He is still THREE in ONE and ONE in THREE.

Whether you refer to God as A Spirit or Being, He is still THREE in ONE and ONE in THREE.

I agree God is ONE in THREE.

But which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is one _____(A)_____ in three _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:


P.S.

Here is an overview of what I believe...
GOD is spirit and is the only one who is eternal. GOD is also in the universe as spirit and as a human. GOD in the universe as spirit is called the Spirit of God, GOD in the universe as a human is called the Son of God, and eternal GOD is called God the Father.

GOD

English Bibles and I use the word GOD (with all caps) to signify the underlying Hebrew word is YHWH (a proper name) rather than Elohim (a title).
Exodus 23:17 ESV… Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD.

is spirit
John 4:24 ESV… God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

and is the only one who is eternal...
Deuteronomy 33:27 ESV… The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, ‘Destroy.’
Isaiah 37:16 ESV… “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.

GOD is also in the universe as spirit
Genesis 1:2 ESV… The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

and as a human...
1 Timothy 3:16 ESV… Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

GOD in the universe as spirit is called the Spirit of God
Genesis 1:2 ESV… The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

GOD in the universe as a human is called the Son of God
Luke 1:35 ESV… And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

and eternal GOD is called God the Father.
1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV… yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Here is a little more detail of what I believe...
(Note: I agree with the view of Melito, Bishop of Sardis around AD 160-180. The following is how I word it.)
For this creation, GOD (the only one who transcends all creations) determined to create a universe with a kingdom of redeemed humans for his glory where he would reign as a human himself. The Scriptures describe how GOD would accomplish his plan. In an instant, eternal GOD (called God the Father) created the supernatural and space-time of this universe and also became immanent in the universe as spirit (called the Spirit of God) and as a human with a glorious body (called the Son of God). God the Father then created all things within the universe by the power of the Spirit of God commanded by the Son of God (whose name is Jesus). But whereas GOD created a spirit and soul for each of us, GOD himself became the spirit and soul of Jesus. At his conception, Jesus' glorious body was changed to a mortal body to be made like us so he could make reconciliation for our sins. At his resurrection, Jesus' mortal body was changed back to a glorious body and he will also give each of his elect a glorious body when he returns to reign in his kingdom forever.

Here is an analogy...
At a Bible study, the teacher says...
"I would like to give an analogy of how the second century Christians understood the distinctions of the Father, the Son, the Spirit, and GOD."
The teacher turns off the lights.
"The Bible says GOD is spirit, so imagine that all the air in the world represents GOD."
"There is only one GOD and he is everywhere, he is omnipresent."
"And imagine there is nothing but air, nothing but GOD."
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
The teacher holds an air balloon in front of them and turns on the lights.
"Instantly we have this room (which represents the universe) and we have an air balloon (which represents the Son) in addition to the air outside (which represents the Father)."
"There is only one air (one GOD), and that air is omnipresent."
"But for clarity, we can distinguish between the air outside the room, the air inside the room, and the air inside the balloon."
"The air outside the room (outside the universe) would represent the Father, the air inside the room (inside the universe) would represent the Spirit, and the air inside the balloon (incarnate in the universe) would represent the Son."
"It is all the same air, so there is no difference in the air other than location and form."
"So when someone asks, are you saying the Son is the Father? In other words, is the air in the balloon the air outside? My answer would be, in the sense that the air in the balloon is the air outside, Yes. The Son is the Father."
"But it would be more proper to say, air is the air outside and the air in the balloon along with the air in the room. GOD is the Father and the Son along with the Spirit."
"So now we have the Father (the air outside), the Spirit (the air inside), and the Son (the air in the balloon)."
"In our analogy, a balloon represents human nature. So the Son is human nature fully indwelt by air (GOD)."
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness."
The teacher brings out a basket of water balloons.
"Now these water balloons represent each of us. We are human nature (the balloon) indwelt by our spirit (the water)."
"So the Son has human nature just like we do (represented by the balloons), but the difference being..."
"Whereas GOD created a spirit and soul for each of us (represented by the water), GOD himself (represented by the air) became the spirit and soul of Jesus."
 

johnny guitar

Active member
I agree God is ONE in THREE.

But which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is one _____(A)_____ in three _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:


P.S.

Here is an overview of what I believe...
GOD is spirit and is the only one who is eternal. GOD is also in the universe as spirit and as a human. GOD in the universe as spirit is called the Spirit of God, GOD in the universe as a human is called the Son of God, and eternal GOD is called God the Father.

GOD

English Bibles and I use the word GOD (with all caps) to signify the underlying Hebrew word is YHWH (a proper name) rather than Elohim (a title).
Exodus 23:17 ESV… Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD.

is spirit
John 4:24 ESV… God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

and is the only one who is eternal...
Deuteronomy 33:27 ESV… The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, ‘Destroy.’
Isaiah 37:16 ESV… “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.

GOD is also in the universe as spirit
Genesis 1:2 ESV… The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

and as a human...
1 Timothy 3:16 ESV… Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

GOD in the universe as spirit is called the Spirit of God
Genesis 1:2 ESV… The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

GOD in the universe as a human is called the Son of God
Luke 1:35 ESV… And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

and eternal GOD is called God the Father.
1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV… yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Here is a little more detail of what I believe...
(Note: I agree with the view of Melito, Bishop of Sardis around AD 160-180. The following is how I word it.)
For this creation, GOD (the only one who transcends all creations) determined to create a universe with a kingdom of redeemed humans for his glory where he would reign as a human himself. The Scriptures describe how GOD would accomplish his plan. In an instant, eternal GOD (called God the Father) created the supernatural and space-time of this universe and also became immanent in the universe as spirit (called the Spirit of God) and as a human with a glorious body (called the Son of God). God the Father then created all things within the universe by the power of the Spirit of God commanded by the Son of God (whose name is Jesus). But whereas GOD created a spirit and soul for each of us, GOD himself became the spirit and soul of Jesus. At his conception, Jesus' glorious body was changed to a mortal body to be made like us so he could make reconciliation for our sins. At his resurrection, Jesus' mortal body was changed back to a glorious body and he will also give each of his elect a glorious body when he returns to reign in his kingdom forever.

Here is an analogy...
At a Bible study, the teacher says...
"I would like to give an analogy of how the second century Christians understood the distinctions of the Father, the Son, the Spirit, and GOD."
The teacher turns off the lights.
"The Bible says GOD is spirit, so imagine that all the air in the world represents GOD."
"There is only one GOD and he is everywhere, he is omnipresent."
"And imagine there is nothing but air, nothing but GOD."
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
The teacher holds an air balloon in front of them and turns on the lights.
"Instantly we have this room (which represents the universe) and we have an air balloon (which represents the Son) in addition to the air outside (which represents the Father)."
"There is only one air (one GOD), and that air is omnipresent."
"But for clarity, we can distinguish between the air outside the room, the air inside the room, and the air inside the balloon."
"The air outside the room (outside the universe) would represent the Father, the air inside the room (inside the universe) would represent the Spirit, and the air inside the balloon (incarnate in the universe) would represent the Son."
"It is all the same air, so there is no difference in the air other than location and form."
"So when someone asks, are you saying the Son is the Father? In other words, is the air in the balloon the air outside? My answer would be, in the sense that the air in the balloon is the air outside, Yes. The Son is the Father."
"But it would be more proper to say, air is the air outside and the air in the balloon along with the air in the room. GOD is the Father and the Son along with the Spirit."
"So now we have the Father (the air outside), the Spirit (the air inside), and the Son (the air in the balloon)."
"In our analogy, a balloon represents human nature. So the Son is human nature fully indwelt by air (GOD)."
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness."
The teacher brings out a basket of water balloons.
"Now these water balloons represent each of us. We are human nature (the balloon) indwelt by our spirit (the water)."
"So the Son has human nature just like we do (represented by the balloons), but the difference being..."
"Whereas GOD created a spirit and soul for each of us (represented by the water), GOD himself (represented by the air) became the spirit and soul of Jesus."
(A) Spirit, Being.
(B) Persons.
Next question.........................
 
(A) Spirit, Being.
(B) Persons.
Next question.........................

You did NOT answer the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is one _____(A)_____ in three _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
 

johnny guitar

Active member
You did NOT answer the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is one _____(A)_____ in three _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Sorry, but I'm NOT familiar with Greek.
 
Sorry, but I'm NOT familiar with Greek.

Is there ANY Trinitarian who CAN answer the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
 

johnny guitar

Active member
Is there ANY Trinitarian who CAN answer the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal wi
 
I told you I am NOT familiar with Greek. You will have translate for me.

I know. But I thought perhaps some Trinitarians have access to the interlinear Bible on www.blueletterbible.org as I do.

That is why I am asking, is there ANY Trinitarian who CAN answer the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
 
A. Ousia
B. Hypostasis

Not my answer but it is the typical trinitarian answer.

I would say
A. Ousia
B. Prosopo

You must have overlooked the second half of the question...

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:


How about the rest of you...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND REMEMBER to give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.
 
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johnny guitar

Active member
You must have overlooked the second half of the question...

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:


How about the rest of you...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND REMEMBER to give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.
(A) is correct for the first blank, however (B) is false for the second.
 
(A) is correct for the first blank, however (B) is false for the second.

Interesting... so you can say my answer is false... but you are UNABLE to provide the correct answer.


Is there ANY Trinitarian who CAN provide answers for BOTH (A) and (B) in the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
 

johnny guitar

Active member
Interesting... so you can say my answer is false... but you are UNABLE to provide the correct answer.


Is there ANY Trinitarian who CAN provide answers for BOTH (A) and (B) in the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Only (B) is false.
 
Only (B) is false.

You say my answer to (B) is false... but you are UNABLE to provide the correct answer.


Is there ANY Trinitarian who CAN provide answers for BOTH (A) and (B) in the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
 

johnny guitar

Active member
You say my answer to (B) is false... but you are UNABLE to provide the correct answer.


Is there ANY Trinitarian who CAN provide answers for BOTH (A) and (B) in the question...

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
(B) PERSONS.
Next question.......................
 
(B) PERSONS.
Next question.......................

You did NOT answer the question...

Is this question really that hard for TRINITARIANS ?????

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.


My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
 

johnny guitar

Active member
You did NOT answer the question...

Is this question really that hard for TRINITARIANS ?????

Which GREEK words would you put in the blanks?

God is ONE _____(A)_____ in THREE _____(B)_____.

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.


My answers are...
(A) pneuma... as in John 4:24... God is a pneuma: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(B) morphē... as in Philippians 2:6... Who, being in the morphē of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
What is the Greek word for Persons?
Put THAT in (B).
 
What is the Greek word for Persons?
Put THAT in (B).

The second part of the question was...

AND give an example where that word is used in the Bible with the same meaning.

So WHAT VERSE contains the word persons with the same meaning as in... God is one Spirit, three Persons.

I will look up the Greek word for "person" in that verse for you.
 
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