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Friday, February 12, 2010


The word Trinity does not appear in the Bible, but the truth of it is overwhelming. While there is only one God, the Godhead consists of three distinct persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All are equally omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, eternal, and unchanging, but each one has unique functions. Scripture shows how each member of the Trinity fulfills His specific role, and Scripture also reveals how those three roles interrelate.

The way of redemption showcases these three roles in a very clear way. The Father designed and organized how mankind would be redeemed [Gal. 4:4-5]. He set into motion a set of events and actions that would culminate in the life, death, and resurrection of a Savior. The Son carried out the plan [John 6:37-38]. The Holy Spirit administers the plan. He sees to it that the elect feels a call toward God's saving grace [John 14:26; 16:8; Romans 1:19-20]. Furthermore, the Spirit transforms the lives and hearts of those who receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are equal in divine attributes. Yet each relates to mankind in a different way because He has a specific role. It is very important to understand this distinction: We do not have three gods; we have one God in three persons functioning uniquely, perfectly, and in unity.