Jesus & God

God is 1

Video: God is 1 (19 min)

Video: God is 1 (19 min)
  • Jesus teaches:
    • Mark 12:28-34 (compare Deuteronomy 6:4-5): Jesus affirms God’s oneness as foundational doctrine
    • John 17:3
  • James 2:19
    • written by James (early church leader, brother of Jesus)
    • believing in only 1 God is considered so basic that even demons do it
  • Paul (early church leader) writes:
    • 1 Corinthians 8:4-8
    • Romans 3:30
    • Galatians 3:20: argument hinges on there being only 1 God
    • 1 Timothy 2:5

God Exists in 3 Persons

Video: God Exists in Three Persons (Trinity) (41 min)

Video: God Exists in Three Persons (Trinity) (41 min)
  1. God the Father
    • John 17:1-5: God the Father is separate than Jesus // knowing Both = eternal life
    • Gen. 1:1; Romans 1:7; James 1:1; 1 Peter 1:3; 2 John 1:3; Jude 1:1
  2. God the Son (Jesus)
    • John 1:1, 14-18: Jesus = God
      • see also Matthew 1:21-23; John 10:30
    • Hebrews 1:8 (also 1:10): Jesus = God
    • John 8:56-59; 10:30-39 (compared to Exodus 3:14): Jesus says, “I am God.”
    • Philippians 2:3-11 (compared to Isaiah 45:22-23): Jesus = God
    • Jesus = fully God + fully man (see 1 John) simultaneously
  3. God the Holy Spirit:
    • John 14:15-24 – The Holy Spirit is a Person = Jesus = The Father
    • Acts 5:1-5 – The Holy Spirit = God
      • Acts 13:2 – the Holy Spirit spoke to the group as God
    • Romans 8:9-10 – The Holy Spirit = Jesus Christ

Three-In-One (Tri-unity / Trinity)

  • 3 Persons = God
  • Yet only 1 God
  • Thus…3 Persons Co-existent as 1 God
    • Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14
    • Similar to: spirit + soul + body = 1 human (cf. 1 Thes. 5:23)
    • Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7 – God made mankind in His image: (1) man, (2) woman, (3) spirit

Jesus is Fully God and Fully Man

  • Fully God (John 8:23-24, 58)
  • Fully Man (1 John 4:1-3)