Trinity Scriptures: Proof of the Trinity
Trinity, from the Latin word “trinus“, means threefold. There are people who claim that the word “Trinity” is not biblical because the word Trinity doesn’t exist in the bible. However, neither does the word, “theology”. Many people reject the idea that God is in Jesus’ body, and as a result, they are unknowingly stripping Jesus of His Divinity. There are also those who have the misconception that the Trinity means there are three Gods, rather than one. This isn’t accurate either. I covered an explanation of the Trinity in another post, but let’s look at just a few scriptures which reveal the Diety of Jesus Christ.
If one were to properly distinguish the three persons of the Triune God, rather than separate them, then a clearer picture comes to life as to the Diety of Jesus, as He parallels Himself to Yahweh Himself. The Trinity doesn’t separate God into three separate gods. He is one God who is able to act in three separate persons.
- Father is God
- Son is God
- Holy Spirit is God
The following Trinity scriptures mostly take place in the book of John, where Jesus has a lot of dialogue with those who are in His presence. This book speaks about many people who didn’t believe that Jesus was the Messiah. It was said by those who knew of Jesus healing the blind man that Jesus had a demon in Him. Others argued, claiming He was in fact, the Son of God. Don’t let the “Son of God” be a confusing title that clouds your understanding. (See post: Trinitarian Explanation)
These Trinity scriptures, if read thoroughly, can absolutely identify Jesus as possessing the power of God inside human flesh.
- John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
- John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
- John 5:18 Because of this, the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, not only because He broke the Sabbath, but also because He called God His own Father, making himself equal with God.
- John 8:12 “I am the light of the world”
- John 8:18 “I am He who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me”.
- John 8:19 “You don’t know Me or My Father”.
- John 8:23, 24 “You are from below, I am from above. Unless you believe that I am, you shall die in your sins”
- John 8:26 “The things which I heard from Him God the Father, these I speak to the world”.
- John 8:28, 29 “I speak these things as the Father taught me. I always do the things that are pleasing to Him”.
- John 8:38 “I speak the things which I have seen with My Father…”
- John 8:40 “… you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God, this Abraham did not do”.
- John 8:42 “…I proceeded forth and have come from God . . . “
- John 8:51 “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death”.
- John 8:54 “It is my Father who glorifies Me… “
- John 8:58 “Before Abraham was, I am”.
(Fact: Jehovah’s Witnesses, who do not believe that Jesus is God in the flesh, are opposed to translating the last scripture, “I am”. Instead, their bible translation has been translated to say, “I have been”. They are aware that if Jesus really did say, “I am”, that it is a claim of His deity as God, who existed before Abraham. They do not believe that these Trinity scriptures are accurate. They have also translated John 1:1 incorrectly by stating that “the Word was a god”. But the fact remains regarding John 8:58 that “I am” is the correct rendering of these passages, which is apparent in Christian bibles outside of their own translation. The single most damaging fact against the JW’s argument is that of the 28 times “I am” is used in John, the NWT only renders it “I have been” once, which is in John 8:58.)
- John 9:37-38 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
- John 10:37-38 “If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”
- John 11:40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
- John 20:27-28 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, “My Lord and my God.”
Additional Trinity Scripture Studies outside of the Book of John:
- Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
- Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
- Acts 20:28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood.
- Philippians 2:6-7 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men
- Colossians 2:2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.
- Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
- 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
- Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. (Compare with the 10 Commandments: Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.)
- Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
- Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
(*In these Trinity Scriptures, one must read this entire chapter to gather the meaning of who was speaking, and context of scripture.)
- Revelation 1:17-18 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive unto the ages of ages! I have the keys of death and of hades.
- Revelation 22:12-16 “Behold, I come quickly! My reward is with me, to repay each one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End! Blessed are those who observe his commandments, so that they may have access to the tree of life and may enter into the city through the gates. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. I, Jesus, have sent my angel to attest these things to you for the Churches. I am the root and the offspring of David; the Bright Morning Star!”
To complete an intensive study of the Trinity scriptures, it is advisable to search the passages, and use a concordance to find related scriptures. A full reading of the book of John is also advised.