How does the Trinity work?

How does the Trinity work? Moses wrote how God is one, but also wrote of how a husband and wife become one. Genesis speaks of 'Let us' make man in our image. So we have examples of plurality of the Godhead and also the emphasis on unity.
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Caller:  Hi.  My question is, can you go into detail about the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – how they are Three Peoples, yet One?

Pastor Doug:  Well I can’t do an exhaustive study, but I’ll give you a few basics if that’ll be okay.  First of all, the concept of one is the most misunderstood concept that people struggle with.

Moses says, ‘Hear Oh Israel, the Lord of God is One.’  But it’s also Moses who wrote, ‘a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one.’  Well that oneness in the Bible doesn’t always mean it’s one numerically.  You can remember, Andre, in John 17, Jesus prays the Apostles might be One, even as He and the Father are One.  One means unity.  So that’s one point.

And then, of course, you read in Genesis – it says God said, “Let Us make man in Our Image” – and you find that phrase many times in the first Book of the Bible.  God refers to Himself as “Us.”

And of course, the Bible tells us God said we’re to baptize in Matthew 28 in the name of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

And you look at the Characteristics of God Andre, that God is all-knowing.  Well the Bible tells us that the Spirit is all-knowing.  The Spirit knew what was in people.  Jesus is all-knowing.  He knew what they were thinking.  And God is all-knowing, all-powerful and the Characteristics of God Jesus and the Spirit and the Father have.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  You read where it says in the beginning all things were made by Jesus in John chapter 1.  So Jesus must also be part of God.  See what I’m saying?

It’s a big subject.  I’ll send you my book for free Andre.  Would you like that?

Caller:  Ok.

Pastor Doug:  It’s a simple book, but it gives a lot more Scripture than I can share in a brief answer like this on the phone.

Caller:  Ok.

Co-Host:  Just call the Resource Operators Andre at that number I’ve been giving and ask for The Trinity, and they’ll send it to you. It’s 800-835-6747.

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