God is not one in number but they are three individually distinct persons viz. God the Father; God the Son; and God the Holy Spirit.
Their kind of Being is just one, which is eternally one God kind of Being, because God the Father is always the Living God, (Mt. 16:16
) and God the Son the LORD JESUS CHRIST is always the true God and Eternal Life, (Rom. 9:5
; I Jn. 5:20
; Rom. 6:23
; Tit. 2:13
) while God the Holy Spirit is always the Eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14
The Holy Spirit has been revealed that He is God (Ac. 5:1-4
It must be clearly understood that Their individual distinction is not in Their Godhood, because Their kind of Being as God is forever the same. That means They have exact likeness in Godhood.
In Their Personal identity, we can comprehensively consider Their distinction from one another, because the LORD JESUS CHRIST alone among Themselves is the “SINGULAR, PERSONAL, DIRECTLY SELF REVEALING and HISTORICALLY SELF IDENTIFYING GOD (EL) Almighty (Shaddai) (Rev. 1:8
; Isa. 42:5
They are living together in infinite reality as revealed in Their eternal covenant, (Heb. 13:20
). If They don’t live together eternally, how could there be eternal covenant among Themselves?
The Biblical revelation about the distinction of the Triune God has been explicitly revealed by the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who alone has given us knowledge about Themselves (Jn. 1:17
The LORD JESUS has made it known to us that the distinction of God the Father is His invisibility to the created kind of being (Jn. 1:18
His voice has never been directly heard by the created beings, except through the LORD JESUS alone, (Mt. 3:17
; Jn. 12:49-50
God the Father can be knowable just through the LORD JESUS (Mt. 11:27
). No one else among the created beings can directly approach God the Father, except by the LORD JESUS alone (Jn. 14:6
In truth, these are the distinctions of God the Father among the two other Members of the Triune God: the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and God the Holy Spirit.
God the Father is the eternal Father of the LORD JESUS, with regards to Their eternal kinship relationship by virtue of Their eternal agreement (Ps. 90:7
; Heb. 1:5
). God the Father will never manifest Himself in the infinite reality, neither to the finite world as “God the Son”.
There’s no changeability in Himself and He remains forever as the Father of the LORD JESUS; without variableness, neither shadow of turning in His Personality (Ja. 1:17).
He was the Personally appearing God in the days of Adam and his descendants: to Noah, the Patriarchs, Prophets, and Judges in the days of their existence, (reference: the 21 Theophanies of the LORD JESUS in the Old Testament times).
JESUS in Himself is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb.13:8
), without changeability in His Personal identity; and He is the Everlasting Father of all His adherents who received Him in His fullness (Jn. 1:12
; II Cor. 6:18
The Fatherhood of God the Father can never be the same as the Fatherhood of God the Son- the LORD JESUS CHRIST, because the LORD JESUSalone is the only begotten Son of God the Father in eternity and in all reality.
Differently, the LORD JESUS is the Everlasting Father of all His adherents who received Him in His fullness (Jn. 1:12
) to whom He gave rights to be His adopted children who believed in His name.
God the Holy Spirit cannot be Personally seen by any created being in the world (Jn. 14:17
) but can be known through the revelation of the LORD JESUS. The Holy Spirit manifests Himself just by symbolic manifestations, such as: dove coming from heaven, (Mt. 3:17
), rushing wind and tongues of fire (Ac. 2:23
), lamp’s oil (Mt. 25:3-8
), anointing oil for the LORD JESUS(Heb. 1:9
Now we know the individual distinction of the TRINITY. They don’t have transposition with each other among Themselves. Their Individual Personality will never have interchangeability. Each one of Them forever remains in His Personal identity (Ja. 1:17; Heb. 13:8
; Heb. 9:14
The testimony of the Apostle Peter to Ananias (Ac. 5:1-4
) that the Holy Spirit is not a man but God will forever remain as unquestionable truth, because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the TRUTH, and bears witness toJESUS (Jn. 15:26
The LORD JESUS in His functions, work through God the Holy Spirit (Zec. 4:6
If the Holy Spirit is not God, He cannot be with the Father and the LORD JESUS in the infinite reality, because only the God kind have infinite existence, and He is the Eternal Spirit ( Heb. 9:14
Although the word TRINITY is nowhere to be found in the Bible, JESUShas revealed it explicitly for us who sincerely believed in Him, because He is the one who reveals profound and hidden things (Dan. 2:22). The explicit revelations of the LORD JESUS to John His beloved servant, can never be demolished of anyone in the entire world, because all of His revelations are absolute truth.
Even though the word TRINITY can’t be found written in verbatim word within the entire bible, nevertheless, the explicit revelation of the LORD JESUS that the Apostle John had written is indisputable,irrevocable truth that no one else can eradicate.
For there are three that bear record in heaven,the Father,the Word,and the Holy Ghost,and these three are one (1Jn.5:7).
Consequently, the TRINITY is not a mystery as Pseudo Christians (false Christians) had erroneously put in their mind, that no one else among the human kind can truly explain the TRINITY because according to them it is a mystery.
This is an indubitable truth, that God the Father, God the Son- the LORD JESUS CHRIST and God the Holy Spirit ARE ETERNALLY TRIUNE GOD in all of reality (Eph. 4:21
; Mt. 28:1
; I Jn. 5:7
by Rev. Eugene Fernandez