God is 3 in 1.
God is three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But He is not three gods. When we say God is three Persons, we don't mean that He is three people or men. He is God! By person, we mean that the Father, Son, and Spirit are real beings. Each is fully God. Each person of God does different things, but all together they are one God. God is three-in-one, called the Trinity. The Trinity describes the three different Persons of our one God.
The Trinity is like water. Water can be a liquid, a solid (ice), or a gas (steam), but it is still only one thing - water. The Trinity is also like a family. A family can have a father, a mother, and a child, but it is still only one thing together - a single family. Of course, these examples cannot fully explain the Trinity. God is greater than we can fully understand. The Trinity is hard to understand, but we believe it is true because God tells us He is three-in-one in the Bible.
Go back to:
- "The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Mark 12:29a-30).
- "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all" (2 Corinthians 13:14).
- "So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19, NCV).