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                Who is He?
                     Why is He the Creator?
                            What is the Trinity?
   There is indeed only one God.
   The Bible makes it clear that He is eternal, true, infinite, and all-knowing.
   Baptists believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God.  He is an infinite, intelligent Spirit.  Furthermore, He is omnipresent (everywhere), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipotent (all-powerful).   Therefore, can there be any question as to how it is that he can walk through time even easier than we travel from one place to another?  Or that He can wink a universe into existence while we are still trying to figure out whether or not the chicken came before the egg?
   He is simply God.
   Doubt Him if you will and deny His Bible as His revealed truth but be mindful of the fact that His Spirit still moves upon the face of the earth.
   Jehovah is God the Father and He is indeed a Spirit.
   "Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness."   ~ Psalm 143:10 
   "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."   ~ John 4:24 
   The cosmos is beyond our comprehension.  Regardless of the many recent and wonderful discoveries due to modern technoloy, to say that we have even scratched the surface of it's vastness would be a gross overstatement.  While we are just beginning to take our first baby steps in discovering it, He knows it like the back of His hand.  Well he should as He created it.
    In fact, God is the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth.  He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love.  Why?  Because he created all of it.
   "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."
                                                                                                                    ~  Isaiah 40:28 
   God is One.
   God is Three.
   Either someone is confused or we have a divine mystery on our hands.
   Trying to explain how it is that God is three persons in one can be a challenge.  In fact, the concept is very abstract.  It is also very Scriptural.
   Some have tried to picture the Trinity as being much the same as an ice cube, a glass of water, and a puff of water vapor.  After all, aren't all three the various manifestations of water?  No, they are forms of the liquid.  God is three persons in one.
   Some have tried to define as that of one man being a husband, a father, and a son.  Again, the illustration fails because those are positions and not persons.
   Attempting to gain a full comprehension of how it can be that there are three persons in one person is beyond our understanding.  Yet, the Word of God makes that claim and does so over and over again.
   In this modern world we live in, our expectation is that everything needs to be explained, understood, and rationalized before belief can take place.  Believing in a spiritual Being Who is attributed with divinity demands faith.  However, accepting the clear Biblical teaching that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three persons in one person, demands even more of our faith.
   Yet, the Trinity appears numerous times in the Scriptures.  To deny this is to be totally lacking in faith altogether.  Three persons in One--a mystery, yet, believable because the Bible says so.
   "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."   ~ Galatians 4:6 
   "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
                                                                                                              ~ Matthew 3:16&17 
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Slippage Questions: The Doctrine of God

"Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip."  ~ Hebrews 2:1

Is faith in God as a Spirit something that needs to be proved or can we simply go along with Albert Einstein who stated, "The more I learn about science, the more I know there is a God."?
If the universe was created from a big bang, then where did the matter come from before it went "Boom!"?
Does the religious organization you belong to deny the Trinity despite the many obvious Biblical references to it and why?
If one denies the Trinity, then doesn't that denial also negate the deity of Christ and the many references to the Holy Spirit?
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