PART THREE - DOCTRINE CONCERNING

"THE TRINITARIAN GODHEAD" . . .,

"THE THREE IN ONE."

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"THE TRINITY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT" . . .

( 1 ). Commentary . . . The doctrine of the TRINITY is a peculiar and a very explicit doctrine in our New Testament. The record in the LORD'S Word of the baptism of the LORD JESUS graphically presents the "TRINITY."

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( 2 ). At CHRIST'S baptism by John the Baptist,

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No - { 1 }: "IMMANUEL, - JESUS CHRIST Who is GOD The SON" was baptized ),

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No - { 2 }: then "GOD The HOLY SPIRIT" was observed descending from Heaven as a dove, coming down upon the LORD JESUS and . . .,

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No - { 3 }: the voice of GOD The Heavenly FATHER saying . . .

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( 3 ). Scripture: "... This is [ 'GOD: THE LORD JESUS CHRIST' ] My beloved SON, in Whom I am well pleased," { Matthew 3:17 }."

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( 4 ). Commentary . . . A person would have to be blind not to observe the "TRINITY" in this text. The "TRINITY," the FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT, is clearly displayed before all humanity in this glorious occasion.

( 5 ). Again in the Hebrew baptismal formula, which JESUS gave to His Apostles, when He sent them out to minister to the Jews, He stated that they were to conform to His agenda by . . .

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( 6 ). Scripture: " ... Baptizing 'them [ the Hebrews', remember this was still during the Kingdom Administration period before the BODY OF CHRIST had begun ], in the name of the 'FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT [ Greek,' Three in ONE ], { Matthew 28:19 }."

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( 7 ). Commentary . . . Remember the BODY OF CHRIST was still to be set up at a later time through the Apostle Paul, and was not yet present on the earth at the time of CHRIST'S baptism by John the Baptist. At that time Ritual baptism was still in force under the Old Testament commandments, ordinances and rituals.

( 8 ). "Therefore, this commission was the marching orders to the Israelites during CHRIST'S Kingdom teaching and Administration that was established in the time of John the Baptist's ministry."

( 9 ). Read { Luke 16:16; - Matthew 11:12; - Romans 5:13-14; - & - Galatians 3:17-19 }. The Apostlee Paul in his apostolic benediction includes the Three Persons of the GODHEAD. . . .

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( 10 ). Scripture, No - { 1 }: "The grace of the 'LORD [ JEHOVAH ] JESUS CHRIST',

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No - { 2 }: and the love of 'GOD [ ELOHIM' "TRINITY" ] and . . .,

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No - { 3 }: the communion of the HOLY SPIRIT, be with you all. Amen { 2- Corinthians 13:14 }."

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( 11 ). Commentary . . . The word 'Amen' means: 'that is so, or let it be so.' - 'Amen also refers to one of the names of CHRIST JESUS.' The word "El-O-HIM" above refers to: "GOD in Plurality" and Unity: The Three in ONE } - { GOD is the plural of Eloah: { Genesis 1:1 }!

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( 12 ). Scripture: "One LORD, one Faith, one Baptism, { Ephesians 4: 5 }."

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( 13 ). Commentary . . . This above verse should be interpreted as saying: "( One LORD GOD the FATHER ), - ( One Faith in JESUS CHRIST Who is GOD the SON ), - ( One SPIRITUAL Baptism of and by GOD the HOLY SPIRIT )." This verse has a two-fold interpretation.

( 14 ). When one is converted to become a member of CHRIST'S BODY of SAINTS . . .,

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No - { 1 }: he becomes an adopted Child of GOD the FATHER ...

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No - { 2 }: he has been saved by his personal faith - through the shed blood of "GOD The LORD JESUS CHRIST." And . . .,

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No - { 3 }: he has been spiritually Baptized into CHRIST'S death Baptism, buried, resurrected, and ascended up into Heaven at the time CHRIST ascended up to set at the right hand of the FATHER through the power of GOD the HOLY SPIRIT, read { Romans 6:3-11 }.

( 15 ). This refers to our death baptism into CHRIST and into His BODY of SAINTS therefore, through the fore-knowledge of GOD everything has been perfected in Him. [ Read our message concerning all the twelve Baptisms of the Bible. ]

( 16 ). All the above took place for the Children of GOD in every single case. The very second, when an unbeliever is presently converted to CHRIST he or she is automatically joined to the believing host of true SAINTS in the "BODY OF CHRIST, which is "the ONE NEW MAN" of { Ephesians 2:15-16 } and "is the same as the - BODY OF CHRIST."

( 17 ). And, the BODY OF CHRIST is actually the true "ONE" denomination of every Child of GOD in this entire world today ..., no matter what denomination another Christian may claim to belong to otherwise!

( 18 ). This is accomplished at the time of salvation. When the HOLY SPIRIT Spiritually Baptizes us into CHRIST'S Death Baptism, His death Baptism, becomes our death Baptism, praise GOD! There is no water involved in our death baptism and every Child of GOD partakes of the death Baptism the second he receives salvation.

( 19 ). At this present time, you and I as GOD'S adopted Children, are setting at the right hand of GOD the FATHER "spiritually speaking" ..., CHRIST is dwelling in us, and we are in CHRIST our blessed HEAD. The LORD JESUS taught His disciples the doctrine of the "TRINITY" ...

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( 20 ). Scripture: "And I will pray the FATHER, and He shall give you another Comforter [ like I - JESUS am, on the same par with Me ], that He may abide with you forever, { John 14:16 }."

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( 21 ). Commentary . . . Concerning the words "Another Comforter," The HOLY SPIRIT is called the "COMFORTER { Greek- Paraclete," as also in { John 14:26; - 15:26; - & - 16:7 }. In the root of this word are the ideas of advising, exhorting, comforting, strengthening, interceding, and encouraging. The only other occurrence of the word outside this discourse in the N.T. is in { 1- John 2:1 } applied to CHRIST and translated "Advocate." The word "Advocate." pertains to the word "Lawyer and = or High Priest."

( 22 ). Here and in the other passage in John cited above, CHRIST teaches that the HOLY SPIRIT . . .

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No - { 1 }: will indwell Christians { John 14:16-17 };

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No - { 2 }: will help the disciple recall the events of His life, { John 14:26 };

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No - { 3 }: will convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment { John 16:7 - 11 } and . . .,

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No - { 4 }: will teach Believers the truth { John 15:26; - & - 16:13-15 }.

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( 23 ). This above, my friend, refers to "eternal security for every Child of GOD!" What the LORD promises cannot be annulled by men or the devil, it is eternal. The N.T. abounds with the teaching of the TRINITY, for it repeatedly names the Three Persons of the GODHEAD. One of the greatest texts in the N.T. that proves that CHRIST is GOD, is the following:

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( 24 ). Scripture: "In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD. The same was in the beginning with GOD. And all things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made, { John 1:1-3 }."

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( 25 ). Commentary . . . We have a FATHER Who is GOD!

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( 26 ). Scripture: "To all that be in Rome, beloved of GOD, called to be SAINTS: Grace to you and peace from GOD our FATHER, and [ GOD ] the LORD JESUS CHRIST, { Romans 1:7 }."

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( 27 ). { V. 28 } Scripture: "And Thomas ... said to 'Him [ JESUS' ], My LORD and my GOD . . .,

( 28 ). { V. 29 }: JESUS said to him, Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed, { John 20:28-29 }."

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( 29 ). The above { V. 29 }: paraphrased below in Commentary form . . .

( 30 ). { 29 }: JESUS said to him, Thomas, because 'you have seen [ Me with your own eyes and know that I exist as the true GOD' ], 'you have believed: [ that I am the CHRIST Who is also GOD in the Flesh' ]: "blessed [ and happy and to be envied ]: are those that have never seen: [ Me personally with their naked eyes" ], 'and yet have believed': [ 'and adhered to and trusted in and relied on Me as their SAVIOUR and their GOD' ], { John 20:28-29 }."

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( 31 ). Commentary . . . The Apostle said: "My LORD and my GOD" . . ., Thomas the doubter, finally recognized the full DEITY of JESUS CHRIST. This makes the climax of John's Gospel. The LORD had claimed DEITY throughout His ministry. Now notice and understand:

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No - { 1 }: The name of DEITY which JESUS uses in { Matthew 22:42-45; - & - John 8:58 } . . .

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No - { 2 }: The attributes of DEITY which 'He claimed [ holiness' ], { John 8: 46-47 }. Read on . . .

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No - { 3 }: "And 'Omnipresence, [ all things are in GOD'S presence' at all times," ] { Matthew 28:20 };

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No - { 4 }: "Omniscience, [ He is an all knowing GOD" ], { John 11:11- 14 }; and . . .

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No - { 5 }: "Omnipotence, [ GOD is immutability: GOD is immutable, nature can do anything in as far as energy is given to it by the LORD. He is the Almighty, with infinite power, as GOD as a DEITY He has unlimited authority." ]

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No - { 6 }: "GOD swears at times by Himself - since [ there is nothing higher to swear by than GOD Himself and His Holiness." ] Read { Isaiah 45:23; - Hebrews 6:13; - Psalm 89:30-37; - Genesis 22:16; - Exodus 32:13; - & - Jeremiah 22:5. }

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No - { 7 }: the things GOD THE LORD JESUS CHRIST claimed to be able to do, and actually did - which only GOD can do: [ forgive sins, { Mark 2:5-7 }; raise the dead, { John 5:28-30; - & - 11: 43 }; and Judge all men, { John 5:22, 27 }.

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( 32 ). We have presented to us a SON Who is GOD HIMSELF ] . . . Read { John 20:26-29 } again - where Thomas, a picked out Apostle, Personally chosen by the LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself. . . . The Apostle knew without a doubt that JESUS was GOD! Read also { 2- Corinthians 6:14-18; - Ephesians 2:15; - & - Colossians 3:10. }

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( 33 ). Scripture: "But to the SON He [ GOD The FATHER ] says", "Your throne, O GOD, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom, { Hebrews 1:8 }." . . .

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( 34 ). Commentary ... You notice in the above verse GOD THE FATHER calls CHRIST GOD . . . Also, the HOLY SPIRIT is presented as GOD. At the incident involving . . . "Ananias and Sapphira" . . .

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( 35 ). { V. 1 } Scripture: "But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

( 36 ). { V. 2 }: And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

( 37 ). { V. 3 }: But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the HOLY SPIRIT, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

( 38 ). { V. 4 }: While it remained, was it not your own? and after it was sold, was it not in your own power? why have you conceived this thing in your heart? you have not lied unto men, but unto GOD, { Acts 5:1-4 }."

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( 39 ). The above { Vs. 1-4 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 40 ). { 1 } Scripture: "But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, 'sold [ some land that wholly and honestly belonged to them, and they thus had every right to use the money in any way they wished.' ]

( 41 ). { 2 }: 'And [ Ananias' ] kept 'back part of the price [ of what they had sold and ], his wife also being 'privy [ i.e., agreeable' ] 'to it [ i.e., to the lie her husband had concocted' ], and brought 'a certain part [ of the money' ], and laid it at the apostle [ Peter's ] feet.'

( 42 ). { 3 }: But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your 'heart [ mind' ] to lie to the HOLY SPIRIT, and to keep back part of the price of the land? And then Peter asked him . . .

( 43 ). { 4 }: 'While it remained [ as your land' ], was it not your own? and after it was sold, 'was it not in your own power [ to keep the whole price for your selves? ] why have you conceived 'this thing [ this lie' ] in your 'heart [ mind' ]? 'you have "NOT" lied [ only' ] unto men, but 'unto GOD [ THE HOLY SPIRIT' ], { Acts 5:1-4 }."

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( 44 ). Commentary . . . The sin of this man and his wife was not in selling all their property, or in keeping part of the proceeds of the sale, but in lying about how much they had received. Lying to the HOLY SPIRIT, was actually lying to GOD, because the HOLY SPIRIT is GOD, and just as equal in DEITY as GOD the FATHER and GOD the SON!

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OUR "TRINITARIAN GOD" CONTINUED . . .

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