Discover the top seven Bible verses about the Trinity. Gain a deeper understanding of this important aspect of the Christian faith.
Let’s break down seven Bible verses about the Trinity:
This is a great new testament example of the importance of the Holy Trinity in the Christian faith. The interconnected but distinct personalities of the Trinity work together to fulfil the divine mission of heaven.
The Holy Trinity is a Christian doctrine explaining the interconnected nature of the relationship between God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. As theologian Alistair McGrath explains:
“We simply cannot do justice to the Christian experience and vision of God without using the traditional biblical and theological language of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”.
How can we explain and understand the Trinity?
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth.” John 14:16-17
“I am in the Father and the Father is in me” John 14:10-11
So how can we understand what these terms mean? And how can we wrap our heads around the Holy Trinity? As Brittanica helpfully explains:
“The Holy Trinity in Christian doctrine, the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead. The doctrine of the Trinity is considered to be one of the central Christian affirmations about God. It is rooted in the fact that God came to meet Christians in a threefold figure.”
The Holy Trinity: Three in one
Another helpful concept when thinking about the Holy Trinity is based on the Greek word perichoresis.
“The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct persons…. And yet, we must not think of the three persons as three faces in a yearbook. The Father indwells the Son; the Son indwells the Spirit; the Spirit indwells the Father (and you could reverse the order in each pair)”
Or as St. Augustine explains ““Each are in each, and all in each, and each in all, and all are one.”
A great example of this truth in action is Matthew 3.
“And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:13-17
In this verse, the three persons of the Holy Spirit all working together to endorse Jesus mission on earth.
The Holy Spirit and Mission
“Who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood.” 1 Peter 1:2
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
These verses help us understand that the Trinity works in harmony to help individuals begin and complete their salvation journey. Matthew 28:19 makes it clear that they are also involved in His mission.
To reach humanity with the message of the good news of the gospel.
Consequently, it is important for Christians to embrace this reality. If God Himself is committed to reaching and loving others, then so should we.
The Holy Trinity: The Perfector of our Faith
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of Truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.” John 15:26
In reality, The Holy Trinity is living and active in our lives today.
In fact, just before Jesus ascended into heaven, He made us a promise.
He would send The Holy Spirit to help us complete the mission that He started on earth.
This same Holy Spirit, lives and works in the lives of everyone who professes Jesus as their saviour.
Ask Him to help you today.
With our cooperation, He will finish the work He started. And He will empower us to live in a way that honours Jesus and helps us experience His peace and joy as we go.