One True God


One True God

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 6:4, 32:39
Psalm 86:10
Isaiah 44:6

New Testament

Romans 3:29–30
1 Corinthians 8:4
Galatians 3:20
1 Thessalonians 1:9
1 Timothy 1:17, 2:5
James 2:19
Jude 25

 Indications of Trinity

Genesis 1:26, 11:7
Isaiah 6:8, 48:16
John 1:1,14

John 8:58; Exodus 3:14

Father is God

John 6:27
Romans 1:7
Galatians 1:1
1 Peter 1:2

Son is God

Titus 2:13
Hebrews 1:8

 Holy Spirit is God

Acts 5:3-4


Matthew 19:26

Romans 11:33

1 Peter 1:5

Revelation 15:4

Psalm 90:2


Matthew 28:20

Matthew 9:4

Matthew 28:18

Acts 3:14

Hebrews 13:8
Revelation 1:8, 17

Holy Spirit

Psalm 139:7–9

1 Corinthians 2:10–11

Genesis 1:2
Romans 15:19

John 16:7–14

Hebrews 9:14


Answering  Some Objections
Some objections raised against both the deity of Christ and the Trinity.

Jesus Is the Son of God
Some claim that because Jesus is the Son of God, He must be a lesser God than God the Father. Among the ancients, however, an important meaning of Son of is “one who has the same nature as.” Jesus, as the Son of God, has the very nature of God (John 5:18, 10:30, 19:7). He is thus not a lesser God.

The Father Is “Greater” Than Jesus
Some cults argue that because Jesus said the Father is “greater” than Him (John 14:28), this must mean Jesus is a lesser God. Biblically, however, Jesus is equal with the Father in His divine nature (John 10:30). He was positionally lower than the Father from the standpoint of His becoming a servant by taking on human likeness (Philippians 2:6–11). Positionally, then, the Father was “greater” than Jesus.

Jesus Is the Firstborn
Some cults argue that because Jesus is the “firstborn of creation” (Colossians 1:15), He is a created being and hence cannot be truly God. Biblically, however, Christ was not created but is the Creator (Colossians 1:16; John 1:3). The term firstborn, defined biblically, means Christ is “first in rank” and “preeminent” over the creation He brought into being.

Jesus Is Not All-Knowing
Some cults argue that because Jesus said no one knows the day or hour of His return except the Father (Mark 13:32), Jesus must not be all-knowing, and hence He must not be truly God. In response, Jesus in the Gospels sometimes spoke from the perspective of His divinity and at other times from the perspective of His humanity. In Mark 13:32, Jesus was speaking from the limited perspective of His humanity (see Philippians 2:5–11). Had he been speaking from His divinity, He would not have said He did not know the day or hour. Other verses show that Christ, as God, knows all things (Matthew 17:27; Luke 5:4–6; John 2:25, 16:30, 21:17).

Jesus Prayed
Some cults argue that because Jesus prayed to the Father, He could not truly be God. Biblically, however, it was in His humanity that Christ prayed to the Father. Since Christ came as a man—and since one of the proper duties of man is to worship, pray to, and adore God—it was perfectly proper for Jesus to address the Father in prayer. Positionally speaking as a man, as a Jew, and as our High Priest—“in all things He had to be made like His brethren” (Hebrews 2:17)—Jesus could pray to the Father. But this in no way detracts from His intrinsic deity.

The Trinity Is Illogical
Some cults claim the Trinity is illogical (“three in one”). In response, the Trinity may be beyond reason, but it is not against reason. The Trinity does not entail three gods in one God, or three persons in one person. Such claims would be nonsensical. There is nothing contradictory, however, in affirming three persons in one God (or three whos in one what).

The Trinity Is Pagan
Some cults have claimed the doctrine of the Trinity is rooted in ancient paganism in Babylon and Assyria. In response, the Babylonians and Assyrians believed in triads of gods who headed up a pantheon of many other gods. These triads constituted three separate gods (polytheism), which is utterly different from the doctrine of the Trinity that maintains that there is only one God (monotheism) with three persons within the one godhead.