The Trinity, Part Two - Proving the Trinity
- 1 John 5:5-7 - "This is he (Jesus) who came by water [literally born as a
human] and by blood". [requiring his death for men's sins] "There are Three that bear witness,
and these three are one."
- 1 Peter 1:2 - Peter defines different roles of the three persons of the Trinity.
- Ephesians 2:18 - "Through Jesus we have access to the Father by one Spirit".
- 2 Corinthians 13:14 - "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the
love of God
[the Father] and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all."
- Matthew 3:16-17 - All three persons of the Trinity represented at Jesus' baptism.
God the Father identified the Son, and sent the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.
- Matthew 28:19 - "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".
- Isaiah 48:16 - Isaiah is speaking Messiah's words in the first person; that he has
a Father, and is sent by the Spirit.
- Psalm 2 - "The kings of the earth conspire against the Lord, and against his
anointed one [Messiah]". - v.6 [God speaking]: "I have set my king upon
my holy hill of Zion." -
v.7 "You are my son; this day have I begotten you". The Scepter which departed from Judah is
restored in Messiah.
- Numbers 6:24-26 - A Jewish benediction that carries an implicit imbedding of the three parts
of the Trinity. Paul patterns his 2 Corinthians benediction (above) after this blessing.
- Linguistic evidence: Names of God (Elohim, Adonai and Jehovah) are all plural nouns.
All are used with a singular Hebrew verb, contrary to Hebrew grammar, which normally requires a
plural verb with a plural noun. B'reshith [in the beginning] bara [created,
singular subject] Elohim [Singular God, with plural -im suffix]. This form
occurs 2048 times in the Old Testament, every time with a singular verb.
- Genesis 1:26 - (At the Creation) - God said, "Let us make man in our image".
- Genesis 3:22 - (At the fall of man) - "Behold, the man has become as one
to know good and evil".
- Genesis 11:7 - (At the Tower of Babel) - "Let us go down and confuse their