THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD
- “Here, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” (Deut 6:4)
- “Before me no god was formed nor will there be one after me.” (Isa 43:10).
THE FATHER IS GOD
- “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor 1:3, 8:6; Eph 4:4-6)
THE SON IS GOD
- The Word was God (John 1:1-5, 14) Jesus is identified as “the Word.”
- I and the Father are one. (John 10:30-33)
- Jesus’ disciple Thomas addressed Jesus as “My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28) Jesus did not tell Thomas he was mistaken, instead Jesus accepted these titles. Others people in Scripture, notably Paul and Barnabas, refused to accept worship as gods (Acts 14).
- “But about the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.” (Heb 1:6-8).
- “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil 2:9-11).
Paul the writer of Philippians, is saying about Jesus what Isaiah 45:23 says about the LORD, and then Paul concludes that Jesus is LORD, that is, the same LORD God of the Old Testament.
See these passages about Jesus’ deity: Isa 7:14; 9:6; John 1:1, 18; 8:58-59; 10:30; Acts 20:28; Rom 9:5; 10:9-13; Col 1:15-16; 2:9; Titus 2:13; Heb 1:3, 8: 2 Peter 1:1; 1 John 5:20
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD
- “Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has no filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit? … You have not lied just to human beings but to God.'” (Acts 5:3-4). This verse equates the Holy Spirit with God.
- Now the Lord is that Spirit. (2 Cor 3:17).
“The Lord” here refers to “the Lord” in the Old Testament verse (Ex 34:34) Paul had just quoted in the previous verse (2 Cor 3:16).