Oneness of God - Father, Son, Holy Spirit
- Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
- Isaiah 48:16 (NIV)
- Luke 12:19 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:1 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:2 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:3 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:4 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:5 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:6 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:7 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:8 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:9 (NIV)
- Colossians 1:10 (NIV)
God is a singular spirit who is ONE person, not three divine persons, individuals or minds.
There is only one diety with three manifestations.
"Father", "Son" and "Holy Spirit" are merely TITLES reflecting the different personal manifestations of the One True God in the universe.
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are three personal manifestations of ONE being, one personal God.
God was manifested as
- the Father in creation, who created the heavens and the earth
- the Son in redemption, who was nailed on the cross to redeem and sanctify sinful and lost humanity
- the Holy Spirit in emanation, who moves upon and speaks to each and everyone of us
The Father - the title of God in parental relationship
The Son of God - the title which refers to either the humanity and diety of Jesus together, or to the humanity alone, but NEVER to the deity alone.
The Holy Spirit - the title of God in activity as Spirit
Jesus was "Son" only when He became flesh on earth (through Mary) but was the Father prior to his being made human. Jesus and the Father are one essential Person, though operating as different modes.
As Jesus, God took human flesh at a precise moment in time, while remaining fully and eternally God: "for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily". (Col. 2:1-10)
The Father is NOT the Son, just like the "Spirit" is NOT "Flesh", but rather, the Father is IN the Son in a unique sense, as the fullness of His divinity (Col 2:9).
The Father is NOT actually the Son, but rather God is both Father and Son; the Father is IN the Son (the Flesh) in a special sense (God in Christ).
Isaiah 9:6 is prophesying that the Son shall be the "The Mighty God" and "The everlasting Father".
This divinity in Jesus was also the Holy Spirit, as the Father and the Holy Spirit are ONE and the SAME.
LORD and Jesus refer to the same God.
The Father and the Holy Spirit are one and the same person. The "Holy Spirit" is just another name for God the Father. These two titles DO NOT reflect separate "persons", but rather two different ways in which the One God reveals Himself to His creatures.
The Old Testament speaks of "The Lord God and his Spirit" in Isiah 48:16, but this does not indicate two "persons". Rather, "The Lord" indicates God in all of His glory and superiority, while "his Spirit" refers to His own Spirit that moved upon and spoke to the prophet. This DOES NOT imply two "persons" any more than the numerous scriptural references to a man and his spirit or soul (such as in Luke 12:19) imply two "persons" existing within one body.
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