There are many different beliefs as to what is God exactly. Some believe that there is one God. Others believe in the duality of God, made up of YHWH (Yahweh, Jehovah) and Jesus. Still others believe in one God made up of three personalities: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, referred to as the trinity.
Here we will attempt to clarify as to whether God is one, two or three.
What does the Bible say? In Deuteronomy 6:4, it speaks of YHWH God as being one. Jesus in John 17:3 speaks of his Father (YHWH) as being the only true God. Theholy spirit is never even spoken of as God and in fact is not a person but a powerful force that YHWH uses to accomplish his will. Much like we use our energy or electricity to accomplish different tasks. (Acts 1:8; 2:4)
It is really as simple as that. Then, why is there so much confusion? There was no confusion until long after the Bible was completed. The Bible had foretold an apostasy from the true faith and the true way and that apostasy created the confusion. (Acts 20:30; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12) As someone once said that if you tell a lie long enough, eventually people will think that the
In the Bible, YHWH was always one. YHWH has one very special, first-born Son, Jesus Christ. He is even described as a Mighty God in Isaiah 9:6. Just as a son is inferior to his father, Jesus is inferior to his Father and even addresses his Father several times as his God. (Matthew 27:46; John 20:17; Revelation 3:12)
A father and a son have many similarities and so do Jehovah and Jesus but let us not get lost in the small details. The big picture is that they are two different persons. The Son comes from the Father but the Father does not come from the Son. The Father or the Almighty God always existed but not so for the Son or the Mighty God.
I will write other articles as to biblically explain some of the confusions. For the moment let us all digest the fact that there is not three, that there is not two but only One God. There are many gods but there is only one true God, meaning that the Father is unique, in a class all by himself, and that all other gods are either inferior or not gods at all.