Topic: Is There a “Trinity”

The concept of “Trinity” and “Godhead” are interchangeable.
Jesus is the Greek name for the Son. Yeshua is the Hebrew name for the Son.
Jesus and Yeshua are interchangeable.

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See I John Chapter 5:8

(1) The Names of God used for The Son

The word “Trinity” is not in scripture, and yet, scripture contradicts itself unless there is a “Godhead”. One verse especially stands out to those who say there is no Trinity (Godhead).

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God ‘ēl,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The Everlasting Father: A Father is the Father of a Son. The Son is called a Prince of Peace. And yet, the Son is called both the Father and the Son, being the Mighty God.

Even though this is an almost impossible reality to accept, we realize that just because we can’t understand it – it doesn’t mean it’s not true. There is no way in this life and in this body we can begin to comprehend the very make up of God. We can only know His character by studying scripture because buried within scripture is God’s intentions toward the creation He made.

  • His thoughts are not our thoughts
  • His past, present, and future are all now.
  • He has man’s best interest at heart
  • His power is unfathomable
  • He knows all answers to all questions
  • He expects a harvest
  • Whatever He creates He fills
  • To Him, the dead are alive
  • He knows there is no Love without Sacrifice
  • He rewards those who diligently seek Him

(2) The Word is God and the Word is With God and the Word became Flesh

John 1:1 The Eternal Word – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was WITH God, and the Word WAS God. HE was in the beginning with God.

NOTE: the Word is “He”, a person.
NOTE: “He” the Word, was with “God”.
NOTE: “He” the Word, was “God”.
THEREFORE: “He” was WITH GOD … AND … “He” WAS GOD.

John 1:ALL things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

  • NOTE: The same “He” who was WITH GOD and WAS GOD is the “CREATOR”.

John 1:14 And the Word (HE) 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.

  • Acts 13:33 God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’
  • Psalm 2:7 “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
  • Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
  • Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
  • The only conclusion that can be made is that Jesus/Yeshua is the one who is “GOD WITH US.”
  • In a sense, Jesus created Himself in the flesh.

(3) The Alpha and Omega in Old Testament Psalms and New Testament Revelations

Jesus proclaims He is “The Alpha and Omega”. It is His name, His description, and His eternal nature.

He who is, was, and is to come, The First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and Omega (Greek), the Alef and the Tav (Hebrew)

  • Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
  • Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
  • Revelation 2:8b ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:
  • Psalm 113:5 ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
  • Revelation 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.
    • The Living Water:
    • John 7:37 The Promise of the Holy Spirit – 37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
    • John 7:38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
    • Jeremiah 2:13 “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.
    • Jeremiah 17:13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You shall be ashamed. “Those who depart from Me Shall be written in the earth, Because they have forsaken the Lord, The fountain of living waters.

Conclusion:
He who “is and was and is to come” is the Father in Revelation 1:4 BUT in Revelation 1:8 He is the Son. Refer back to Isaiah 9:6: The Son is called “Mighty God” and “Everlasting Father”.

This can only be explained with the understanding that the Father and Son are “One” as explained to Philip:

John 14:Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

(4) A Plural Noun used with a Singular Verb

The Creation Genesis 1:1

We are first introduced to “God” in Genesis 1:1. Nowhere in scripture is the word “God” actually used. It is a catch-all for many names, titles, and description of the sacred nature of a “God”

Translations should use the original Hebrew for God, beginning in Genesis 1:1.

In the beginning God (‘ĕlōhîm) created (bārā’) the heavens and the earth.

“God” h430 ĕlōhîm PLURAL NOUN
Plural of the singular H433 ‘ĕlôha
An extension of H410 ‘ēl

“Created” h1254 bārā’ SINGULAR VERB
bara (ברא‎): “[he] created/creating”. The word is in the masculine singular form, so that “he” is implied; a peculiarity of this verb is that it used only of God.

In other words: A plural God singularly created the heavens and the earth. In English it would be like saying “They is”.

The grammar implies a Trinity acting as “One” in the process of creation.

(5) A Secret Untranslated Word

The Hidden Alpha and Omega

Another focus not to be missed in Genesis 1:1 is the “untranslated” word left out in translations; it is two Hebrew letters: The Alpha and Omega in Greek, but Genesis was written in the Old Testament in Hebrew; it is the Alef and Tav.

We know from the book of Revelation that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega in Greek, the Alef and Tav in Hebrew.

In Hebrew it looks like this: Genesis 1:1

Click on: Jesus in the Middle when pop-up appears, click on link at top of pop-up.

Note: This “untranslatable” “word” is also hidden in Psalm 2 and other places of scripture:

(6) God calls Himself “Us” and “Our”

“Us” and “Our”

Genesis 1:26 Then God (‘ĕlōhîm) 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.”

Genesis 11:7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

Conclusion: Scripture clearly indicates a plural Godhead in the name “‘ĕlōhîm” used in conjunction with plural pronouns (and a singular verb – review item 4).

(7) God is Speaking to God

Psalm 110:1

Psalm 110:1 The Lord Yᵊhōvâ said to my (King David’s) Lord ‘āḏôn,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

How Can David Call His Descendant Lord when He is his Son (descendant)?

  • Matthew 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?”
    They said to Him, “The Son of David.”
    43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him (the Christ) ‘Lord,’ saying:
    44 ‘The Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) said to my Lord (‘āḏôn),
    “Sit at My right hand,
    Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’?
    45 If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.
  • The answer is that Jesus is both King David’s “ancestor AND descendant”.
    • How is He David’s ancestor? Luke 3:38 declares that Adam was “the son of God.”
      • Luke 3:38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
  • Therefore: the conclusion is that Jesus, as God, is King David’s ancestor. Metaphorically, Jesus (as God) “created” (gave birth to) Adam. Jesus existed before King David. Jesus was both the Christ (Messiah) as David’s son, and God (the Son) as David’s God.
  • “God” is speaking to “God”

“Notice (in Matthew 22:44) that Jehovah (Yᵊhōvâ) is speaking to Adona āḏôn (a singular form of Adonai). As was mentioned earlier, when the word ‘Lord’ is used for God it is usually written in the plural form (Adonai), which is in harmony with the historic Christian doctrine of God’s Tri-une nature (Trinity). In this verse Jehovah Yᵊhōvâ is speaking to a specific Person within the Trinity, so he uses the singular word for Lord. God is in fact speaking to God, or to state it from the perspective of the Apostle Peter’s sermon in Acts 2:32-36, the Father is speaking to His pre-incarnate Son, Jesus Christ.”
https://irr.org/are-jehovah-and-elohim-different-gods

(8) One means Unity

The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are One in purpose, means, and character. The number “One” Ehad means “unity”.
Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD (Yᵊhōvâ) our God (‘ĕlōhîm-plural), the LORD is one!

The word for “One” in Deut 6:4 is h259 eḥāḏ a numeral from H258; properly meaning- united.
The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are bound together as One.

Satan’s desire is to break the bonds of the Godhead.

Psalm 2: Against the Lord and against His Anointed (Literally Messiah), saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords (of authority) from us.”

A visual representation of the Trinity is like one atom with three electrons. The three electrons are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The center, or the nucleus, of the atom is the character of God, also known as the seven spirits of God. Isaiah 11 lists the first six and John lists the seventh after the pattern of 6 and a separated or Holy 7th;


Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of (1) wisdom and (2) understanding,
The Spirit of (3) counsel and (4) might,
The Spirit of knowledge (5) and of the fear of the Lord (6).
John 15:26 the Spirit of Truth (7).

(9) Compare Isaiah 9:6 with Isaiah 12:2

Another study of Isaiah 9:6 with a new focus:

  • Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God (‘ēl ) , Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    • Note: the Son is called “El” (Mighty God singular) the singular form of (God plural Elohim)
  • Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God (‘ēl) is my salvation (Yeshua in Hebrew or Jesus in Greek) , I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation (Yeshua in Hebrew or Jesus in Greek).’

Conclusion: The Son (Mighty God El) in Isaiah 9:6 and God (El) in Isaiah 12:2 are both “EL” (God).

(10) Compare Deut 6:4 with I John 5:7

  • I John 5:7 says the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are “One”.

    Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!
    I John 5:7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word (the Son), and the Holy Spirit; and these three are One.

(11) God is a King who Causes the Nations to Tremble

Jeremiah 10:10 But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.
At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.

The living God is the everlasting King. Since Jesus is set as the King of kings, then He is ALSO God.

(12) The Trinity in One Verse

Revelation 1:4 Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come (the Father), and from the seven Spirits (Holy Spirit) who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ (the Son), the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.

  • The verse above includes the entire Trinity.
    • The Father is the one who is and who was and who is to come.
    • The Holy Spirit is the manifestation of the character of the Trinity in seven ways.
    • The Son is called:
      • the faithful witness (speaking the words from the Father)
        • John 8:18 I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”
        • John 14:24b and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
      • The firstborn from the dead (a true resurrection never to die again)
        • 1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep (died).
        • 1 Corinthians 15:23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.
      • Ruler over the kings of the earth (pointing to the millennium when Jesus/Yeshua will rule on the earth from Jerusalem)
        • Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
      • Revelation 1:4 To Him (Jesus the son) who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

(13) It is Jesus who is Returning to Earth to Set Up His Kingdom…and yet, He is called “the Lord my God”

Zechariah 14:3-5 Then the Lord will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south. Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the Lord my God will come, And all the saints with You.

Jude 1:14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,

Isaiah 13:4 (Armageddon) The noise of a multitude in the mountains, Like that of many people! A tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together! The Lord of hosts musters The army for battle.

(14) Who Raised Jesus from the Dead?

Jesus raised Himself from the dead.
  • John 2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
  • John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
  • John 10:17-18 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
The Father raised Jesus from the dead.
  • Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
The Spirit raised Jesus from the dead.
  • Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
In other words, the Trinity raised Jesus from the dead.
  • Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree.
  • 1 Corinthians 6:14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
  • Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

(15) JESUS IS BOTH GOD AND KING THROUGHOUT PSALMS

  • Throughout the Book of Psalms, Jesus is part of the Godhead, the Trinity.
  • See Topic: Jesus as King
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