Sunday Study: THE TRINITY


by Helen Fryman Setterfield

God is a trinity of persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is not the same person as the Son; the Son is not the same person as the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit is not the same person as Father. They are separate persons; yet, they are all the one God. They are in absolute perfect harmony consisting of one substance. They are co-eternal, co-equal, and co-powerful. If any one of the three were removed, there would be no God. A further point of clarification is that God is not one person, the Father, with Jesus as a creation and the Holy Spirit as a force (Jehovah’s Witnesses). Neither is He one person who took three consecutive forms, i.e., the Father who became the Son who then became the Holy Spirit (United Pentecostal). Nor is the Trinity an office held by three separate Gods (Mormonism). The chart below should help you to see how the doctrine of the Trinity is derived from Scripture. The list is not exhaustive, only illustrative. “I am the LORD, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God” (Isaiah 45:5).

THE TRINITY (Attributes)

  Father   Son  Holy Spirit
 Called God   Philippians 1:2   John 1:1,14   Acts 5:3-4
 Creator  Isaiah 64:8; 44:24  Colossians 1:15-17  Job 33:4,26:13
 Resurrects   1 Thessalonians 1:10   John 2:19, 10:17   Romans 8:11
 Indwells  2 Corinthians 6:16   Colossians 1:27  John 14:17
 Everywhere   1 Kings 8:27   Matthew 28:20  Psalms 139:7-10
 All knowing  1 John 3:20  John 16:30  1 Corinthians 2:10-11
 Sanctifies  1 Thessalonians 5:23  Hebrews 2:11  1 Peter 1:2
 Life giver  Genesis. 2:7  John 1:3; 5:21  2 Corinthians 3:6,8
 Fellowship   1 John 1:3  1 Corinthians 1:9   2 Corinthians 13:14
 Eternal  Psalms 90:2   Micah 5:1-2  Romans 8:11
 A Will   Luke 22:42  Luke 22:42  1 Corinthians 12:11
 Speaks  Matthew 3:17  Luke 5:20; 7:48  Acts 8:29
 Love  John 3:16  Ephesians 5: 25   Romans 15:30
 Searches the heart  Jeremiah 17:10   Revelation. 2:23  1 Corinthians 2:10
 We belong to   John 17:9   John 17:6
 Savior  1 Timothy 1:1; 2:3   2 Timothy 1:10
 We serve  Matthew 4:10  Colossians 3:24
 Believe in  John 14:1  John 14:1
 Gives joy   John 15:11  Romans 14:17
 Judges   John 8:50   John 5:21,30

Some Unique Scriptures

Revelation 1:7-8 Jesus was the Almighty.
Genesis 17:1 And the Almighty was God.

John 8:58 Jesus was the “I Am”
Exodus 3:14 and the “I Am” was God

Acts 3:14 Jesus was the “HOLY ONE”
Isaiah 43:15 and the “HOLY ONE” was God

John 8:24 Jesus is the “I Am He”
Isaiah 43:10 and the “I Am He” was God

Revelation 22:13 Jesus is the “First and the Last”
Isaiah 44:6 and the “First and the Last” was God

I Corinthians 10:4 Jesus was “The Rock”
Psalm 18:31 and “The Rock” was God

II Corinthians 11:2 Jesus was the “One HUSBAND”
Jeremiah 31:32 and the “One HUSBAND” was God

Matthew 23:8 Jesus was the “ONE MASTER”
Malachi 1:6 and the “ONE MASTER” was God

John 10:16 Jesus was the “One SHEPHERD”
Isaiah 40:11 and the “ONE SHEPHERD” was God

Acts 4:12 Jesus was the “ONE SAVIOR”
Isaiah 45:21 and the “ONE SAVIOR” was God

Luke 1:68 Jesus was the “ONE REDEEMER”
Isaiah 41:14 and the “ONE REDEEMER” was God

Revelation 19:16 Jesus was “LORD OF LORDS
1 Timothy 6:14 Jesus was “LORD OF LORDS
Deuteronomy 10:17 and the “LORD OF LORDS” was God

Philippians 2:10 Every knee must bow to Jesus
Isaiah 45:23 Every knee must bow to God

John 1: 3-10 Jesus was the “ONE CREATOR”
Isaiah 44:24 Jesus was the “ONE CREATOR”
Genesis 1:1 and the “ONE CREATOR” was God

John 1:49 Jesus was “KING OF ISRAEL”
Isaiah 44:6 and the “KING OF ISRAEL” was God

Deuteronomy 4:35 The Lord He is God, there is NONE else beside him

Deuteronomy 4:39 there is None Else

Deuteronomy 6:4 the Lord our God is ONE Lord

Deuteronomy 32:39 I even I, am He and THERE IS NO GOD WITH ME

1 Kings 8:60 The LORD is God – There is None Else

2 Kings 19:15 You ALONE are the only true God

Psalm 86:10 You are God, YOU ALONE

Isaiah 42:8 I am Jehovah, and to no one else shall I give my own glory

Isaiah 43:10,11 Before me there was no God formed


Isaiah 45:5 I am the Lord, and there is NONE ELSE, THERE IS NO GOD BESIDE ME

Isaiah 45:6 There is NONE beside Me. I am the Lord and there is NONE else.

Isaiah 45:15 you are a God, the god of Israel, a Savior.

Isaiah 45:22 turn to me and be saved. For I am God, and there is no one else

Isaiah 48:11 I will not give my glory unto another.
Isaiah 45:5

Isaiah 48:12 I am he, I am the first, I also am the Last. Revelation 1:8

Hosea 13:4 I am Jehovah your God, there was no God except me, and there was no savior but I.

Joel 2:27 I am your God, and None Else

Zechariah 14:9 In that day shall there be ONE LORD AND HIS NAME ONE

Philippians 2:11 that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father

Matthew 23:9 For one is your Father, the heavenly one

Mark 12:29 Jehovah our God is one Jehovah


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