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Questions on Biblical texts relating to the Christian teaching of the "Trinity": This tag si for questions on passages used to support, could likely, or prove to impact one's view of the Trinity, while questions on the Trinity itself remain off-topic.

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I have several questions concerning the use or non-use of the conjunction kai at Matthew 8:9

I have several questions concerning the use or non-use of the conjunction kai at Matthew 8:9. What is the implication of the Roman Centurian saying that Jesus was ALSO under authority? Matthew 8:9 New ...
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Do various translations of John 1:1 differ because of base texts, differing opinions of the Greek Translation, or doctrinal bias [duplicate]

Do various translations of John 1:1 differ because of different underlying base manuscripts, differing opinions of how the Greek should be translated or doctrinal bias? I know that this is a ...
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Isaiah 43:11 & 43:25 "I, even I" is a Duet in literature involving Father & Son persons of the Trinity/Triune God speaking in interleaving manner

Isaiah 43:11 New American Standard Bible 1995 11 “I, even I, am the Lord, And there is no savior besides Me. 43:11 The Westminster Leningrad Codex 11 אָנֹכִ֥י אָנֹכִ֖י יְהוָ֑ה וְאֵ֥ין מִבַּלְעָדַ֖י ...
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Why does God the Father need to anoint Jesus with His Spirit if Jesus is fully God?

Isaiah 42:1-4 referenced again in Matthew 12:18. Similar to the descending of God’s Spirit on Jesus at his baptism (Matthew 3). I don’t understand how to explain this in alignment with the Trinity ...
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Implications of Mathews 12:32 and trinitarian theology

Matthew 12:31 states: "And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven." This verse raises an intricate question ...
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Zachariah 13: 6-7 8-9 why aren't 8-9 considered prophetic toward the Holy Trinity? [closed]

I read this as prophetic to the existance of the Holy Trinity, Jesus being the earthly embodiment of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 2/3 of which were cut off from physical manifestation on earth ...
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"God our savior, who desires all people to be saved" Is the Greek clear on whether this desire is God's, the Savior's, or they are one unit?

1 Timothy 2:3–4 says: "This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" τοῦτο καλὸν καὶ ...
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Multi-personal creation in Genesis or exclusive? [closed]

At some level, each part of the Trinity could be said to be involved in the "creation"—the Father presumably is aware of the creation and had furnished the designs or forms. However, I would ...
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Who sits on the throne?

How can we deduce who the one is who sits on the throne in Rev 4:2 & 8, the Father, the Son, or holy spirit? All from the Berean Literal Bible Rev 4:2 Immediately I was in the Spirit, and behold, ...
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In the Trinity doctrine, did the human nature of the Son die on the cross? [closed]

In the Trinity doctrine, the incarnated Son of God has both a human and a divine nature. But He died on the cross. I understand the Trinity doctrine to say that His divine nature cannot die. But does ...
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With respect to Second Temple monotheism, what is the significance of the phrase "God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ?"

Judaism may question Paul's belief in God as was practiced after the exile because of statements which are easily understood to state the deity of Christ (Romans 9:5, Titus 2:13, 2 Thessalonians 1:12, ...
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Is a plural nature of God the best explanation for the use of el, ĕlôha, and ĕlōhîm in Deuteronomy?

The vocabulary of Deuteronomy identifies God using three different words: el, ĕlôha, and ĕlōhîm. el and ĕlôha are singular; ĕlōhîm is plural. There are even passages where two different words are used ...
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Why is 1 John 5:7 a trinitarian verse? [closed]

First up, this is not about whether the verse is an addition or not. Let's assume for a moment it is not and has sufficient authenticity to remain. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the ...
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regarding Jesus being God [closed]

For many years I have thought about the Triune. My conclusion is that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are one and the same. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have always existed from before time, ...
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Who is the νομοθέτης mentioned in James 4:12?

There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? KJV James 4:12 Did Jesus have power to destroy unclean spirits πνεύματι ἀκαθάρτῳ? If so, what does the ...
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How do trinitarians manage the contradiction of Heb 11:3? [closed]

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word (rhēmati) of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. We know also from John 1 that God made creation ...
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Should a Protestant accept the Nicene Creed? [closed]

In chapter 24.1 of his authoritative book on the fourth century Arian Controversy - The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God - Bishop RPC Hanson discusses how the various parties in that ...
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The logos speaks logos? [duplicate]

By a huge margin, the most popular interpretation of John 1:1 asserts that the Greek word logos is not a non-personified quality of God the "Father over all", but instead another eternal ...
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Genesis 1:1-3 Creator of the heavens and the earth? [closed]

When I was reading Genesis 1, I noticed something interesting: Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said.....
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If there is only One Eternal Spirit, and the Father is a Spirit, who/what is the Holy Spirit of God? [closed]

Jesus tells the woman at the well to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. John 4:23-24 King James Version 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in ...
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What does Heb 1:10 mean in light of the "throne" in Revelation? [closed]

Premise: YHWH (God) made all things Isaiah 44:24 (NASB) Thus says YHWH, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, YHWH, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by ...
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Why is the Holy Spirit not mentioned in the Book of Revelation? [closed]

Revelation’s visions often put the Son with the Father, but the Holy Spirit is generally absent. For example: RECEIVING THE BOOK OF REVELATION “GOD” gave the visions of Revelation to “JESUS CHRIST” ...
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How do we interpret Gen. 1:26 in light of Gen. 2:7,21,22; 4:1?

In Gen. 1:26 we read: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over ...
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Note the text of 1 Cor 12:4-6 is written in parallelism: There are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. There are different ways of working, but ...
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In Johannine Comma: Three are One, or Three in One, or Three in are?

In the Johannine Comma, i.e: 1John 5:7, the Greek texts which contain the trinity mention εν which means in, look: 1550 Stephanus New Testament: 7 οτι τρεις εισιν οι μαρτυρουντες εν τω ουρανω ο πατηρ ...
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Does Acts 5:3-4 equate the Holy Spirit with God

In Acts 5:3-4, Peter says: "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? ...
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Is the Holy Spirit called YHWH and worshiped in Psalm 95 and Hebrews 3:7?

Hebrews 3:7-11 begins, "Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says" (NKJV, emphasis mine) and then quotes from Psalm 95:7-11. However, the one speaking in Psalm 95:7-11 "is our God" (v. 7, ...
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Does 2 Corithians 3 17 say Jesus is the Holy Spirit [duplicate]

Does this verse tell us that Jesus Christ is The Holy Spirit? 2 Corinthians 3 (KJV) 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. What is THAT SPIRIT? Does ...
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Why are Rev 1:8, Rev 1:17 and Rev 22:13 red letter whilst Rev 21:6 is not? Surely they should be in the same colour?

I know this is splitting hairs, and that the assignment of red lettering is not an exact science. I have read Red-Letter King James Version: Who is speaking in Revelation 21:5–6? and Why would the ...
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“Who” in Isaiah 40:13 and 14?

Isaiah 40:12: Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and ...
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Should we understand God as three distinct persons based on (at least) Matthew 3:16-17?

Some may suggest that God is a single figure, a single personality, and that there is no "Trinity" as many have come to understand the term. Does Matthew 3 (among other verses) contradict ...
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Who will judge the nations? Jesus or the Father?

Who is the judge of the nations? “For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the ...
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Can you kindly explain this verse in detail? [closed]

... yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. [1 cor ...
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Whom did Ananias lie to? The Holy Spirit, God or both? Acts 5:3-4

Acts 5:3-4 (ESV): 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did ...
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Is Paul referring to the Trinity in 1 Corinthians 12:4-6?

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (ESV): 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the ...
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How can someone be "filled with the Spirit" if the Spirit is a person? Ephesians 5:18

Ephesians 5:18: And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, [ESV] And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; [KJV] and be ...
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Were the magi in Matthew 2 worshipping Jesus as God or King?

The article Why Did The Magi Worship Jesus? from OneGodWorship.com argues that the magi in Matthew 2 were worshipping Jesus as King, and had no intent to worship him as God. Now after Jesus was born ...
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One Lord or two Lords? Deuteronomy 6:4-5 vs Psalms 110:1

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (ESV): 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Psalms 110:1 (...
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Where does the quote in Hebrews 3:7-11 come from and why is it attributed to the Holy Spirit?

Hebrews 3:7-11 begins with: Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "..." This seems like a quotation from some other part of the Bible. From Googling, I found that Psalm 95:6-11 has similar ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Notice ...
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If Jesus is God, how can we make sense of Him calling the Father "my God" in John 20:17?

John 20:16-17 (NASB): 16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended ...
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Are three distinct persons mentioned in John 14:26?

John 14:26 (ESV): 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. [Jhn 14:26 MGNT] (...
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What does "equality with God" mean, and how can it be "exploited"? Philippians 2:6

Philippians 2:5-8 (NRSV): 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied ...
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Is 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 an assertion that God is three equal Persons?

2 Corinthians 13:11-14 (NIV) reads: 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be ...
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God and Father or Godhead and Father?

“one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ With respect to ”God and Father”, does the Greek allow for the reading God (as in Father, Son and Holy ...
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As a Trinitarian attempting to validate the authenticity of the Received Text, should Mark 16:19 end "and sat on the right hand of God"

I am studying the comparisons between the two main sources of biblical texts (received vs critical texts) There is something about the longer ending included in the Received Text for Mark 16 that ...
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One God vs triune God [closed]

There are many explicit passages of the Scripture that clearly declare the cardinal truth that teach that there is only one God: Exo. 8:10; Deut. 4:35,39; 6:4; 32:39; 2Sam. 7:22; 22:32; 1Kings 8:60; ...
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Is the Spirit of the Son distinct from God the Holy Ghost? [closed]

Based on another question about the Spirit of the Son, My answer was that the answer is not as simple and leads to more questions. These are those questions: Is the Spirit of Christ (Rom 8:9, 1 Pet 1:...
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Why is Jesus sitting at "God’s right hand" not "the Father's right hand"? [closed]

When I do the search https://www.openbible.info/topics/jesus_sitting_at_the_right_hand_of_the_father I actually do not get phrases in which Jesus is sitting at the right hand of the father, but ...
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In the gospel of John is it reasonable to make the following connection?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭ The Word was God “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” ‭‭John‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭ God’s Word is ...
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