after being baptized*,
up immediately from the water; and behold,
the heavens were opened, and he saw the
God descending as a dove, and coming upon
Him, and behold,
a voice out
of the heavens, saying, "This is My beloved Son,
in whom I am well-pleased." Matthew 3:16-17 (NAS)
* baptized - from the Greek word "baptizo",
meaning to immerse or dip...to submerge.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit are One God?
It may be hard to understand how the one God of
the Bible can show Himself in three different ways
at the same time (the Father, the Son and the Holy
Let's look at an example that may help
us understand this:
Water, Ice and Fog are all H2O?
Several thousand years ago, it might have been
hard for some to understand that Water, Ice and Fog
are all the same element...H2O (note: H2O
is a chemical symbol representing 2 parts of
Hydrogen and 1 part of Oxygen).
H20 appears in different forms...a
concept that many did not understand until
scientific discovery in the last several hundred
Although not a perfect example, we may never
understand fully how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
are a part of One Deity or Godhead, but we can
affirm from the scriptures that there is only one
God. For further study see
I Corinthians 8:6,
and also Lesson 3 - The One True God.
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