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The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth
and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship
and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4 [KJV/NIV]
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
• Isaiah 43:10,11 [KJV/NIV]
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and
believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be
after me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.
• Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost:
• Luke 3:22 [KJV/NIV]
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from
heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
The Adorable Godhead

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A. Terms Defined
The terms "Trinity" and "persons" as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are
words in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the
doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from "gods many and lords many." We
therefore may speak with propriety of the Lord our God who is One Lord, as a trinity or as one Being of
three persons, and still be absolutely scriptural.
• Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost:
• 2 Corinthians 13:14 [KJV/NIV]
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost,
be with you all. Amen.
• John 14:16-17 [KJV/NIV]
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for
ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth
him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

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B. Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead
Christ taught a distinction of Persons in the Godhead which He expressed in specific terms of
relationship, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but that this distinction and relationship, as to its mode is
inscrutable and incomprehensible, because unexplained.
• Luke 1:35 [KJV/NIV]
35 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.
• 1 Corinthians 1:24 [KJV/NIV]
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of
God.
• Matthew 11:25-27 [KJV/NIV]
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because
thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither
knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
• Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost:
• 2 Corinthians 13:14 [KJV/NIV]
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be
with you all. Amen.
• 1 John 1:3-4 [KJV/NIV]
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us:
and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

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C. Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Accordingly, therefore, there is that in the Father which constitutes him the Father and not the Son;
there is that in the Son which constitutes Him the Son and not the Father; and there is that in the Holy
Spirit which constitutes Him the Holy Spirit and not either the Father or the Son. Wherefore the Father
is the Begetter, the Son is the Begotten, and the Holy Spirit is the one proceeding from the Father and
the Son. Therefore, because these three persons in the Godhead are in a state of unity, there is but
one Lord God Almighty and His name one.
• John 1:18 [KJV/NIV]
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he
hath declared him.
• John 15:26 [KJV/NIV]
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of
truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
• John 17:11 [KJV/NIV]
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father,
keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
• John 17:21 [KJV/NIV]
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us:
that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
• Zechariah 14:9 [KJV/NIV]
9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

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D. Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are never identical as to Person; nor confused as to relation;
nor divided in respect to the Godhead; nor opposed as to cooperation. The Son is in the Father and the
Father is in the Son as to relationship. The Son is with the Father and the Father is with the Son, as to
fellowship. The Father is not from the Son, but the Son is from the Father, as to authority. The Holy
Spirit is from the Father and the Son proceeding, as to nature, relationship, cooperation and authority.
Hence, neither Person in the Godhead either exists or works separately or independently of the others.
• John 5:17-30 [KJV/NIV]
17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but
said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of
himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son
likewise.
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him
greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he
will.
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath
everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of
the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have
done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not
mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
• John 5:32 [KJV/NIV]
32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me
is true.
• John 5:37 [KJV/NIV]
37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his
voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
• John 8:17,18 [KJV/NIV]
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

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E. The Title, Lord Jesus Christ
The appellation, "Lord Jesus Christ," is a proper name. It is never applied in the New Testament, either
to the Father or to the Holy Spirit. It therefore belongs exclusively to the Son of God.
• Romans 1:1-3 [KJV/NIV]
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
• 2 John 1:3 [KJV/NIV]
3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son
of the Father, in truth and love.

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F. The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us
The Lord Jesus Christ, as to His divine and eternal nature, is the proper and only Begotten of the
Father, but as to His human nature, He is the proper Son of Man. He is therefore, acknowledged to be
both God and man; who because He is God and man is "Immanuel," God with us.
• Matthew 1:23 [KJV/NIV]
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name
Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
• 1 John 4:2 [KJV/NIV]
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is
of God:
• 1 John 4:10 [KJV/NIV]
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation
for our sins.
• 1 John 4:14 [KJV/NIV]
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
• Revelation 1:13 [KJV/NIV]
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment
down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
• Revelation 1:17 [KJV/NIV]
17 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:

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G. The Title, Son of God
Since the name "Immanuel" embraces both God and man in the one Person, our Lord Jesus Christ, it
follows that the title, Son of God, describes His proper deity, and the title, Son of Man, His proper
humanity. Therefore, the title Son of God, belongs to the order of eternity, and the title, Son of Man,
to the order of time.
• Matthew 1:21-23 [KJV/NIV]
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from
their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name
Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
• 2 John 1:3 [KJV/NIV]
3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son
of the Father, in truth and love.
• 1 John 3:8 [KJV/NIV]
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the
Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
• Hebrews 7:3 [KJV/NIV]
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life;
but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
• Hebrews 1:1-13 [KJV/NIV]
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 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;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by
the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the
Majesty on high:
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name
than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And
again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of
God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 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.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee
with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the
works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy
years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy
footstool?

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H. Transgression of the Doctrine of Christ
Wherefore, it is a transgression of the Doctrine of Christ to say that Jesus Christ derived the title, Son
of God, solely from the fact of the incarnation, or because of His relation to the economy of
redemption. Therefore, to deny that the Father is a real and eternal Father, and that the Son is a real
and eternal Son, is a denial of the distinction and relationship in the Being of God; a denial of the
Father, and the Son; and a displacement of the truth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
• 2 John 1:9 [KJV/NIV]
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in
the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
• John 1:1 [KJV/NIV]
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
• John 1:2 [KJV/NIV]
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
• John 1:14 [KJV/NIV]
14 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 1:18 [KJV/NIV]
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he
hath declared him.
• John 1:29 [KJV/NIV]
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh
away the sin of the world.
• John 1:49 [KJV/NIV]
49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
• 1 John 2:22,23 [KJV/NIV]
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and
the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the
Father also.
• 1 John 4:1-5 [KJV/NIV]
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false
prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is
of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that
spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he
that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
• Hebrews 12:2 [KJV/NIV]
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him
endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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I. Exaltation of Jesus Christ as Lord
The Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, having by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of
the Majesty on high; angels and principalities and powers having been made subject unto Him. And
having been made both Lord and Christ, He sent the Holy Spirit that we, in the name of Jesus, might
bow our knees and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father until the end, when
the Son shall become subject to the Father that God may be all in all.
• Hebrews 1:3 [KJV/NIV]
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by
the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the
Majesty on high:
• 1 Peter 3:22 [KJV/NIV]
22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being
made subject unto him.
• Acts 2:32-36 [KJV/NIV]
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of
the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit
thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye
have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
• Romans 14:11 [KJV/NIV]
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess
to God.
• 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 [KJV/NIV]
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when
he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest
that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him
that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

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J. Equal Honor to the Father and to the Son
Wherefore, since the Father has delivered all judgment unto the Son, it is not only the express duty of
all in heaven and on earth to bow the knee, but it is an unspeakable joy in the Holy Spirit to ascribe
unto the Son all the attributes of Deity, and to give Him all honor and the glory contained in all the
names and titles of the Godhead except those which express relationship (see Distinction and
Relationship in the Godhead, Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit , and Identity and
Cooperation in the Godhead) and thus honor the Son even as we honor the Father.
• John 5:22,23 [KJV/NIV]
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
• 1 Peter 1:8 [KJV/NIV]
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with
joy unspeakable and full of glory:
• Revelation 5:6-14 [KJV/NIV]
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the
elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven
Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the
Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof:
for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and
people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the
elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and
wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the
sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him
that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that
liveth for ever and ever.
• Philippians 2:8,9 [KJV/NIV]
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
• Revelation 7:9-10 [KJV/NIV]
9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and
kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white
robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb.
• Revelation 4:8-11 [KJV/NIV]
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they
rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for
ever and ever,
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth
for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things,
and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
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