The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit work together in perfect accord.


Man was created by the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit


In the book of Genesis, in regard to the creation of man, we read: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ….” (Genesis 1:26). As you can see, God, when He spoke, used the plural pronoun ‘us.’ Who did He speak to? Perhaps to angels? Not at all, for angels are creatures. He spoke to the Word and the Everlasting Spirit who were with Him.


We were made in the womb of our mother by God and the Word and the Holy Spirit


David said to God: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13 - NIV). Elihu said to Job: “The Spirit of God hath made me” (Job 33:4). And John says about the Word of God: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3).


The apostle Paul was sent to preach by God the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit


The apostle Paul says to Titus: “Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour” (Titus 1:1-3), so he makes it clear that he was sent to preach by God the Father. However, the same apostle says to the Corinthians: “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel” (1 Corinthians 1:17), so according to these words Paul was sent to preach by the Son of God also. And according to these words of Luke: “So they [Barnabas and Saul], being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus” (Acts 13:4), he was sent by the Holy Spirit. So the Three, that is, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, with one accord sent Paul to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles.


As for our salvation, we have to say that the Three, that is, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, worked together in perfect accord


The Father sent the Holy Spirit, as it is written: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name …” (John 14:26), who has convicted us of sin, of righteousness and of judgement, as it is written: “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8); then He drew us to the Son, for Jesus said: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44) and also: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me” (John 6:37); and the Son set us free from our sins, as it is written: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1)


The process of transformation into the image of the Son of God, which one day began in us and which is still going on, is accomplished by all the Persons of the Godhead


Here are the Bible verses which confirm what I have just said. Paul says to the Philippians: “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). He says to the Corinthians: “Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you” (2 Corinthians 13:3) and also: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18).


The work of sanctification is accomplished by God the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.


The following verses of the Scripture confirm this. Paul says to the Thessalonians: “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23). The writer to the Hebrews says: “For both he [Christ] that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren” (Hebrews 2:11). And Peter says in his first epistle that we are “elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ” (1 Pet. 1:2).


As for the guidance, we have to say that we are guided by God and His Christ and the Holy Spirit.


The following verses of the Scripture confirm this. In the Psalms it is written: “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death” (Psalm 48:14). In the Gospel according to Matthew, it is written that Jesus said: “And do not be called teachers; for One is your teacher, the Christ” (Matthew 23:10 – The IBRV reads ‘guide,’ that is, ‘guides’ instead of ‘teachers,’ and ‘Guida’ that is, ‘Guide’ instead of ‘Teacher’, anyway our Teacher is our Guide). In the Gospel according to John, it is written: “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13).


We believers acknowledge that we know in part, we acknowledge that the knowledge of this mystery is too lofty for us to attain; the Scripture declares to each of us: ““Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than heaven – what can you do? Deeper than Sheol – what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea” (Job 11:7-9 - NKJV). At the moment, we can only examine the verses of the Scripture which refer to the Trinity, but we cannot offer a complete explanation as to how the Three are one. However, know this, we do not believe that there are three gods, because we are not polytheists as many people are, but we believe there is only one God, in Him we trust, Him we know, Him we love, Him we serve, He is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; there is also one Lord, who is the Son of God; and there is one Spirit, who is the everlasting Spirit of our God, who dwells in our hearts, by whom we cry: Abba! Father! These Three Persons are one God from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.