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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Is Jehovah capable of being three in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three Persons in One God?

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So many of you disregarded my actual question.  Is Jehovah capable...

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    He is God. He is capable of anything. And He has clearly revealed that He exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • 1 month ago

    No, the Trinity was made up by the Catholic Church, about 400 years after the NT was written.  It is all a part of how the writers brought Jesus into the story, and why. They could have left him out, as he was only a commotion in the tale that was killed off.

  • Brian
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    The word capable has two meanings:

    1) having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing.

    2) able to achieve efficiently whatever one has to do

    I don't think you are using the word capable correctly.Can Jehovah be something he is not? No.

  • 1 month ago

    From an evangelical perspective, the essentials typically include the nature of God (including the Trinity) and salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Thus, whatever departs from that is considered heretical.

     22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:21-23

    Specifically, the "liar" is the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ. The antichrist is the one who denies the Father and the Son. This is understood by many to deny the nature of Jesus as the eternal Second Person of the Trinity.

     If you worship a none-triune God, you have constructed a god that is not the same God as the God of the Bible.

    So it's heretical rather than just simple doctrinal disagreement because you are not even worshiping the same God.

    It doesn't matter if you call it god, it's not God. This goes against the first commandment. But more than that I can say this qualifies as blasphemy against the Holy Spirit to say that the Holy Spirit does not exist or is not God.

    Mark 3:29 states "but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, Jehovah is capable of being three-in-one. We first find a plurality of Jehovah in Genesis 1:26,27. In Genesis 3:22, we note that plurality again. "Three" is not mentioned, but more-than-one is clearly evident. Then in Deuteronomy 6:4,5 w e see the three in one. "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: (the LORD our God is Elohim: Jehovah) and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Heart, soul, and strength speaks of "mind, spirit, and physical strength.) That correlates to Father, Spirit, and Jesus, and is identical to Matthew 22:37 - "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." King David acknowledged the Holy Spirit in Psalm 51:11, and King Solomon gave credibility to God having a Son in Proverbs 30:4. 

  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Is Jehovah capable of being three in one?

    No.  Why is this the correct answer?  Because Jehovah can not lie.

    (Titus 1:2) “. . .that God, who cannot lie. . .”

    Jehovah told Moses, who recorded his words for us:

    (Deuteronomy 6:4) “4 “Listen, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.”

    This statement is in direct contrast to the trinitarian gods of the nations.

    These trinitarian gods were made up of a father, mother and son or a godhead.

    Since Jehovah denies being a 3 in 1 God, he is not capable of being such.

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  • Meg
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    God has the power to do as He pleases according to His will. But, is it His will and would it please Him to be part of a doctrine that was created or invented by simple men? No. The Bible does NOT teach that the Father, the Son, and the holy spirit are three persons in one God. The Bible clearly states that Almighty God Jehovah is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Two distinct persons. The Bible has NO Trinitarian statement leading to a Trinity God. God is One, NOT three in one. He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    * “To us there is but one God, the Father.”—1 Corinthians 8:6.

    * “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Peter 1:3.

  • 1 month ago

    God is incapable of being other than who and what He is, in His Being. There is only one Being of God. Sadly, so many of us disregard the difference between the Almighty, Divine Being, and human beings, trying to work out the complex Being of God with our own sense of logic, according to our limited knowledge. But God reveals who and what He is to those whom He chooses, and the complex nature of the Being of God has been gradually revealed in His written word, and via the person of the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. Revelation, not intellectual arguing reveals the Being of God. What God has revealed about His Being is something way above and beyond what any man-made religion could dream up, and key to that revelation is grasping just who it was who died for our sins, for that One is the way to the Father. There is no other way. So, religions that relegate the Son do not receive the Holy Spirit's revealing of the complex Being of God.

  • 1 month ago

    He is capable only of being who He is: "the only true God. " Jesus called Him that in his prayer to his God and Father, in John 17:3.  

    Also, God cannot lie, and he cannot deny himself.  That is the only kind of God He is, and I am proud to worship that kind of God,  because He is fully worthy of praise.  Titus 1:2; 2Timothy 2:13

    Jesus tells the truth about his Father.He called his Father his God about a dozen times  in the scriptures.  

    He also said: "All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one fully knows the Son but the Father, neither does anyone fully know the Father but the Son and anyone to whom the Son is willing to reveal him.” (Matthew 11:27)

    Jesus is the one who reveals his Father, when he is willing to do so.  No man made councils, no emperors, no human laws that decree something about God what He is NOT.

    How many times has Jehovah called himself three in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three persons in one God? NOT ONCE.  How many times has Jesus called himself the second Person of the Holy Trinity?  NOT ONCE.

    Again, Jesus NEVER said that his Father is not HIS GOD.  When asked what is the greatest commandment of all,  Jesus did NOT say "you must believe that God is a trinity, three persons in one God."

    Instead, Jesus told the truth about the God he served:  he quoted Deuteronomy 6:4-5 in Mark 12:29-30: 

    "One of the scribes who had come up and heard them disputing, knowing that he had answered them in a fine way, asked him: “Which commandment is first of all?” 29 Jesus answered: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah, 30 and you must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind and with your whole strength.’"

    "Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.". We know that Jesus quoted Deuteronomy with God's Name, because he said in prayer to his God and Father that he made his Father's name known, or manifest, to the men that his Father gave him.  John 17:6

    And then, he quoted what the Jews call the central statement of faith, called the Shema, which means "Hear".  Both Jehovah and his Son Jesus knew that the pagan nations worshipped trinities of God's, and so proclaiming Himself as ONE, the God of Jesus Christ distinguished himself from those vain, confusing, FALSE gods.

    So, the true God cannot be any less than what He is: ONE.  Not three persons in one God, and no inventing false creeds.  He is Just ONE.

    Source(s): Jw.org
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.  One person is not three persons.  That's a convoluted Jehovah's Witness construction.

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