-Trinity Explained


Trinity Explained

2-4:1. Although the term “TRINITY” as a word is not mentioned neither used nor referred to in the Bible, yet the reality of the TRINITY is revealed, taught and given throughout the Bible not only because of ( A ) the plurality of the Hebrew terms Elohim and Adoni and ( B ) the interpersonal conversations among the multipersonal members of the class/order/genus/kind of being referred to as Elohim ( Powers ) and Adoni ( Lords ) ( Genesis 1:26; 3:22; 11:7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:41-45; Isaiah 6:8; Hebrews 1:8-12 ) but also because ( C ) the Word of God which is the Testimony of Jesus teaches that the Father Himself ( I Corinthians 8:6 ) is God, the Son Himself is God ( Hebrews 1:8 ) and the Holy Spirit Himself is God ( Acts 5:1-5 ). Vis a vis all of creation, God the Father is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL but NOT DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING LORD GOD not only because He has chosen to be the invisible God to all of creation (I Timothy 6:16) but also because it is agreed upon by the three Members- Persons of the TRINITY that God the Son is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING LORD GOD who is to represent ( Matthew 10:40 ), mediate ( John 12:44-45 ) and reveal ( John 1:18; 14:9-11 ) God the Father to all of creation. God the Son, Christ Jesus, is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING LORD GOD. That is why all THEOPHANIES are Christophanies. It is also God the Son, Christ Jesus, who incarnated Himself and it is His face that His faithful servants shall see forever ( John 6:39-40; 17:24; Titus 2:13-14; Revelation 22:3-5 ). God the Holy Spirit is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and Eternal Spirit who is revealing or manifesting Himself only in SYMBOLIC FORM( S ), e.g. Wind, Rain/Rivers, Fire, Dove, etc… . God the Holy Spirit only manifests Himself in the NAME, THROUGH the Person and as Per Mission- Order of the LORD God the Son, Jesus Christ ( John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-15 ).

2-4:2. The Three ( 3 ) Members- Persons of the Biblical TRINITY ARE one only in class/genus/essence/order/kind of being ( John 10:30; John 14:6; 15:26; I John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:1-4 );

2-4:3. In Person, Designations and Functions each Member of the Biblical TRINITY is individually, absolutely and eternally distinct from, unique among and not interchangeable with any one of the other two ( 2 ) Members- Persons;

2-4:4. Since God the Father has chosen not only to be invisible to all of creation but also to permanently dwell in the Son and to address, commit and devote all of all ( including, of course, all of His, viz. God the Father’s all ) to God the Son, Christ Jesus, therefore, all of those who agree with God the Father must address, commit and devote their all to Jesus. So if you do not address, commit and devote your all to Jesus, then you are not only doing injustice to the ALL in all function of Jesus but you are also blatantly, diametrically and stubbornly opposing the disposition of God the Father to address, commit and devote all of Himself and all of all to His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus. If you are disagreeing with the assertion of the teaching that all of everyone and all of all, in and throughout all of reality, are rightfully and must always be addressed, submitted, committed, conformed, devoted and/or subjected to the Almighty Lord God the Son, Christ Jesus, then, YOU ARE an ANTICHRIST, a SATAN, a PERPETRATOR of INJUSTICE and FALSEHOODS against the ALL FOR JESUS commitments of the TRINITY and you deserved to be cast into the lake of fire ( Revelation 21:8, 27; 22:15 ).

2-4:5. God the Holy Spirit has chosen not just to manifest Himself only symbolically to all of creation but also to do all things exclusively from, on, in, through, with, to and for the Person, Name and Mission- Order of God the Son, Christ Jesus ( John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-15 );

2-4:6. God the Father willed and God the Holy Spirit confirmed that the Singular, Personal and Directly Self- Revealing LORD ( YAHWEH, Adon, Kyrios ) God ( El ) Almighty ( Shaddai ) who is always/ever functioning as ALL in all is the LORD ( YAHWEH, Adon, Kyrios ) God ( Elohim ) the Son ( Hebrews 1:8-12 ), Christ Jesus, therefore, it is to Christ Jesus Himself and to HIM ALONE that all submissions, commitments, subjections, conformities, prayers, devotions, sacrifices and services due to God are and must be directly, exclusively and permanently addressed;

2-4:7. In the original heavens and even in the New heavens all commitments, prayers and devotions are directly, exclusively and permanently addressed to the LORD God the Son ( Psalms 148:1-6; Isaiah 66:1-2, 22-23; Revelation 8:8-12; 7:17; 21:1-8; 22:3-5 ), who being the Lord God Almighty is also the LAMB who is seated in the midst of the throne of the heavens;

2-4:8. The Christhood or Messianic Functions of God the Son, Christ Jesus, are not only ONCE and For ALL but They Are Forever because

( A ) The Son as the Logos who is God is the Eternal Perfect Prophet or Revealer of God’s TRUTH ( John 1:1, 14 ), so all of God’s TRUTH is from, on, in, through, with, to and for Jesus, therefore, whatever commitment, doing, communication, devotion and prayer is not from neither on nor in nor through nor with nor to nor for Jesus, is not of God ( Ephesians 4:20-21 ); for the spirit of prophecy IS the testimony of ( from, on, in, through, with, to and for ) Jesus ( Revelation 19:10 );

( B ) The Son is the God whose throne and scepter ( entire domain, rule and reign ) as King is forever and ever ( Hebrews 1:8-9 ). So all of creation is always under the HEADSHIP ( Ephesians 1:9-23; Colossians 1:16-21; 2:1-11 ), totally owned, occupied- possessed and ruled by the Lordship ( Acts 10:36; Romans 10:1-13 ) and completely subject to the Kingship ( Revelation 17:14; 19:16 ) of Christ Jesus.

( C ) The Son is the Eternal High Priest who alone is qualified to receive, bear and render all dues, gifts and offerings to God the Father ( Hebrews chapters 3 to 10; I Corinthians 15:26-28 );

( D ) It is the absolute, unequalled and indispensably unique, universally complementary and eternally vital Christhood or Messianic functions of Jesus that make all of Biblical Godliness and Christianity what it is;

( E ) However, since those who render all dues, gifts and offerings to God by submitting, committing, subjecting, conforming and devoting them directly to God the Father or to God the Holy Spirit or to any Person other than the LORD Jesus Christ are not only disregarding/bypassing, discounting and doing injustice to the Person, Purpose and Functions of Jesus but they are also actually playing false to and/or asserting falsehood about His entire Christhood or Messianic Functions ( because of the Biblical teachings that if you have broken one of the commandments of the Lord, then you have broken them all [ James 2:10 ] and whoever knows how to do good and doeth it not, to him/her it shall be sin [ James 4:17 ] ), therefore, they are sinning and lying against the will of God the Father ( John 6:39-40 ), against the witness of God the Holy Spirit ( John 16:7-15 ) and against the Person ( John 5:39-40 ), Purpose ( John 17:3-24 ), Functions ( Colossians 3:11; Ephesians 4:7; John 15:1-5 ), Claims ( Revelation 1:8, 17-18; 22:13; John 6:37; I Timothy 2:5-6 ) and Teaching ( Matthew 11:27-29; Luke 6:46-49 ) of the Lord God the Son, Jesus the Christ, and so all of these sinners, liars and children of the devil who are not addressing all of their all to Jesus are deserving to be cast into the lake of fire ( Revelation 21:8, 27; 22:15 ).

2-4:9. Christ Jesus, the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING LORD ( YAHWEH, Adon, Kyrios ) God ( Elohim ) the Son being the LORD ( YAHWEH, Adon, Kyrios ) God ( El ) Almighty ( Shaddai ) is always functioning as ALL in all so that He and He alone and no one but He is the ABSOLUTE ALPHA- BEGINNING- FIRST- INITIATOR- AUTHOR, MEDIATOR- GATE- DOOR- WAY- NORM (RIGHTEOUSNESS)- CHANNEL, TRUTH- LIFE- LIGHT- WISDOM- GLORY and OMEGA- END ( COMPLETION )- LAST; so that He is the Lord of all, the PERMANENT DWELLING PLACE of everyone that is truly His own, and, thus He is the only rightful direct ( Luke 6:46-49; John 3:35; Acts 9:1-21; I Corinthians 1:2 ), all- keeping ( John 6:37-40; 17:10-23 ) and permanent ( Acts 17:28; Colossians 1:17 ) ADDRESSEE of all dues, gifts and offerings to God.

2-4:10. One of the most basic teachings of the Bible is that whatever anyone does to God’s anointed is thereupon, therein, thereby and therefore already done to the God who has ordained the anointing of His anointed. However, this order is asymmetrical and/or NOT COMMUTATIVE because what is directly done to the anointed is ALREADY done to the one who ordained the anointing but whatever is directly done to the one who ordained the anointing is not done to the one who is anointed. Since Jesus, the LORD God the Son, is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and PERFECT but ETERNAL CHRIST/ANOINTED, of God the Father and by God the Holy Spirit, therefore, whatever is directly done to JESUS the CHRIST or CHRIST JESUS is thereupon, therein, thereby and therefore ALREADY done to God the Father and to God the Holy Spirit. But whatever is done directly to God the Father and/or to God the Holy Spirit is not done to God the Son because God the Son did not anoint God the Father neither did God the Son anoint God the Holy Spirit. But since in eternity it is God the Father who, by God the Holy Spirit ( Hebrews 1:8-9 ), anointed God the Son, the Eternal Christ Jesus, therefore, God the Father has chosen not only to be invisible but also to be not directly knowable ( Matthew 11:27 ) neither directly approachable ( John 14:6; I Timothy 6:16; I Peter 3:18; Hebrews 7:1-25; 3:1-7; I Timothy 2:5-6 ) nor directly exposable ( John 1:18; 5:37; 6:44-46 ) nor directly communicating ( Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 1:1, 2, 9; 19:10; John 14:9-11 ) to all of creation, and, God the Holy Spirit has also chosen to manifest Himself just in symbolic forms to all of creation and the entire functions, works, and services of God the Holy Spirit is just to lead all INTO Jesus, reveal to all the message of Jesus and glorify no one except Jesus so that all commitments, prayers, devotions and renderings due and/or given and/or offered to God are rightfully, entirely, exclusively and permanently addressed to God the Son who is Jesus, the Christ i.e. the ANOINTED ONE. That is why all of all to God and in all of reality is always and must ever be focused on Christ Jesus. All of those who disagree with the addressing, focusing and devoting to Jesus of the all of all are against the Messianic intent, directive and thrust not only of God the Father and of God the Holy Spirit but also of the entire Bible ( John 5:39-40; 20:31; II Timothy 3:15-17; Acts 10:43; Luke 24:24-47 ).

Author:  Rev. Edilberto C. Medina

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4 Comments on -Trinity Explained

  1. Hi Tony,

    The meaning of the term “Firstborn” in the Bible

    Note that in the Bible it did not state first created by firstborn.

    Since the Bible was first written by the Hebrew people ty their prophets, God would often teach His chosen people lessons based on their culture to make them understand more cearly His message to them. In Israel the First born son inherited special rights and privileges. His birthright was a double portion of the estate and leadership of the family. He was the family’s spiritual head.

    In figurative language, the term “firstborn” stand for that which is most excellent. This expression is applied to Jesus in several New Testament passages. All of them point to Jesus high standing and His unique relationship to His father and the church.

    In Col. 1:15

  2. Hi Tony,

    The doctrine of the trinity is a profound and intensive subject. For those who are truly seeking for truth I’m sure God will easily make this subject understandable by the help of the Holy Spirit. A righteous person is humble enough to admit that he is limited and fallible and that apart from Christ he can do nothing. Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith is continually manifesting Himself to us if we seek Him with all our heart & soul. Deut. 4:29… and you will find him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. Matt. 5:6. Blessed are those who humger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. our learning is from glory to glory because we are finite creatures and the one who reveals His Words to us is an infinite being.
    Here are some highlights and some insights on the concept of the Trinity which I have learned from scriptures. I made this short and brief hoping that you will have enough time to consider and analyze every statement. i hope and pray that the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Living Word Himself will enlighten you regarding this.

    The true being of God as a class or kind of being has no less and no more than three eternally distinct Persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 48:6; Matt. 28:19-20; Heb. 9:14; etc.). Their Persons are not interchangeable because they are individually unique members or consciously living Persons in that kind of being.

    The relationship of the three Persons of the triun God is definitely a kinship relationship not only because the terms Father, Son, and Holy spirit are Biblical terms of kinship but also because of the sameness in their kind or essence of being and because the godhood of one of them is coequal with the godhool of any one of the other two of them (Phils. 2:6)

    The Persons/members of the TRINITY have a common Name which is Lord (yahweh in Hebrew and Kurios in Greek) e.g. Psalm 110:1 “The Lord said to My Lord, sit at My right hand till I make Your enemies your footstool; 2Cor. 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty”. Since they have the same class of being they also have the same purpose (Eph. 3:11; Gen. 1:26; etc.)

    The truth of their being a one kind or class of being that has more than one individual as members and bearers of the qualities inherent in that class is reflected in all of reality. In the world, the truth that certain kind or class exist, is proven by the fact that living creatures such as humans, animals, and plants are ordered by their creator to multiply after their own kind (Gen. 1:3-7). In the biophysical level individuals are to multiply by reproduction of the same kind where what has been reproduced bears the image or characteristics of its proginator (Gen. 1:26-28; Gen. 5:1-3).

    It is revealed in the Bible that the true God, even the Son is an infinitely perfect living conscious selfhood (1Jn. 5:20; Isaiah 9:6) that is the replica-image or exact copy of the invisible God (Col. 1:15; John 14:9). Thus the Lord Jesus Christ being God the son is the appearing or visible God (Titus 2:13) but God the Father is the invisible God (Col. 1:15) whom no creature has seen or can see (John 1:18). The selfhood of the Holy Spirit being the eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14), infinite and good Spirit (Nehemiah 9:20) also belong to the same class of being which is the being of God (Acts. 5:1-4).

    According to the Bible affinity or sameness in kind or class or kinship is realized and revealed by Covenant, agreement, by Command or rule, and by Eternal design.

    1. By Covenant: Gen. 1:26. Then God said Let us make man in our image according to our likeness . . . Gen. 11:7. Come let us go down . . The multipersonal selves or the plurality of the selfhoods (note the personal pronoun us) of Yahweh Elohim are agreeing or covenanting among themselves.

    2. By Command or law: Afinity or sameness, in kind or class is realized and revealed by a command or law that is agreed upon Gen. 1:11-12. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb … (Biophysically alive creatures on earth are ordered to multiply after their own respective kinds)

    3. By Eternal design: Deut. 32:3-4; Eph. 3:11; 1Cor. 1:24) It is eternally designed by the Lord Jesus Christ that the eternal as eternal is continually eternal, and that a circle as a circle is continually a circle and that a square as a square is continually a square, etc…

    Since God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit have affinity, or sameness in being God, thus they are co-equal in godhood (Heb. 1:8; 1Jn. 5:20; Phil 2:5-8 and Acts 5:1-4) and they are in the highest form of love with each other. The Father is the lover, giver and addressor of all to the Son and the Son is the beloved of the Father because the Son has given His all to always do what is pleasing to the Father. For that reason and purpose it is the Son who is the all appropriating all in all as well as the eternal dwelling place of all and the holy Spirit is the love bond and confirmer of the Father’s love for the son. Plase take not of the followng verses as references (Jn. 17:3-5 and 24; Jn. 3:34-35; Jn. 8:28-29; John 5:18-19; Matt. 3;15-17; Heb. 1;8-9; Heb. 9:14; Matt. 22:41-45 and 1Pet. 1:10-12, etc.)

    God the Son Jesus is the “I am” (John 5:58; Exodus 6:3) as well as the Eternal Life Himself (1Jn. 5:20) who is the Alpha, the Way, the Truth and the Life and the Omega, the completer and consusmator or finisher of all things (Rev. 1:8; Jn. 14:6; Heb. 12:2) and the only rightful addressee and permanent dwellig place of everyone (Ps. 90:1-2; Acts 17:28).

    He, Jesus Christ is also the wisdom and the power of God (1Cor. 1:24), the accomplisher of the eternal purpose (Eph. 3:11), the fulfiller of all the promises of God (2Cor. 1:20), and consumating all in all of the created kinds (Col. 3:11; Eph. 1:9-23) and it is the Son who is doing and asserting His over all Lordship that give glory to the Father (Phil. 2:5-11) and carry out the reality of the Persons, presence and work of the Holy Spirit (1Cor. 12:3).

    It is agreed upon or covenanted by the TRIUN God that all their works concerning all of creation, provided, preserved, headed, judged, redeemed, sanctified and glorified by God the Son Jesus Christ Himself and not of God the Father, and not of God the Holy Spirit although all these doings of the Son are pleasing to the Father (John 8:29) and with the Unity of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:3) and as the eternal Mediator/High Priest of the Godkind to the created kind (1Cor. 8:6); the Eternal Mediator of the createdkinds to the Godkind (1Tim. 2:5-6), it is always from, through, and for Jesus Christ that the right relationship, communicatoins, and prayer are brought about and formed in all of reality.

    Note: The word ONE in Hebrew and Greek has two meanings.
    ONE in number or numerical one. (Yachid in Heb. & MONO in Greek)
    Example: Heb. 10:14, For by ONE offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified; 2Cor. 11:24, From the Jews five times I received 40 stripes minus ONE.
    ONE (composite one) in essence or class of being (Echad in Heb. and Eis in Greek)
    Example: John 10:30,I and my Father are ONE; John 17:11, Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through Your Name those whom You Have given Me, that they may be ONE as We are.

  3. Dear Tony,

    Thank you very much for your comments and we thank the Lord Jesus
    Christ for giving you an open mind about asking about the teaching from
    the Bible about the doctrine on Trinity. You have also raised the issue
    on the Diety of the Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient with me as I
    will explain it to you. I have attached two Bible study outlines as
    they may be too long for this e-mail.

    I trust that the Lord Jesus will enlighten you by His Holy Spirit that
    the Father may be glorified in the Son. (Phil. 2:9-11) May He
    abundantly bless you and your family.

    In Christ,

    Bro. Mar

    Here are the two Bible Study Outlines:  

    Godhood of Jesus


  4. Hello sir,

    I am really a bit concerned abut this doctrine of trinity that seems to be the core of christian belief. I will first of all point out that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I hope you do not mind me sharing mine.

    There is simple no verse in scripture that states that God exists as 3 in 1. Jesus never said He was God and by the time we begin to make a distinction between Father, Son and Holy Spirit we have left the biblical concept of God being one into a heathen multiple God concept. This so-called doctrine was only introduced as a means of explaining Jesus’s divinity. That we can do without actually bordering on heresy.

    From scripture, we know that God does not have a beginning; He is the ageless one. Jesus has a beginning, hence he has been described as the firstborn of all creation; meaning that he was created first. From the book of Hebrews the divinity of Jesus is explained in great detail without any mention of him being God. It is very clear that Jesus submits to God which I might add does not make him God.

    This doctrine is one of the relics of the catholic church which today’s church still carry around and we have even dropped salvation by faith and have gone back to salvation by works.

    I think I will stop here for now. God bless.

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