How Can God Be 3 In 1

Genesis 1:26 KJV  “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion…”

Let us make man in our image. Us and our  are plural words meaning more than one. So if God is plural, he made man plural like himself. How is man plural you ask? Man has a body, a spirit and a soul and God made us just like himself.

We know our soul is our mind, our will and our emotions. So God the Father is the mind, will and emotions of God. How do we know this? Because the Spirit of God is the Holy Spirit and the body or flesh of God is Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 48:16 KJV  “Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord God , and his Spirit, hath sent me.”

John 1:1-3 KJV  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
[2] The same was in the beginning with God.
[3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

John 1:10 KJV  “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

John 1:11-14 KJV  “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
[12] But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
[13] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
[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.”

1 John 5:7-8 KJV  “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
[8] And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”

God created Adam like himself ( let us make man in our image ). If God made man in his image and then took from Adam’s rib and made Eve, was Eve made in God’s image ?

After Adam and Eve sinned, they had children, Cain and Abel. Were Cain and Abel created in God’s image? Image is defined in the 1828 Dictionary as  “A copy, representation or likeness “.  The answer is yes. But after Adam and Eve sinned, their “nature” changed. They were still in the image or likeness of God but God can not sin. Sin is not in God’s nature. God has a divine or holy nature. 2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV  “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
[4] Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

Because Adam and Eve sinned their nature changed. Adam and Eve were created in God’s image and after God’s likeness. God created them like himself with characteristics like his. With similarities to himself. When they chose to sin, that changed them to no longer have God’s nature but now their nature was children of wrath. See Ephesians.

Ephesians 2:1-7 KJV  “And you hath he quickened , who were dead in trespasses and sins;
[2] Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
[3] Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
[4] But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
[5] Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
[6] And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
[7] That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”

So Cain and Abel were still made in the image of God but with different characteristics, a different nature. A sin nature. So when God came in the flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, as man, he came without a sin nature even though he was tempted to sin.

Hebrews 2:14-18 KJV  “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
[15] And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
[16] For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
[17] Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
[18] For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour (help) them that are tempted.”

These verses explain who the enemy is, him that had the power of death , the devil. The word devil does not appear in the Old Testament and devils, plural, appears only 4 times in the Old Testament. The four gospels mention devil 41 times and Paul mentions devil eight times and devil is mentioned 12 more times in the New Testament.

The devil is called by other names in the scriptures including Satan, Lucifer before he fell, the thief, the wicked one and other names. We know from scripture, God created everything, including angels and arch angels. Satan, the devil was an arch angel named Lucifer who rebelled against God, Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28:13-18. But what is the purpose of the devil?

Remember, scripture says the devil, the thief, has the power of death and Jesus tells us in John 10:10 KJV  “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Well if God exists, and he does, but we can not physically see him with our eyes, where is God? And if Jesus is God in the flesh, and he is, and Jesus rose from the dead, and he did, where is Jesus today? And if God created us in his image, like himself, and he did, then when we die, there must be life or death beyond the death of our motal, physical body. If the devil has the power of death then the devil has the power after our mortal body dies to bring death. Death of what?

So God makes man like himself, in his image. And God is plural, so man is plural. When the body dies, the spirit and soul are released from the body.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV  “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”

The body is buried in the grave, the spirit goes back to God because the spirit is the breath of life, and the soul goes to heaven or hell. If the devil deceived you and you chose to believe his lies, he has the power of death over you. But if you chose to believe God and received God’s payment for your sin, the blood of Jesus Christ paying for all your sin, and you got saved, the devil has no power of death over you. The devil can attack your body or your mind but like Job, the devil has no authority over those who are “in Christ”. 

We will pick this up later. Until next time.


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11 responses to “How Can God Be 3 In 1”

  1. Vragensteller - Inquirer says :

    Is God not the Most High? When He is He would speak in the Major Pluralis or Royal we, meaning that Hi as One person or One identity would speak in the plural form though He is alone, like kings, queens, presidents, headmasters, teachers, bosses a.o. persons in higher functions would still peak in the plural form when addressing others, but would be only one person.

    Unequal to what you say “So God makes man like himself, in his image. And God is plural, so man is plural. When the body dies, the spirit and soul are released from the body.” God is then one identity like a man or a woman, a boy or a girl or just one man, one woman, one boy or one girl and not a multitude of man/woman beings in one person.

    It also does not make any sense each of us being plural and us even not knowing it and or not even noticing others being multiple people. And what use would it be to be Omnipotent when one can not do something from His own but needing more than one person to be able to do something?

    You also seem to take Jesus as to be your god, but when he would be eternal why would he have faked his death and what for use had it?

    • heavensrecord says :

      3 in 1, It makes perfect sense. You say it makes no sense being plural and not knowing it. But mankind does know it, he just does not understand it and can not explain it. So in an effort to explain man being plural, similar types of examples were used. Example – the egg. The egg has a shell (a body) the egg has a yolk ( pictures a soul) and an egg has a white ( pictures a spirit ). Each part is separate and does different things but together, they make an egg. 1 John 5:7 King James Bible, ” For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. ” We see from the gospel of John chapter 1, the Word is Jesus Christ. When people understand they are triune like God is triune, it answers the questions of life. It is key to understanding God’s relationship with mankind.

      • Vragensteller - Inquirer says :

        You yourself seems to see that the writer John speaks about the Word and referring to Jesus. But you seem to overlook that a word is a result of an act of speaking. In this instance the apostle John referring to what happened in the beginning of times, long before Abraham was born. At the fall of man Allah presented a solution for mankind. His words spoken there in the Royal Garden became 2020 years ago a reality by Ishi or Jesus being born. The Nazarene Jew born in Bethlehem is the becoming in flesh of that promise Allah made.

        You consider human beings tri-une like God is triune, you writing ” When people understand they are triune like God is triune, it answers the questions of life.” but man is no tri-une being though he may have flesh around bones and blood (three necessary units to make a body, which can not exist without the fourth element water)

        You yourself say “the word is Jesus” but seem to miss the point of that. A word is not a human being but a state fo sounds which form something we can hear and come to understand. The Words God spoke in the Royal Garden have become a reality by the messenger of God who brought the young girl Miriam (Mary) the good news that she was to be with child. That child did not come into her by her having sex with God, but by the Power of God (the Pneuma or Holy Spirit). The apostle composes his gospel like before Moses has written down the words of God in the Bereshith. Now the apostle looks at a new beginning, namely the genesis of the New World and as such looks also at this man who made it all possible this New World coming into being.

        It was not Allah Who came down to earth to fake a temptation, a death and a resurrection, but His only begotten son that really was tempted and really died and was really taken out of the dead as an example of what can happen to us.

        Those who believe in a tri-une god make a very cruel person of that god, because he let people suffer for so many millennia, whilst he could have taken charge straight ahead when Adam and Eve did something wrong. Why would your god have to punish all those other people who had nothing to do with what Adam and Eve did.

  2. heavensrecord says :

    Thank you for your comment. Your premise is incorrect when you say ‘multiple persons’. As 1 John 5:7 says, these 3 are 1, not multiple persons. Your body is a shell, a house for your spirit and soul. One day your body will die but not your spirit and soul. Your spirit and soul are not multiple persons, they make up who you are. When people look at you they see your body and say, that is so and so. But who you are is not what people see as your body.

    Jesus did not fake his death. His body was killed, crucified. But his soul and spirit still lived.

    • Vragensteller - Inquirer says :

      Here too you seem to bring in Roman-Greek philosophy in your religion, making your body in some three-une element of which those elements can depart. According to the Holy Scriptures there is no such thing as a soul able to leave the body and to live separately.

      In the Holy Scriptures is clearly written that when we die it is finished and we become nothing again, like we were before we were born.

      An other philosophical point you bring up is “But who you are is not what people see as your body.” which is true because people cannot see what you might think or how you really are. You may be a horrible monster but do very kindly to people so that you can use them, for example. According to the Holy Scriptures Allah knows our heart, so we cannot hide anything before Him. But to man we can present ourselves as an other being.

    • Vragensteller - Inquirer says :

      You write “Jesus did not fake his death. His body was killed, crucified. But his soul and spirit still lived. ” Where do you get such thing from? It looks like a similar false teachings we can find by several Muslim groups, though there we also do find some who say somebody else took the place of Ishi and as such Jesus would not really have died but was taken up in heaven.

      • heavensrecord says :

        Acts 2:31-36 KJV
        “He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
        [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 that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

      • Vragensteller - Inquirer says :

        Yes Jesus stayed three days in hell and what would God have to look for there?

        You yourself write it was God who raised up Jesus though you say Jesus is God, so than it would Jesus who lifted himself up from the dead.

        You also point to Jesus sitting at the right hand of God which should you clearly have to understand Jesus is not God but the one sitting at the site of God. so why do you not understand such things when you yourself bring on such quotes form your own Scriptures?

        You also seem to neglect that it was God Who made Jesus higher (him having been lower than angels) Jesus being crucified, i.e. being brought to death, though man can do God nothing and God cannot die.

        This man Jesus being made lord and Christ, i.e. made an important person (or a god/lord/master) and Kristos (a saviour, a person bringing salvation to others).

        Pity you did not find the further texts where is also written he became even more than just a lord, Jesus being the high-priest and having become a mediator between God and man.

        When Jesus is God he cannot be the mediator but then people always have to deal with God straight ahead, nobody being an advocate for them.

      • Vragensteller - Inquirer says :

        Concerning Jesus his soul that is Jesus his whole being like it is our whole being.

        A person who exist is like any other living being a soul, according to the Scriptures.

        You may find that in the first book of the Holy Scriptures already where is told that Allah came to form man and brought His breath into his nostril making him a living soul.

        Please look at Genesis 2.7; 1 Corinthians 15.45; 1 Peter 3.20; Numeri 23.10; Ezekiel 18.4; Acts of the apostles 3.23; and many other places in the Judaic as in the Messianic writings.

  3. heavensrecord says :

    Your issue is not all the different things you want to point out, your issue is twofold:
    1- You dot believe Jesus Christ us God manifest in the flesh.
    2- You choose to believe Muslim teachings (you reference Allah) instead of God’s word.

    And you may think I will argue with you by using phrases like I do not believe what I write, but I choose to not fight with you, but pray for God Almighty to show you truth from his word.

    To #1 – 1 Timothy 3:16 ” And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory”

    How was God manifest in the flesh? Jesus.

    1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

    And who is the Word? John 1:1-14 The Word was God, all things were made by him. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Who is the Word, God made flesh, Jesus.

    You either believe God or you reject what God says therefore rejecting him. The choice is yours. But know this, one day you will stand before the judgement to give an account. And who will you give account to? Revelation 1:8 ” I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
    And who is the Lord? Jesus Christ, who being in the form of God, took care of man’s sin debt at the cross and rose from the dead and one day, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Colossians 2:5-11.
    Thank you for your comments and I pray if you truly are looking for answers about eternity about is there life after death, you have to know there I s no man that has all the answers, but God does. And those answers are in his word. If you do not believe his word, you can not find truth. Thanks again.

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