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        TRINITY

               JN 14-23

 

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Virtually all non-Christian religions deny the Trinity,

particularly the teaching that Jesus is the Son of God,

Therefore, this chapter is useful in debating: 

False Religions of the World

 

I) YOU SHALL PUT NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME

        A) WORSHIP JESUS (He is Equal with God)  Lk 19,37-40

                  1) Jesus Is Worthy Of Our Worship

a                         a) Worship Jesus for His inherent worthiness  verses

                                    Mk 1-7           1Tim 1-17               Heb 7-3,4

                                    Lk 3-16                    6-15,16         Rev 7-9,10

                                    Jn 17-24         Heb 1-5,6                      19-10

                                    Mat 10-37,38

b                         b) Worship Jesus for who he is  verses

                                    Mat 2-11                       Mk 11-9,10                   Jn 12-3

                                           21-8,9,15,16         Lk 7-37,38,40-50         2The 1-10

                                           26,6-13                       19,37-40                  2Pet 3-18

c                         c) Worship Jesus for what God made Him through suffering  verses

                                    Phi 2,5-11         Rev 1,10-20         Rev 5,8-14

                                    Heb 3,2-6          Lk 20,21-26

d                  2) Worship Jesus for what He does through the Father  verses

                            Mat 14-33         Lk 17,16-18         Jn 11-32,33

                            Lk 5-8               Jn 9,34-38            2Tim 4-18

e                  3) Worship the Father through Christ  verses

                            Mat 28-9,17         Jn 20,27-29         Heb 13-20,21

        B) WORSHIP GOD (The Father)  Rev 14-7

                  1) Worship God Who Is Spirit

f                          a) Worship God in the Spirit  verses

                                    Jn 4,20-24         1Cor 14-15,24,25         Phi 3-3

                                    Rom 1-9             Eph 5-19,20                  Col 1,9-12

                                    Heb 13-15         Rev 12,1-17

g                         b) Worship God in prayer  verses

                                    Act 13-2         Rom 15-5,6         2Cor 2,14-16

                                           16-25

                  2) Worship God For Being God

h                         a) Worship God because His is God  verses

                                    Rom 11,33-36         Rev 5-13,14         Rev 15-3,4

                                    Rev 1-6                            7,9-12                   19,1-7

                                            4,8-11                      14-7               Ph,1-25

i                          b) Glorifying God  verses

                                    Rom 14-11         Eph 3-21          1Pet 5-11

                                             16-27         2The 1-10         Jd-25

                                    Gal 1-5,23,24

j                 3) Worship God by your lifestyle  verses

                            Act 16-14,15         1Cor 13-3          Col 3-16,17

                                   18-7,8              Phi 1,9-11         Heb 9-1,9

                            Rom 12-1,2                  4-18,20

 

 

 

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Trinity -- Jesus equal with God    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

II) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FATHER AND SON

        A) JESUS IS EQUAL WITH THE FATHER  Heb 1-3

        See also: Prophecy about Jesus as the Son of God 141c

                  1) Jesus Has All The External Qualities Of The Father

a                         a) Son has equal authority with the Father  verses

                                    Mk 2,7-12          Jn 3-35              Col 2,8-10

                                    Lk 7,48-50         Phi 2,5-11         Rev 14-1

                                         5,23-26

b                         b) Son is infinite and eternal like the Father  verses

                                    Eph 4-10               Heb 7-3             Rev 1-8

                                    1Tim 6-15,16        Heb 13-8          1Pet 1-20

                                    Jd-25                     Jn 17-5,24        Jn 8,56-58

                                    Jn 14-28,29          1Jn 2-13,14

c                         c) Son is inherently equal with the Father  verses

                                    Lk 18-18,19         Jn 5-17,18        Mat 1-23

                                    1Tim 1-1                    18,4-7          2Jn-10,11

cc                       d) Outward appearance of Jesus Christ  verses

                                    1Jn 1-2           Rev 1,10-20        Rev 4,2-4

                                    Jn 21,1-7        Lk 2-16

                  2) Jesus Has All The Internal Qualities Of The Father

d                         a) Jesus is the exact representation of the Father  verses

                                    Jn 8-18,19           Jn 13-16,20          Heb 1-3

                                         10,30-33              14,7-9              Rev 21-23

                                         12-44,45         2Cor 4-3,4                   22-5

                                    Eph 5-1,2             1Jn 5-1                 Jn 5,19-23

                           b) Jesus is God

                                   I- Jesus is the Son of God

e                                         A- Declared the Son of God by angels and believers  verses

                                                     Mk 1-1               Jn 1-18,27,34        Heb 4-14

                                                     Lk 1,31-35        Rom 1-4                 1Jn 5,5-20

ea                                       B- Contested the Son of God by sinners and demons  verses

                                                     Mat 4,1-7        Lk 22-70,71        1Jn 4-2,3,14,15

                                                     Mat 27,40-43

eb                                       C- Authority of the Son of God  verses

                                                     Jn 3-18             Jn 20-31        Col 2-9

                                                          5,25-29        Lk 20,41-44

ec                                  I- Jesus is God in heaven  verses

                                            Jn 20-17,27-29        Tit 3-4            Rev 1-17,18

                                            1Tim 1-17                 2Pet 1-1               19-12

                                            Tit 2-13

ed                                III- Jesus is God of the Old Testament  verses

                                            Lk 13-34        Heb 1,8-13        Heb 9-16

        B) FATHER AND SON GLORIFY EACH OTHER  Jn 13-31,32

                  1) Holy Spirit Honors The Son through The Father

f                          a) Father honors the Son who obeys the Father  verses

                                    Mat 3-16,17         Jn 17,4-12         2Pet 1,16-18

                                    Jn 11-41,42          Heb 5-5,6          Rev 5,1-5

                                         15-1,2,7,8        Lk 23,44-49

g                         b) Father glorifies Himself as He glorifies His Son  verses

                                    Jn 13-31,32          Heb 2-9                 1Pet 4-11

                                         17-1,4,5,22-26        13-20,21        Rev 21-23

                                    Heb 1,8-13

h                  2) Father and Son represent each other  verses

                            Jn 14,6-15              Phi 2,5-11       Jd-25

                            2Cor 5,18-21         Heb 1,1-7        1Tim 2-3

                            2Jn-9                      Jn 16-3             Mat 15,29-31

i                   3) Son glorifies the Father in all things given to Him  verses

                            Jn 5-22,23,30         1Cor 15,24-28         Eph 1,18-23

                                 16,13-15

        C) JESUS IS SUBJECT TO THE FATHER  Rev 2-27

                 1) Jesus is under the authority of the Father

j                         a) Jesus obtained power through subjection to the Father  verses

                                   Lk 7,6-10          1Cor 3,21-23        Rev 1-6

                                        9,18-27                 11-3                      2-27

                                   Act 2-22                     15,24-28              3-5,12

ja                       b) Jesus did His Father's will  verses

                                   Jn 3-16,17          Jn 15-24        Jn 17,2-12

                                        14-10,11        Heb 9-23

k                  2) Jesus is subject to Godís ability  verses

                            Jn 5,17-30          2Cor 5,18-21         Heb 5,7-9

                            Rom 6-10           Heb 1,1-6               Rev 21-23

                            Act 2,25-28        Jn 15-15

l                   3) Jesus is subject to the will of God  verses

                            Mat 26,36-42         Jn 8-28,29           Jn 17,4-12,15,20,24

                            Mk 14-36                     12,47-50         1Pet 2-23

                                   8,34-37                 11-53,54         Jn 15-10

 

 

 

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Trinity -- Jesus Is Subject To The Father    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                  4) Jesus worships the Father  verses

                            Mat 11-25         Mat 26-30         Heb 2-11,12

                            Mk 14-26

III) HOLY SPIRITíS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FATHER AND SON

        A) JESUS IS THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT  1Jn 1-1,2

                  1) We Live Because He Is Life

b                         a) We live because we are in Jesus  verses

                                    Jn 14-19,20         Col 3-4              1Jn 3-14

                                    Eph 2,4-7             1Pet 2-4,5        1Tim 6-18,19

c                         b) We live because we died with Him  verses

                                    Rom 6-4,5,8          2Cor 4,10-12         2Tim 2-11

                                             8-13                        6-9                 Jm 1-12

d                         c) God gives life to our faith in Jesus  verses

                                    Jn 20-31         2Tim 1-1            Rev 3-5

                                    Phi 4-3            Lk 8,40-48        Mat 14,27-33

e                         d) Life is in the blood  verses

                                    Jn 6,32-35,47-58         Rom 5-17,18         Heb 10-19,20

                  2) Jesus Is The Substance Of Godís Life

f                          a) Jesus is the manifestation of Godís life  verses

                                    Jn 1-4                            Jn 14,5-7          Heb 7-8,23-25

                                         5-21,24-29,40         Gal 3-21           1Jn 1-1,2

                                         10-10                        2Tim 1-10               5-11,12,20

                                    Lk 1-35

g                         b) Jesus conquered death because He is life  verses

                                    Lk 24-5,6         Act 2-24          1Pet 1-3

                                    Jn 11-25,26            3-15          Rev 1-18

                                    Act 1-3             Rom 8-2          Mat 27,50-53

        B) JESUS IS EQUAL WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT  Act 16-7

                  1) Holy Spirit Is Life

h                         a) Spirit of God is the life of Christ  verses

                                    Jn 6-63                 2Cor 5-4         Rev 21-6

                                         7,37-39           1Pet 4-6                 22-1,2,17

                                    2Cor 3,5-12         Rev 7-17         Jn 18-37

i                          b) Spirit of Jesus  verses

                                    Lk 21-15                  Act 16-7             1Pet 1-11

                                    Jn 4-10,13,14         1Cor 15-45         Rev 2-7

                                    Act 4-13                   Jn 20-17             Jn 14-10

                                    Mat 28-20

j                   2) Salvation of Jesusí Spirit  verses

                            Jn 17-26         Gal 1-15,16     Eph 3-17

                                 20-22                2-20          Col 1-26,27

                            Rom 8,9-11           4-6            1Jn 3-24

                            2Cor 3-17        Act 3-20,21

k                  3) Power of Jesusí Spirit  verses

                            Mat 18-20         2Cor 13-3,        Eph 3-11,12

                            Mk 16-20          Gal 3-27                Phi 1-19

                            1Cor 1,7-9

 

 

 

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Trinity -- Word Is Spirit    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

          C) GODíS WORD IS SPIRIT  Jn 6-63

                  1) Spirit Of The Word

a                         a) Words of His Spirit are life  verses

                                    Jn 6-63              2Cor 3-2,3            Heb 4-12,13

                                         8-12,51         Eph 5-26,27         1Pet 1-23

                                         15-3              Phi 2-16

b                         b) Words of His Spirit are truth  verses

                                    1Cor 4-19,20        Heb 6-5        1Jn 5-7,8

                                    Jn 14,16-24         Eph 6-17        Heb 3,7-11

                  2) Jesus Is The Word Of The Spirit

c                         a) Jesus is the manifested word of God  verses

                                    Lk 1-2            Tit 1-2,3           1Jn 1-1

                                         22-37        Heb 1,1-3        Rev 1-1,2

                                    Jn 1-1,14               12,24-29         19,13-15

                                         5-39

d                         b) Jesus is the authority of Godís word  verses

                                    Mk 2-2,8-12        Jn 3-34                 2The 2-8

                                    Lk 5-1                       11-43,44         1Pet 2,6-8

                                         10-39                   12-48,49         1Jn 2-24

                                    Mat 7-28,29

e                  3) God is Spirit  verses

                            Mat 10-19,20         Rom 1-9         Phi 2-13

                            Jn 4-24                             8-11             3-3

                                 16-32                 Eph 4-24        Heb 11-1

IV) FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT

        A) THE PROCESS OF IMPARTING THE SUBSTANCE OF GOD

f                 1) Father discloses the Word by the Spirit  verses

                            Mat 6,13-18         1Cor 2,10-12,16         2The 2-16,17

                            Jn 16,13-15         Eph 2-18                      1Jn 5,7-10

                                 17-23              1Pet 1-2

g                2) Father discloses the Spirit by the Word  verses

                            Mat 3-16,17         Jn 15,1-4              2Cor 13-14

                            Lk 17-20,21         1Cor 12,4-6         1Jn 2-23,24

                            Jn 14,16-24         Heb 9-14               2Cor 1-3

        B) THREE IN ONE

h                1) There is only one God  verses

                            Mk 12-29,32         1Cor 8,4-6         1Tim 2-5

                            Jn 17-3,11             Eph 4,4-6          Jd-25

                            Rom 16-27

i                 2) God is one  verses

                            Rom 3-30                Gal 3-16,20         Jm 2-19

                            1Cor 15,24-28        Jn 14,21-23         Lk 13-34,35

                            Jn 10,30-33