Re: Is there Three Persons In One?
Here is one of my previous posts.
also concerning the Trinity there is not three gods as the Mormons teach. There is one God in three distinct personages. I understand the view of what you are saying Parhelion22, but I do not think that that is what the Bible shows. I don’t really see how that doctrine can be proved by scriptures. In at least two different accounts of visions of Heaven all three persons are the Godhead are present at the same time. Read Revelation Chapters 4-5
At the beginning of this chapter we see God as the Father,
Revelation 4:2 “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.”
Then we see the Holy Ghost in the manifestation as the seven Spirits of God.
Rev 4:5 “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”
Then we see Jesus as the lamb
Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
This shows all of the Godhead present at the same time, as three distinct personages.
Daniel has a similar account:
The Ancient of Days is the Father. The fiery stream is the Holy Ghost, where in Revelation He is represented as and the seven lamps of burning fire. The Son of Man is Jesus Christ.
Dan 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
Dan 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Dan 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
Dan 7:12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
Dan 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Dan 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Seeing both of these account leads me to believe that in Heaven we will see three distinct personages, not just Jesus Christ. They are all still the same one God. I like to think of it as fingers on a hand. I have five fingers on my right hand. I have one hand, but different fingers. I think of the Godhead kind of like a hand with three fingers, if that makes sense. Where the hand is God. In the sense of the idea like the Mormons have, there would be three hands. Maybe another example, like if God was a hard drive with three different partitions on it. It is one hard drive (ie one God) but it has three different sections (ie different personages).