We are going to wrap up the page categorized “The Trinity” in my Great Uncle’s little black binder of Scripture notes. What is interesting to me is that the next page it categorized as Deity of Jesus. I would have probably put those scriptures with the Trinity, so I am eager to see what he references and figure out why he decided it needed it’s own category.
For now, let’s close out the Trinity.
As we finish out the list, we pick up at Matthew 28… The Great Commission:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
This is a direct reference to the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The following two Scriptures both reference there is no other God, one God:
2 Samuel 7:22
Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
1 Corinthians 8:4
Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence” and that “there is no God but one.”
So, if there is no other God… if there is but one God… but Jesus command in the Great Commission is to baptize in the name of all 3 … this supports the oneness of the Trinity. These are not 3 separate God figures like we see in polytheism, but three parts of the whole. If they were 3 separate entities this scripture would be a contradiction to the Old Testament, jealous God. Instead, we are confirming the oneness of these parts of God.
The last notation, is in Joel:
Joel 2:23 & 28
Be glad O children of Zion, and rejoice in he Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for your abundant rain, the early and the latter rains, as before.
And it shall come to pass afterward , that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams and your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants In those days I will pour out my Spirit.
In verse 25, God is identified and as the Word continues into verse 28 God references HIS Spirit again. Another direct reference to part of the Trinity. As we move into the next page, page 3, on the Deity of Jesus… I suspect we are going to be really adding more scripture to support the Trinity. As these pieces of Scripture will identify Christ’s power and authority in Heaven, and separate Him from any mere man or prophet.