The Bible: The Roles Of Christianity In The Bible

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PERSONS OF THE TRINITY

We serve One God. The Bible supports the oneness of God, but we must understand that all three persons of the Trinity are God. Throughout the Bible we see indications that God is the “Heavenly Father”. For example, 2 Corinthians 6:18 tells us, “And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (NLT). Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV).
Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry He gave clues about His deity when he said things like, “Your sins are forgiven” or calling the angels
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Isaiah 46:10 tells us, “Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish” (NLT). Ps. 8:3-4 says, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” (NLT). While Psalm 32:8 says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you” (NIV). Isaiah 14:26 states, “I have a plan for the whole earth, a hand of judgment upon all the nations” (NLT). God’s plan has unity, and is consistent with His nature and actions. God will not do something that goes against His nature. His plan emphasizes the superior intelligence of God. His decisions are carefully thought out. They are not haphazard or

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