God is a Triune Being

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The Trinity

The very first name God used to describe Himself was the Hebrew term "'elōhîm."

In the beginning God ('elōhîm) created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1)

Common to all ancient Semitic languages, "'el" was a generic noun for god and sometimes the proper name for a god. It means "strong one."

The plural form for "'el" is "'elōhîm;" the "-im" ending denotes the plural form. However, when used with a verb in the singular form, "'elōhîm" is taken in the singular sense, which is the case here.

God is one Divine Being who has three distinguishable personal distinctions: 1) God the Father, 2) Jesus Christ the Son of God and 3) the Holy Spirit of God. Each serves the other in selfless love and working dependently and cooperatively together: the Father serves the Son, the Son serves the Father, and both defer to the Holy Spirit who also defers and serves both Father and Son.

God is not three distinct individuals working independently.

God does not have three phases as solid, liquid, and gas.

God does not act in three different ways.

As one singular being, God is tri-personal and enjoys the interpersonal relationship of the Trinity. Everything the Father knows, the Son and Spirit know; what the Father loves, the Son and Spirit love; what the Father wills, the Son and Spirit will.

To learn more, see:

In the beginning… how can God be both three and one?

The Trinity… equal or hierarchal?

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