God the Father.
God the Father, as the first person of the Trinity, demonstrates His fatherly relationship with believers and nonbelievers via Creation and His universal benevolence. According to the Bible, God the Father distributes rain on the just and the unjust and causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good. He takes care of the animals and the crops, as well as the people in His Kingdom and those who oppose Him.
Furthermore, God the Father indicates that He and believers have a special relationship. God invites us to Himself and adopts us as children into His household. Indeed, God has placed His Son’s Spirit into our hearts, allowing us to name Him “Abba!” or “Father!” And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified together (Romans 8:17).
God the Father’s adoption bestows specific benefits and duties on His children. We see in Ephesians 1:3-14 that God the Father freely forgives us and supplies us with everything we require. He has a unique plan for us to be holy and blameless, which He has revealed in Scripture. He has secured us of our place in His affection as His children by sending us the Holy Spirit as a promise of our inheritance as His children as a perfect Father. We have free connection to God the Father via faith, with all the joy and security of loving children (Ephesians 3:12).
Similarly, God the Father has entrusted His children with responsibilities such as obeying His Word and representing Him as global reconcilers. We are to be members of His church and react to Him in praise and worship as members of His family.
God the Son.
Jesus has existed as the Son of God, or we may call Him God the Son, since the beginning of time. God the Father and God the Holy Spirit have always been in perfect harmony with him. His status as Son is not just a label He took on during His earthly ministry; it is a fundamental component of His personality that has always been and always will be.
Many questioned who Jesus was when He came to this earth, took on flesh, and walked among us. Some people thought He was the Son of a carpenter. Others thought He was a thorn in their side. Some believed He was a prophet or a miracle worker, but Jesus questioned His disciples about who they thought He was. Peter, frequently the first in the gathering to speak up, responded to Jesus and said He was “the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The correctness of this remark was confirmed by Jesus, who also stated that Peter understood it because God the Father had revealed it to Him.
That, I believe, raises an interesting question that we should also address. If you and I think that Jesus is God, it is because God has revealed that reality to us. It’s far easier for us to dismiss Jesus as a mere teacher or historical figure. It is only because your eyes have been opened to see the truth that you believe He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, as Peter did.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14.)
Believers took the time to define who they considered Jesus based on what was revealed through His life and the Scriptures not long after Christ’s earthly career and the New Testament Scriptures were completed. According to the Bible, Jesus is divine. He came to this globe as the long-promised Christ, Messiah, and Savior, and He played an eternal Sonship role within the Trinity.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD.
The Holy Spirit is a lovely and powerful aspect of God. We need Him in our lives as a conduit to become the people God intended us to be, and we can rely on His power in any scenario. We are powerless without Him.
When the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, shows us that none of us can live up to Jesus’ righteousness, and reveals the judgment that awaits those who die without a Savior, this is our first experience with Him. The Holy Spirit revitalizes our dead inner human spirit as we repent, confess our sins, and receive the gift of salvation. Our dead inner human spirit becomes sensitive to God’s spiritual things (John 3:1-16; Acts 2:38).
When the Holy Spirit baptizes a believer, He performs a second work (Acts 2:1-4). It is a gift of empowerment to all believers, assisting them in living a holy life. We become more like Jesus and are assisted to do the Father’s will via the power of the Holy Spirit, the Helper. Furthermore, the gift is primarily to empower others to witness.
We are encouraged to request the Holy Spirit to fill us full regularly. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the spirit. (Ephesians 5:18).
It’s not enough to believe that the Father and the Son come first, with the Holy Spirit coming in second. They are on an equal footing and work in tandem. The Holy Spirit’s uniqueness is His presence within us. Before ascending to heaven, Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come and dwell inside us as believers. With it, He equips us to live triumphant lives for the sake of Christ and the Father’s glory.
We must recognize that the doctrine of the Trinity is unique to Christianity. Other religions may believe in a single God, but only Christianity believes and teaches that God is three and one at the same time. This is not a contradiction in terminology; instead, it is what the one true God has revealed about His fundamental character.