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Questions on biblical texts relating to the Christian teaching of the "Trinity", that one God exists in three "persons": Father, Son, and Spirit.

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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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Where and when was the truine concept of the Trinity first concieved? [closed]

Where and when was the concept of the Trinity first conceived? Was it modeled after the Romans Triune pagan Gods. Who implemented the teaching of a christian triune and god? When and where was it ...
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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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Is the Holy Spirit called God in Luke 1:35?

Luke 1:35 contains the following statement from the angel Gabriel (NKJV): The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is ...
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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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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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"but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words" - can the Holy Spirit literally intercede with groanings? Romans 8:26-27

Romans 8:26-27 (ESV): 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 ...
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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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Did Jacob wrestle with a person of the Godhead?

Please note that I am not arguing for or against the doctrine of trinity. I merely assume its definition without approval or disapproval. This is NOT a question on trinity. If you have trouble ...
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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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Why does the angel of the LORD speak in the first person in Judges 2:1-5?

Judges 2:1-5 (KJV): And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, ...
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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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Does the Holy Spirit have emotions?

Ephesians 4:30 (NRSV) says that the Holy Spirit can be grieved: And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption which is paralleled in the ...
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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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If the Word was God, and the Word was the Son, can we conclude that the Son is God?

John 1:1 (NIV): In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 (NIV): 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the ...
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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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Should Old Testament Prophecies Concerning YHWH and His Messiah be collapsed into Yahweh? [closed]

Blockquote 15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16 just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the ...
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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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Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6?

Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6? In verse 10, Paul applied the monotheistic-YHWH text Isaiah 45:23 to Jesus which showed that Jesus was either co-equal with ...
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In Romans 8:9, whose Spirit is the believer supposed to have if he is not to be fleshly but spiritual?

If the believer is not fleshly but spiritual he is to have the spirit according to Romans 8:9 Which spirit? God’s (1) Jesus’ (2) Either one (1 or 2) Both (1 + 2) They are one and the same (1 = 2) ...
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Translation of Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let us make mankind...(Genesis 1:26) Hello all. I have a question. Can we translate the hebrew naaseh from Genesis 1:26 as „We will” not just as ”Let us„? When i see „Let us” i see a ...
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Was the phrase ζωὴν ἐν ἑαυτῷ in John 5:26 related to the Tetragrammaton as well as the ὁ ζῶν in Revelation 1:17?

John 5:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; John 5:26 NA27 ὥσπερ γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ἔχει ζωὴν ...
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Is the angel of the lord God himself? Are there verses that affirms the angel of the Lord is God Almighty? [closed]

If the angel of the Lord is God Himself, why is he called the angel of the Lord? Young's Literal Translation of Judges 6:22 says, And Gideon seeth that He is a messenger of Jehovah, and Gideon saith, '...
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Heb. 1:5: Was this "day" a day in eternity-past that the Father and Son relationship began?

Heb 1:5: KJV For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? Was that "day" in ...
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Did the Word of God pre-exist as the Son of God before He was begotten of Mary? [closed]

In Daniel 3:25, KJV, after seeing the four men in the fiery furnace, Nebuchadnezzar stopped short of saying that the fourth man was the Son, but rather was “like the Son of God.” He answered and ...
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(Luke 8:42-47 / Mark 5:25-35) Is Jesus Christ's Surprise Proof of Distinct Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity? [duplicate]

Is Jesus Christ's Surprise Proof of Distinct Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity? Luke 8:42-47 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 42 for he had an [c]only daughter, ...
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(Luke 8:42-47 / Mark 5:25-35) Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of Distinct & Separate Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity?

Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of the Distinct & Separate Nature/Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Luke 8:42-47 New American ...
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Why is Genesis 2:18 "Let us make.." in the LXX?

Recently I noticed that Genesis 2:18 in the LXX uses plural and not singular like TM. Where the TM says "I will make....", the LXX says "let us make..." Can someone tell me what version are true and ...
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Are the term 'God' and 'Lord' in 1 Corinthians 8:6 equally divine designations?

ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Α΄ 8:6 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants] ἀλλ' ἡμῖν εἷς θεὸς ὁ πατήρ, ἐξ οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν, καὶ εἷς κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, δι' οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς ...
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Is the Father the source of the Son?

Jesus said, John 6:57 KJVS As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. Again He says, John 5:26 KJVS For as the Father hath ...
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Does the Shema Yisrael affirm the first two persons of the trinity, aka the Father and Son?

Does the Shema Yisrael affirm the first two persons of the trinity, aka the Father and Son? Considering the passages below, it seems possible that “Adonai Eloheinu” who is “The Lord our God,” and ...
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How do Trinitarians deal with Mark 13:32 in regards to the holy spirit?

Mark 13:32 (as well as Matthew 24:36) records Jesus saying that only the Father knows the hour of his coming. So wouldn't this imply that the holy spirit isn't omniscient if it's a person?
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Is the word "begotten" in John 3:16 of Authorized Version a problem that creates confusion when establishing the Deity of Christ?

The Authorized Version has the word "begotten" in John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ...
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