that one God is comprised of three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The
obvious problem that some have with this is that something cannot be both one and
three at the same time. But that is not what we are saying. God is one being not
three beings. And that one being is comprised of three persons.
The Nicene Creed says that Jesus is “begotten not made, one in being with the
Father.” It also says that the Holy Spirit “proceeds from the Father and the Son.”
But wouldn’t that mean that the Son and the Holy Spirit came at a later time? No
because that would mean that the Father was not perfect and all powerful before the
Son and the Holy Spirit existed. And we know that can’t be true. So they must have
In the word of God the evidence is even stronger.
Scripture is pretty clear on the fact that there is but one God. The prophet Isaiah
proclaimed: “You are my witnesses” says the Lord, “and my servant whom I have
chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before
me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me” (43:10).
The Bible is also clear on the fact that anyone else who is referred to as a god is a
false god and in reality no god at all. Paul tells us the following in his first letter to
“There is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods
in heaven or on earth – as indeed there are many “gods” and many
“lords” – yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom all things
and for whom we exist, and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom all
things and through whom we exist (8:4-6).
The end of this passage says something pretty interesting. It says there is “one Lord
Jesus Christ, through whom all things and through whom we exist.” The book of
Colossians goes even further: “For in Him [Jesus] all things were created, in
heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or
principalities or authorities – all things were created through Him and for Him
(1:16). The Bible teaches us in a number of places that it was God who created all
things (see Revelation 4:11). Unless Jesus is God how can all things be created
But doesn’t Scripture portray Jesus as a man who is subordinate to God? Yes it
does but there is no contradiction here. Jesus came to earth as a man to offer
Himself up for our sins. This is called the Incarnation. As such He was fully human
and fully divine. In His human nature He was subordinate to the Father. In His
Divine nature He was one with the Father (John 10:30).
In Isaiah 44:6 God the Father says: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me
there is no god.” In Revelation 1:17 Jesus says: “Fear not I am the first and the
last.” God the Father said: “I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior”
Peter said: “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:11).
In Exodus 3:14-15 God says to Moses: “I AM who I AM” And He said, “Say this
to the people of Israel, “The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: this is my name
forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.”
Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name “Jehoshua.” Jehoshua is usually
shortened to Joshua or Jeshua. In the east names are more than a label. Quite often
they tell us something about the person. The name Jehoshua comes from two
Hebrew words; Jehovah (the proper name of God) and hoshea (saving). So Jesus or
Jehoshua literally means Jehovah our salvation.
The first of the Ten Commandments forbids us from worshipping anyone other
than the one true God (Exodus 20:2-6). In Revelation 7:11 we read the following:
“And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and four living
creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God.”
Here we see the residents of heaven worshipping the one true God.