Stand Fast Part 4

2Thessalonians 2:15-17 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. 

We submit the following facts in Scripture to prove a Divine Trinity of separate persons in the Godhead (continues): [3] Plural pronouns are used of God, proving plurality of persons (Gen. 1:26; 3:22; 11:7; Isa. 6:8; John 14:23; 17:11, 22-23). [4] First, second, and third personal pronouns are used hundreds of times in Scripture, referring to one, two, and three persons of the Godhead in the same sense they are used for men. Sometimes the different members of the Deity use them to and of one another in the same sense man uses them. In John 17:1-26 alone Jesus uses them 162 times in speaking to and of His Father (cp. John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-15). Sometimes singular pronouns are used of the whole Godhead of three members as a unity (Ex. 20:3; Isa. 44:6, 8; 45:5, 21; 46:9; Hos. 13:4), just like the whole church as a unit is spoken of as a man and “he” (Eph. 2:14-15; 4:13; 5:25-27; 2Thess. 2:7-8). [5] “Man is become as one of us” proves the plurality of persons (Gen. 3:22). [6] Two and three Persons called God have been seen by the same men at the same time and places as being separate persons (Dan. 7:9-14; Matt. 3:16-17; John 1:31-34; Acts 7:54-60; Rev. 6:16; 7:9-17; 21:22; 22:3). [7] Two Lords are mentioned in Genesis 19:24; one on earth and one in heaven. [8] Two Persons are referred to in the Old Testament – compare Psalm 8:5-6 with Hebrews 2:5-18; Psalm 16:8-10 with Acts 2:25-36; Psalm 22:1-22 with Matthew 27:35, 27:39-43, 27:45-46; Hebrews 9:14; 10:5-12; Psalms 40:6-10 with Hebrews 10:5-7; and Psalm 45:6-7 with Hebrews 1:8-9. [9] Two Lords are mentioned sitting side by side (Ps. 110:1, 5; Matt. 22:44; 26:64; Acts 2:33-34; 7:54-56; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3, 13; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2; 1Pet. 3:22; Rev. 22:3).

To be continued…

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