Written by Pastor Larry Norris, a Baptist pastor based in MO:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
Cults often attack the Trinity. Yet, teaching about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is found throughout the Bible.
The first verse in the Bible contains the plural form of the word that is translated God, elohim.
Plurality is also indicated in such statements as: And God said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness… (Genesis 1:26). And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of US (3:22).
Still, the Bible insists that God is ONE: Hear, 0 Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD (Deuteronomy 6:4).
In short, then, the Hebrew words used for God and to describe God call for a plurality in unity.
But who are the persons of this plurality?
One Person is the Father. Doubtless thou art our father (Isaiah 63:16).
One Person is the Son. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee (Psalm 2:7).
One Person is the Holy Spirit. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:2).
Paul’s benediction at the end of his second letter to the Corinthians makes it clear: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen (2 Corinthians 13:14).
Who could ask for more?
Pastor Larry Norris
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