The Trinity Nature of God
Basic Bible Doctrine

Dear Friends in Christ,

The origin of the word "Trinity" as it applies to the nature of God goes back a long time.

trinity according to is as follows:
c.1225, "the Father, Son and Holy Spirit," constituting one God in prevailing Christian doctrine, from O.Fr. trinite (11c.), from L. trinitatem (nom. trinitas) "Trinity, triad" (Tertullian), from trinus "threefold, triple," from pl. of trini "three at a time, threefold," related to tres (neut. tria) "three." The L. word was widely borrowed in European languages with the rise of Christianity

Many people have wondered about what is meant by the Trinity Nature of God, and there has been a lot of misunderstanding about it throughout History. Perhaps the best way to understand the Trinity(tri-unity) of God is by just examining the Bible Verses which God has provided to explain Himself, and then believing these verses. This is the way we have to "understand" many things in the Bible that are beyond our ability to grasp them. You don't need to do a lot of mental or verbal gymnastics to explain the verses and thus the Trinity of God: you just need to mix the these verses with faith just believe what God has revealed in the Scriptures, and then accept them as truth.
Remember that these verses are mutually "inclusive", that is they add to and supplement each other. One mistake people make about the Trinity is to take one statement about God eg.
(Deu 6:4 KJV)
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

and exclude all other verses to the contrary. Then when faced with other verses which portray another facet of God's nature, eg.

(1 John 5:7 KJV)
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one.

they dont recognize that the two verses are describing different aspects of the same God. This may not be easy to understand, I admit, so you need to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding about these things.

This study starts out with a statement of faith, and then goes on to give some major verses in which God is trying to convey what He is like for our benefit and teaching.
God Bless you as you ponder these things.
In bob...<><
"We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect
and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

1 John 5:7 (KJV)
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one.

Luke 3:21-22 (KJV)
Now when all the people were baptized,
it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized,
and praying, the heaven was opened,
{22} And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him,
and a voice came from heaven, which said,
Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Mat 28:18-20 (KJV)
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
{19} Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world
. Amen.

John 10:30 (KJV)
I and my Father are one.

Deu 6:4 (KJV)
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Gen 3:22a (KJV)
And the LORD God said,
Behold, the man is become as one of US, to know good and evil:

(Gen 1:26-27 KJV)
And God said, LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
{27} So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.

Gen 11:6-7 (KJV)
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one,
and they have all one language;
and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them,
which they have imagined to do.
{7} Go to, LET US GO DOWN, and there confound their language,
that they may not understand one another's speech.

2 Cor 13:14 (KJV)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Ghost,
be with you all. Amen.

Heb 1:1-3 (KJV)
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners
spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
{2} Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,
whom he hath appointed heir of all things,
by whom also he made the worlds;
{3} Who being the brightness of his glory,
and the express image of his person,
and upholding all things by the word of his power,
when he had by himself purged our sins,
sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

1 Cor 8:6 (KJV)
But to us there is but one God, the Father,
of whom are all things, and we in him;
and one Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom are all things, and we by him.

John 5:17-23 (KJV)
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
{18} Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him,
because he not only had broken the sabbath,
but said also that God was his Father,
making himself equal with God.
{19} Then answered Jesus and said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do:
for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
{20} For the Father loveth the Son,
and showeth him all things that himself doeth:
and he will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
{21} For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them;
even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
{22} For the Father judgeth no man,
but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
{23} That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

John 14:23-26 (KJV)
Jesus answered and said unto him,
If a man love me, he will keep my words:
and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
{24} He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:
and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
{25} These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
{26} But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send in my name,
he shall teach you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 14:9-21 (KJV)
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you,
and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?
he that hath seen me hath seen the Father;
and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
{10} Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?

the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself:
but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
{11} Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me:
or else believe me for the very works' sake.

{12} Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;
and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
{13} And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name,
that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
{14} If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
{15} If ye love me, keep my commandments.

{16} And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;
{17} Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

{18} I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
{19} Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more;
but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
{20} At that day ye shall know
that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

{21} He that hath my commandments,
and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me:
and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father,
and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

God Bless you as you ponder these things.
In bob...<><