Acts 7:55 of the American Standard Version says, But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. What does Jesus' position indicate? Is there a third person next to God in this account?

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    I do not understand the question - why does Acts 7:55 suggest a third person beside God on the throne. I read only two - the Father and Son. Can you please clarify?
    – Dottard
    Apr 22, 2020 at 3:49
  • Did Jesus become the Almighty God again and sat on the throne after his resurrection, or is it the Almighty God, his Father, sitting on the throne? Ephesians 1:20. If Jesus is on the right hand of His Father, does Jesus position indicate equality with the Father?
    – user35499
    Apr 23, 2020 at 16:48
  • When Jesus rose, He sat at the right hand of the Father in heaven signifying His equality
    – Dottard
    Apr 24, 2020 at 9:48
  • 2 Gods? One on the throne, the other on the right? Can you please provide verse or verses supporting your comment.
    – user35499
    Apr 24, 2020 at 10:18
  • One God, two persons here. See Matt 26:64, Mark 16:19, Luke 22:69, Acts 2:33, 34, 5:31, 7:55, 56, Rom 8:34, Eph 1:20, Col 3:1, Heb 1:3, 8:1, 10:12, etc.
    – Dottard
    Apr 24, 2020 at 10:24

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Jesus' place at the "right hand" symbolizes the position and power He has above all others. In Ephesians 1 19-21 Paul states "And what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us, the ones believing according to the working of His mighty strength which He worked in Christ in raising Him from the dead, and He seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies, far above all principality and authority and power and dominion, and every name being named, not only in this world, but also in the coming age" (Ephesians 1:19-21). I don't believe there would be a third person visible in this instance.


@derek made a good point about Jesus sitting at God's right hand, which is place of honor and authority. Note, however, that Jesus was standing. Apparently, Jesus sufficiently impressed by Stephen to stand up.

I don't see any reason to think that there is third person.

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