Trinity Worksheet #3: Further Passages on the Distinct Nature of each Person of the Trinity

1) The Father is the invisible God

John 1:18 ‘No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.’


2) The Son is God made flesh, the perfect revelation of the Father:

John 1:1 ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’

John 1:14 ‘And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.’

John 1:18 ‘No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.’

John 14:9 ‘Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”’

Phil 2:6-8 ‘…who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.’


3) The Spirit is God living in the Christian

Rom 8:9 ‘However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.’

John 14:16-17 ‘I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.’

John 14:23 ‘Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.”’


[NOTE: References and categories of thought have been borrowed liberally from Paul Washer’s Knowing the Living God, Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology, and Robert Raymond’s A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. These blog entries are merely “worksheets,” hopefully enabling the reader to peruse a multitude of relevant texts at once. Little original thought is added by Sam Caldwell, no credit is due to these blog entries, and no plagiarism at all is intended.]

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