~ Jesus Christ Is A Member of The Triune God ~
Introduction ~ God is unique in that He is simultaneously One God yet three distinct persons—each with a distinct personality. Some say the word Trinity is not in the Bible. They are right! But the concept of the Trinity is clearly throughout the Scriptures and interestingly there are three passages where all three are mentioned.
Passages ~ “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice [The Father] came from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’” (Matthew 3:16-17).
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20).
“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God [Father] will call’” (Acts 2:38-39).
Significance ~ Each member of the Trinity has a unique personality. While all three are fully God they each have a different role. All three had a role in creation—see a previous “Abundant Life Now” post entitled “Creation—Trinity” published on January 9, 2018. All the members of the Trinity are also involved in the salvation of an individual—see a previous ALN post entitled “Triune Redemption” published on March 31, 2016.
Comment ~ The Christian has the great privilege of fellowshipping with all three members of the Trinity. See a previous ALN post entitled “Christ—Fellowship” published on May 31, 2015.
additional remark: For a different look and fuller understanding of the Trinity see chapter 18, entitled “Three Parameters” in the international award-winning book GOD LIGHT: Sunlight Sonlight (find details by clicking on the God Light tab above).
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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