Re: The gospel
[Parhelion I haven't had a chance to fully read your reply yet- it's long enough that I want to give it proper attention and not rush it tonight before bed. God bless! Praise the Lord for your passion.]
Great discussion, all. And great verses on the blessed doctrine of the Trinity.
I think the interactions between Jesus and God the Father are some of the clearest passages teaching us the distinction amongst the persons of the trinity. Came to post on that, found glm’s post already quite thorough on the topic.
And great verses graph on the pictures where we can see all three together. Jesus’ baptism also is a great picture:
Son / Spirit / Father (revealed in that order)
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
I would say in essence:
Does not the scripture proclaim Jesus to be God?
Does not the scripture proclaim the Father to be God?
Does not the scripture proclaim the Holy Spirit to be God?
And are they not three completely distinct persons of the Godhead?