Bible Studies - God

"Hear, O Israel:
The LORD our God is one LORD:"

Deuteronomy 6:4.

All Bible texts are from the King James Version

We serve a truly wonderful and loving God. He is our Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer. We, mankind, were the crowning work in the creation of the whole world for we were created in His image. But is this God really one being? Let us read about man's creation:-

"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 all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." Genesis 1:26.

Did you notice that "God" which in Hebrew was "Elohim" said "let us", "our image", and "our likeness". Who is the "us" and "our" in this text? Let us read the next verse:

"So God {Elohim} created man in his own image, in the image of God {Elohim} created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27.

This text shows that God could not have been talking to angels in verse 26, for verse 27 tells us that man was created in the image of God, not God and angels. So man was created in the image of God.

Notice the singular pronoun "his" before image, and "he" before the word "created". The verse before we saw the plural pronoun "us" and "our" for the noun "Elohim", now in this verse it is the singular "his" and "he".

Later in Genesis we read:-

"This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God {Elohim} created man, in the likeness of God {Elohim} made he him;" Genesis 5:1.

Here we see again that man was created only in the image of God, not of angles, nor any other creatures, nor any combination of the previous, only God.

By putting all of these texts together it clearly shows that "God" or the Hebrew "Elohim" is plural!

This plurality is further seen in Daniel chapter 7:-

"I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Daniel 7:13, 14.

This text becomes increasingly more interesting when we find out that the Hebrew word for "serve" means to "serve or worship." All people, nations and languages were all to worship the one called the "son of man." The "son of man" is Jesus Christ. So not only is the Ancient of Days worshiped, we see that there is someone else that's separate and distinct from the Ancient of Days, according to these two verses, that is likewise worshiped. Therefore, there must be plurality in the Godhead. There has to be, because only the True and the Living God of the Bible can be worshiped. To worship anything or anyone else would be idolatry.

But what about the opening text? It clearly says that Jehovah is only one, doesn't it? Let us read it again.

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:" Deuteronomy 6:4.

So the Lord our God (plural) is one. This may seem like a contradiction until we again go back to the Hebrew word for "one" which means "united, i.e. one." The same word is used in the following text:-

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Genesis 2:24.

When a man and a woman marry do they become one person? No! They are united. They are to do everything together in unity or be one, while they still retain their separate identity. This can also be said of God, He is united as one but with separate and distinct bodies. This is what is known as compound unity.

We have shown so far the plurality of God, and that there must be more than one in the Godhead. But are there only Two or are there Three Persons in the Godhead?

To answer this we must first define what a person is. A person is a being that possess intellect, emotion, and will. I am sure that you will agree that both the Father and the Son have these qualities, but what about the Holy Spirit?

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." John 14:26.

"Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." 1 Corinthians 2:13.

"For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say." Luke 12:12.

"And when he {the Comforter}is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:" John 16:8.

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you." John 16:13, 14.

"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." Acts 2:4

For someone to teach, to reprove, to guide into truth, to hear and speak or show things, to receive something then pass it on, and to grant a special gift {as in speaking another language}, they must possess intellect. So if the Holy Spirit teaches, reproves, guides into truth, hears and speaks or shows things, receives something then passes it on, and grants a special gift {as in speaking another language}, which is what these three texts tells us that He does, then He has an intellect.

Does the Holy Spirit have emotion also?

"Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;" Romans 15:30.

"And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." Ephesians 4:30.

So Paul refers to "the love of the Spirit," and tells us to "grieve not the holy Spirit of God". Love is an emotion, and the Holy Spirit has love. Grief is also an emotion, and one that can only be attributed to a person who has feelings or emotions.

Lastly, does the Holy Spirit have a will?

"For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." 1 Corinthians 12:8-11.

Paul clearly states here that the Holy Spirit distributes these wonderful gifts as He wills. He also states that the spirit performs all these operations. That is:-

To be able to do all these things one must be a person. From this and all the above texts we can know for certain that the Holy Spirit has intellect, emotion, and will and is therefore a Person.

Below is a list of other things the Holy Spirit does:-

One more text that clearly shows that the Holy Spirit is more than an active force is found in Acts 13.

"Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them." Acts 13:1, 2.

Here we see the personal pronoun "I" used for the Holy Spirit. This again shows that the Holy Spirit is not an active force, but instead a person. He posses intellect, emotion and will and here He refers to Himself with the personal pronoun. It is the Holy Spirit that is speaking here through this unnamed prophet. Therefore in the light of all this evidence, the Holy Spirit cannot be an active force.

We have so far shown the plurality of the Godhead. That the Father is a distinct, separate person from the Son, and that the Holy Spirit is a distinct, separate person from both the Father and Son. There are Three Persons in the united or one Godhead. All are separate and distinct from each other, but all are united or one in nature, character, and purpose.

If we are God's true followers we will be like his apostles, having the same light and the same truth, correct? Yes! Then we should be able to call Jesus Christ "God" the same as one of His apostles did. This is found in John 20:28:-

"And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God." John 20:28.

Thomas did not just call Jesus his Lord, but also called Jesus his God. As someone who believes in the Three Persons of the Godhead I can call Jesus Christ my Lord and my God like his apostle, can you? Can you call Him both? Thomas could and he was a strict monotheistic Jew. He believed in only one God, and yet he thought that Jesus was his God!

In the book of Hebrews 1:1 God is speaking. In verse 8 the Father calls Jesus God.

"But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." Hebrews 1:8.

Is the Father wrong? Certainly the Heavenly Father would know who Jesus is. In Hebrews 1:8 the Heavenly Father calls Jesus "God".

Going back a few texts in Hebrews we find another fact which points to Jesus as God.

"Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;" Hebrews 1:2.

Who made the worlds? In Genesis it says that God (plural) made the worlds, and here it stated that the Father through the Son made all things. Again we see that Jesus Christ the Son of God, is called God.

The Gospel of John tells us more about this:-

"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. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men." John 1:1-4.

By the Word everything came into existence, and nothing came into existence but by Him.

The Son of God or the Word made everything. But who is He to us?

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." John 1:14.

The Word that became flesh is none other than Jesus Christ, who is God.

Below is a selection of texts from the Bible that call Jesus "God".

"Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen." Romans 9:5.

"Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:" Philippians 2:6.

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" Titus 2:13.

"Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:" 2 Peter 1:1.

Jesus Christ is in all verity God. There is one more text that brings this out in another way.

"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." John 8:58.

Here Jesus was stating the fact that He is eternal, without beginning, which is what John 1:1 says as well. John 8:59 shows that the Jews perfectly understood what Jesus had said. They picked up stones to stone Him for claiming to be "I am" or God. This is exactly what Jesus was claiming about Himself. And if He claimed that for Himself by saying, "before Abraham was, I am," then He is saying that He is God.

Jesus also called Himself "I am" just before He was arrested.

"As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground." John 18:6.

The word "he" after "I am", is a supplied word, it was placed there to try and make a complete sentence. So when Jesus said "I am" all those who had come to arrest Him, including Judas, fell to the ground. The only thing that could have made these men fall to the ground when He said this is that His Divinity flashing through His humanity. When Jesus Christ said "I am" He was saying His Divine name.

When Moses was at the burning bush talking with God, He said His name was "I am."

"And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." Exodus 3:14.

Jesus Christ used the name "I am" for Himself, yet here we find that "I am" is the one who sent Moses to bring Israel out of Egypt. Jesus Christ was the One who sent Moses back to Egypt, Jesus Christ was the One who brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, and Jesus Christ is the One who led them as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

Going back to Exodus chapter 3 let us look at something else that "I am" or Jesus said to Moses.

"Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:" Exodus 3:16.

Jesus as "I am" here states that He is the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

In Revelation we have another example of Jesus Christ being eternal.

"And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." Revelation 1:17, 18.

The only One who this can be talking about is Jesus Christ. He is the living One who was once dead, and has the keys of hell and death. Note that it says of this One that He is the First and the Last.

In the last chapter of Revelation we find another place where the words "First and Last" are used to describe someone.

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Revelation 22:12, 13.

The One who is coming quickly to reward everyone according to their works is the Son of man, Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:27). The very same person, Jesus Christ, is talking when describing Himself as the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. All three of these descriptions are really the same. Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet, which mean the beginning and the end.

So Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. He is also the Almighty.

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8.

In both Matthew and Colossians we read that Jesus Christ has all authority in heaven and earth.

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." Matthew 28:18.

"For in him {Christ - see verse 8} dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:" Colossians 2:9, 10.

Not only does Colossians tell us that Christ is the head of all principality and power, but that all the fullness of the Godhead or divinity dwells bodily in him. If someone has the fullness and quality of divinity dwelling in them, then they must be Divine or God.

I would like to here ask a question. Who has all of the authority and all the power in heaven? I do not want to know who was given it, but who HAS all authority and power in heaven now. If we believe the Scriptures we must say Jesus Christ has all power in heaven.

Are you worshipping the One in heaven with all authority? Are you worshipping Jesus Christ? If you are not then you are not worshipping the One who has all authority in heaven. Does it make any sense to say that Jesus Christ is a created being or an angel? Can a created being or an angel have all power in heaven?

In the Old Testament there is a prophecy that points forward to the coming of Christ.

"The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God." Isaiah 40:3.

This prophecy was fulfilled in Matthew 3:1-3. John the baptist was that "someone." And if you read on down in Matthew chapter 3, John was the forerunner of the Lord Jesus. So According to Isaiah the prophet, in chapter 40 verse 3 of his book, John the Baptist is the "someone" who prepared the way for the Lord, identified as the Lord Jesus Christ. It can be none other. Jesus must be the Lord spoken of in Isaiah 40:3, since the "someone" calling out in the wilderness is John the Baptist and John prepared the way for Jesus.

The whole chapter of Zechariah 12 is a pronouncement, The word of the Lord of Israel concerning Israel. But when we come to verse 10 we find something that applies to Jesus Christ.

"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn." Zechariah 12:10.

They shall look upon me, the Lord of Israel! The One who they have pierced. Who was pierced?

"But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water." John 19:34.

Jesus Christ was the One who was pierced in His side. In Zechariah 12:10 it tells us that the One whom they have pierced was "Me", and the me is none other than the Lord. Again we see that Jesus Christ is God.

Isaiah tells us that the Lord is a stone.

"Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem." Isaiah 8:13, 14.

Who is "he" referring to? It is the Lord of hosts. But listen to what Peter says.

"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed." 1 Peter 2:5, 6, 8.

Peter applies those verses in Isaiah to Jesus. Isaiah said the stumbling stone or rock is the Lord. In the book of Acts 4:10 and 11 it tells us that Jesus Christ has become the head of the corner or cornerstone. Therefore Peter and the writer of Acts must have believed that Jesus is the Lord God Almighty. Peter also calls Jesus "God" in his second epistle.

"Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:" 2 Peter 1:1.

Was not Simon Peter an apostle? He knew the truth, yet he called Jesus "God"! Can you follow his example?

Psalms 23 tells us about the Lord who is the shepherd:-

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalms 23:1.

Reading on through this whole chapter builds a picture of a good shepherd. In John chapter 10 verses 11 and 14, Jesus says , "I am the good shepherd." So Jesus stated that He was the Shepherd that David sang of. This Shepherd is the Lord. Therefore Jesus is the Lord.

For someone to be God they must possess four unique attributes. He would have to be eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful and everywhere present. If you or me or anyone else in this universe would possess these four unique attributes, that person or things would be part of the Godhead.

We have already shown that Jesus is called the Lord and God in the Scriptures. Does it also say that He has these four attributes proving that He is God?

First, Jesus is eternal. Micah 5:2 says he is the one "whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." Colossians 1:16 states that He created everything. If Jesus created everything, he cannot be part of His own creation. So He would have to be eternal.

In 1 John 1:2, we find out that Jesus is called "eternal life, which was with the Father" Now how could eternal life have a beginning? Eternal life cannot have a beginning because it is eternal. And that is what Jesus is identified as in 1 John 1:2. Jesus, therefore, is eternal. He is not created.

Jesus is also known as all-knowing or omniscient. That is found in John 14:14 where it is certainly alluded to because Jesus said, "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." Jesus said He would do anything asked in His name. For us to ask Jesus for things, we are really saying that Jesus would have to be all-knowing because if there is a group of us here in Australia asking something of Jesus, and another group over in Canada, and another group in Mexico, and another group in the USA, Jesus would have to be all-knowing to hear all of our requests in His name at the same point in time, then fulfill them.

And there is still more proof that He is all-knowing. In John 16:29, 30:-

"His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God." John 16:29, 30.

And this same truth is reiterated again in John 21:17. Jesus said the third time to Simon, do you love me? And then we read:-

"He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep." John 21:17.

So we see that Jesus is eternal, He is also all-knowing.

Is He all-powerful? Absolutely. I have already referred to the Scripture in Matthew 28:18 and where Jesus says that all authority in heaven and earth has been given to Him, and Colossians 2:9, 10 where Paul tells us that Jesus is the head of all principality and power. So Jesus is all-powerful.

Is Jesus everywhere present? Matthew 18:20 teaches that He is because Jesus said He promises "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Jesus is where Christian brothers and sisters are gathered, two or three of them. So He's everywhere present. Did not Jesus say in Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." For Him to make that promise, He would have to be everywhere present, and therefore God.

So Jesus is called God and the Lord, and there are comparisons between the Old and the New Testament that show the same. He is eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful and everywhere present. Therefore Jesus Christ is God. There can be no question about that.

We have already shown that the Holy Spirit is a person, but is the person of the Holy Spirit God by nature. In Acts 5:3, 4 we read that:-

"But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God." Acts 5:3, 4.

Verse 3 says that Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit. Verse 4 says that he lied to God. Therefore the Holy Spirit must be God.

The deity of the Holy Spirit can also be shown by comparing the Old and the New Testaments.

In Exodus we read:-

"Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? . . . And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?" Exodus 17:2, 7.

Now this is referred to in the New Testament in Hebrews:-

"Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years." Hebrews 3:7-9.

Do you see the comparison. In Hebrews 3:7-9 it is the Holy Spirit that is speaking. In verse 9 the Holy Spirit is still speaking and he said, "When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years." So the Holy Spirit is the one they tested, but Exodus 17 says it was the Lord. So the Holy Spirit must be the Lord God.

Also in Isaiah we read:-

"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not." Isaiah 6:8, 9.

In the book of Acts, Paul refers to these texts:-

"And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:" Acts 28:25, 26.

Paul says that the Holy Ghost spoke through Esaias or Isaiah the prophet, while Isaiah tells us that it was the voice of the Lord that spoke to him. So clearly Paul is saying that the Holy Spirit is the Lord.

If we also compare the following two texts we come up with the same answer.

"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:21.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16.

In Peter we read that holy men spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Whereas Paul's letter to Timothy says that all Scripture is inspired of God. Therefore the Holy Ghost must be God.

Is the Holy Spirit eternal? Hebrews 9:14 states that the Holy Spirit is everlasting. He is called the everlasting Spirit.

Is He all-knowing? 1 Corinthians 2:10, 11 teaches that the Holy Spirit is all-knowing. He knows everything:-

"But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God." 1 Corinthians 2:10, 11.

So these verses show that the Holy Spirit is omniscient or all-knowing.

Is He all-powerful? Luke 1:35 teaches that the Holy Spirit is powerful:-

"And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." Luke 1:35.

The first part of this verse is repeated. The first part says that the Holy Spirit will come upon Mary, the second says that the power of the Most High will overshadow her. This shows that the Holy Spirit is all-powerful.

Is He everywhere present? Psalms 139:7 and 8 teaches that no matter where we go, even to heaven or hell, the Spirit will be there. Therefore the Holy Spirit is everywhere present.

There is only one sin that cannot be forgiven. It is found in Matthew, Mark and Luke:-

"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." Matthew 12:31, 32.

"Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:" Mark 3:28, 29.

"And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven." Luke 12:10.

Whoever speaks against or blasphemes the Holy Spirit commits the one and only sin that cannot be forgiven, neither in this world nor in the one to come. It is a very serious thing in the eyes of God to speak against or blaspheme the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Godhead.

So not only is Jesus called God and the Lord, but so is the Holy Spirit. There are comparisons between the Old and the New Testament that show the same. All Three Persons of the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Spirit are eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful and everywhere present. Therefore the Father is God, Jesus Christ is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and all Three Separate Persons of the Godhead are God.

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