attributed (1) to the Godhead (Genesis 1:1,26); (2) to the Father (1 Corinthians 8:6); (3) to the Son (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16,17); (4) to the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Psalms 104:30). The fact that he is the Creator distinguishes Jehovah as the true God (Isaiah 37:16; 40:12,13; 54:5; Psalms 96:5; Jeremiah 10:11,12). The one great end in the work of creation is the manifestation of the glory of the Creator (Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:11; Romans 11:36)."
When I earnestly began looking for an explanation of the Trinity, I was told an easy way to view it was like a lit candle. The wax and wick constituted the Father, the light represents Jesus, and the smoke would be the Holy Spirit.
That's a fairly apt analogy except that some outside force has to light a candle. I thought the electric light might be a better comparison. The Father is the electricity, the Son is the bulb that lights up, and the Holy Spirit is the heat generated by the bulb. This, of course, is simply a short, uncomplicated explanation for a very complicated concept.
Our heavenly Father is the life force of every living thing. The Bible tells us he is Spirit, thus the Holy Spirit emanates from him to our spirits.
Thus the Holy Spirit was present at creation.
The Son was the physical manifestation of the God to whom other creatures would be able to relate.
The only time the Godhead has been separated was during the life of Christ. The son laid down his honor and glory in heaven and became a human. When "he who knew no sin became sin" and died on the cross, he was for those few hours, separated from the Father. Though he was fully human while he was on earth, he had been filled with the Holy Spirit, by whose power he performed the miracles that he performed. This is why he was our example.
Because Christ was fully human, he could not have lived the life he did without the infilling of the Holy Spirit, for all humans are sinful. He, by the power of the Holy Spirit, never gave in to his sinful nature, but unlike the rest of us, followed the Holy Spirit without deviation and lived a sinless, faultless life. If Christ were not fully human, but lived here in his own power as the son of God, he could not have been tempted by Satan, nor would he have needed the ministrations of angels.
Nor would the temptations we experience have touched him.
But as a man, united with God through the Holy Spirit, Jesus did experience our trials and tribulations, and set an example of relying solely on the Holy Spirit to overcome this world that we are called to follow while we are here on earth.
Then the son of returned to heaven, forever physically changed from what he had been, united with mankind but once again spiritually united with the Father.
Is the Spirit You Follow Holy?
The Names of God, the Supreme Being:
This is a compilation from the Open Bible New King James Version Index and Strong's KJV Concordance.
God Genesis 1:1 plus 2345 other places; Also translated god, judge, GOD,
goddess, great, mighty, angels, exceeding, God-ward, and godly. Lord God Genesis 2:4 Lord appears 6510, and God appears 2345 times.
Yehovah also translated GOD 4 times and JEHOVAH 4 times (and
"variant" once). Most High God Genesis 14:18-22 Almighty God Everlasting God God Almighty I Am Jealous Eternal God Living God God of hosts Holy One of Israel Mighty God God of Heaven Heavenly Father King Eternal Only Potentate Father of Lights
Genesis 1:1 plus 2345 other places; Also translated god, judge, GOD, goddess, great, mighty, angels, exceeding, God-ward, and godly.
Genesis 2:4 Lord appears 6510, and God appears 2345 times. Yehovah also translated GOD 4 times and JEHOVAH 4 times (and "variant" once).
Most High God
God of hosts
Holy One of Israel
God of Heaven
Father of Lights
What God is Not.
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