Grapes

The Godhead Seen in the Holy Trinity

Acknowledging the Godhead, the Holy Trinity, is an important criteria in order to recognize true Christians. The deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as a Holy Trinity is problematic for non-Christians.

Jesus taught in John 10:30 that "I and My Father are one." Verse 36 to 38 emphasizes this point when He said not to accuse Him of blasphemy but to look at the work in order to "believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him." In His priestly prayer in John 17 Jesus attests again to the unity of the Godhead. See especially verses 20 to 23. The apostle John explains this to the church in his epistle 1 John 5:4-8 (when he tells how our faith gives us the overcoming victory). John goes on to say the three who bear witness in heaven are the Father, the Word (John 1:1-3, 14) and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

Jesus told His disciples "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," (Matthew 28:19). Note they were to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (singular/ in the three in one name).

A powerful scripture foreshadowing this is in Isaiah 9 is verse 6. FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN; AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER. AND HIS NAME WILL BE CALLED WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE.