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The Doctrine of the Theology of the plan of God. Part 3.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Point 2. The Essence of God Is Necessary to Understand the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.

God is a person and as a person He has personality, self-consciousness, as well as self-determination.

God is perfectly motivated, He is perfectly rational, and God has never performed any deed of any kind that was not absolutely, totally, and completely perfect in keeping with His perfect mentality, as well as His perfect motivation.

God exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and each person has identical attributes and qualities, and when the attributes are in view, God is one.

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These members of the God-head perform certain functions, which differentiate persons in the God-head.

The first person of the Trinity is called the Father because He is the author of the divine plan for the human race, and because He is the one who is said to be sending the Son and sending the Spirit.

The second person is called the Son, because He is obedient to the Father, in the function of the divine plan, whether functioning as the Shekinah Glory in the presence of Israel in the Old Testament, or as the Lord Jesus Christ in hypostatic union in the New Testament.

The third person of the Trinity is called God the Holy Spirit because He is never visible, never seen, and because His purpose is to reveal and glorify the Son in this dispensation or Church-Age.

He is called Spirit, invisible, immaterial, but real, and He performs certain dynamics, certain functions, through indwelling, through the baptism of the Spirit, through the sealing of the Spirit, through various functions assigned to God the Holy Spirit throughout the word of God.

In the Hebrew language, when the distinction is made between the three persons of the Trinity, when one person is discussed in distinction with others, He is identified by the sacred Tetragrammaton - JHWH = Jehovah - Yahweh.

Who is the first and the last or the Alpha and Omega of Revelation?

REV 1:17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as a dead man. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,”

All the cults also deny the trinity:
Mormonism - Latter-day Saints -
Founded By: Joseph Smith, Jr. 1830.

Jehovah’s Witnesses -
Founded By: Charles Taze Russell, 1879.

Christian Science - Founded By: Mary Baker Eddy, 1875.

Armstrongism (Philadelphia Church of God, Global Church of God, United Church of God) - Founded By: Herbert W. Armstrong, 1934.

Christadelphians - Founded By: John Thomas, 1864.

Oneness Pentecostals - Founded By: Frank Ewart, 1913.

Unification Church - Founded By: Sun Myung Moon, 1954.

Scientology - Dianetics - Founded By: L. Ron Hubbard, 1954.

To deny the Trinity = you are either denying the existence of God the Father, denying the unique existence of the Son, or you are denying the unique existence of the Holy Spirit.

MAT 3:16-17 And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, {and} coming upon Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”

There are also other forms of so-called the theology that say,
“We don’t believe in the Trinity; once He was the Father, then He became the Son, and now He is the Spirit.”

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.

1CO 12:4-6 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.

2CO 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

EPH 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

1PE 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in fullest measure.

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