â€œGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.â€ (Matthew 28:19)
by Henry Morris III, M.of Div.
he foundational plank of Israelâ€™s worship was Deuteronomy 6:4â€”â€œHear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.â€ Even the great apostle James acknowledged, â€œThou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and trembleâ€ (James 2:19).
Some have suggested that the Old Testament does not teach the Trinity and that the New Testament is making a â€œgodâ€ out of Jesus to foster the new religion. Nothing could be further from the truth. Both sections present the triune God.
The Father is named in Malachi 2:10: â€œHave we not all one father? hath not one God created us?â€ Jesus Himself insisted that we pray to the Father. â€œAfter this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy nameâ€ (Matthew 6:9).
The Son is clearly declared in both Testaments. â€œThe LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten theeâ€ (Psalm 2:7). Jesus said, â€œI and the Father are oneâ€ (John 10:30), and the apostle Paul insisted that the Lord Jesus was â€œall the fulness of the Godhead bodilyâ€ (Colossians 2:9).
The Holy Spirit is hardly a stranger to both Testaments. King David knew that â€œthe Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongueâ€ (2 Samuel 23:2). And as the Lord Jesus was preparing to go back to the Father, He promised that â€œthe Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto youâ€ (John 14:26).
This much is clear: There is one God, who is manifested to us in three Persons. HMM III