*Unless it is particularly stated, the Bible translation used in this article is the New International Version.
The Bible speaks of 2 divine persons:
1. One God (Hebrew: JHWH or Jahweh).
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.” (Isaiah 46:9)
“This is what the Lord says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.” (Isaiah 44:6)
“You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other.” (Deuteronomy 4:35)
“Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.” (Joel 2:27)
“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29, KJV)
“One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:6, KJV)
“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” (James 2:19)
2. The Son of this one God. His name is Jesus (Hebrew: Yah-shua = God of the Salvation).
Since Jesus is the begotten of God, he is also God — a God’s being, not a human being. Yet, he is subordinate to His Father. He is NOT CREATED by God, BUT BEGOTTEN.
Jesus (Yahshua) bears His father’s name Yahweh (Yah). In the original Aramaic New Testament, he is mentioned as the Son Yahweh oder Yahshua Yahweh.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, KJV)
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18, KJV)
“Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” (John 5:19)
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’” (Luke 20:13)
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3)
“But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” (1. Corinthians 11:3)
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9)
“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!’” (Matthew 17:5)
“The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.” (2 Corinthians 11:31)
“I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.” (1 Timothy 5:21)
“yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” (1 Corinthians 8:6)
“One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:5, 6)
But the Holy Spirit is NOT an extra, independent, self-existing God or God-person horizontally equal to Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, proceeds from God (Father), was given to Jesus, and proceeds from Jesus to the world. Then this Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) is given to us as “Christ in us” and as the seal in the end time. Thus, we belong to God’s family when we don’t have our own spirit but God’s Spirit lives in us.
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
“For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” (Matthew 10:20)
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever” (John 14:16)
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:26)
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.” (John 15:26)
“And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:22)
“You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.” (Romans 8:9)
“Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6)
“From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.” (Revelation 4:5)
“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.” (Revelation 3:1)
The biblical truth about the godhead is therefore:
The one God, the Father. He has His own spirit and is spirit. He sends His Spirit (the Holy Spirit) from Himself out.
The begotten Son of God. He is also divine being like His Father (God). He got God’s Spirit from the Father and sends it as comforter.