How Can God Be Three Persons And One Person At The Same Time?
We don't know how God can be three persons at the same time, but we know he is because the Bible tells us so. The idea of three in one (the Trinity) is very hard to understand. Some people use the example of water. Water can be a liquid, a gas, or a solid. We usually see water in liquid form, as when we use it for drinking or for taking a bath. But water can also be a gas, as when it turns to steam. And it can be a solid, in the form of ice. But whether liquid, gas, or solid, it's still water. In some ways God is like a family with father, mother, and child - three persons and one family. Just remember that the Trinity does not mean that we have three gods. There is one God with three persons. The Trinity also does not mean that God wears three hats, or takes on three roles, at different times. All three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - have always existed.
[Jesus is speaking] "So now go and make disciples in all the nations. Baptize them into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:7, 9-10
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