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The Trinity

God the Son

Psalm 2:7
I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
NKJV

God the Son is, of course, Jesus Christ. The Psalmist quoted above looks forward to the incarnation and the story of God as told in the New Testament. In another study, we have already examined the evidences that Jesus is God.

Further, as we have moved through this study, we are describing how God may be ONE, yet, exist as Father and Son -- and Holy Spirit. This effort at understanding Jesus as God in the flesh represents a major part of the difficulty of the Trinity.

But, as our other study demonstrates, Jesus possesses and exercises, as He walks on earth, many of the attributes of God. He could not exercise these traits without being God. Therefore, Jesus is God.

And, indeed, Jesus calls God the Father His "Father."
Mark 14:36 And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will." NKJV

Scriptures refer to Jesus as the Son. Mark&s Gospel starts from the premise that Jesus is the Son of God . . .
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. NKJV

Jesus is declared to be the Son of God at His baptism
Mark 1:11 Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." NKJV

This is all set in the foundation of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary prior to Christ&s birth.
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. NKJV

And, John&s Gospel makes clear that this same earthly Son of God was with the Father prior to the Incarnation.
John 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. NKJV

Jesus came to earth so that we might see God and understand how God would walk and act as a human. The work of Christ on the Cross was necessary to obtain our salvation. The work of the Cross was an action that only God could accomplish on our behalf. This is the driving force behind God becoming man. This is the driving force behind the revealing of the Trinity.

Philippians 2:5-12 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling NKJV

 

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