Can the three persons of the Godhead be seen separately?

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The Bible clearly teaches that the persons of Godhead are separate and distinct persons. Let’s examine the following references:

Jesus’ baptism

When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove bore testimony to John that the one he had baptized was the divinely appointed Messiah. The Father Himself proclaimed that Jesus is His Son. “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; … the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove … upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:16, 17).

The Transfiguration

On the mount, Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and He was transfigured before them. And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. “A cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!” (Mark 9:7; 2 Peter 1:16–18). Here, the Father in heaven gave witness to His Son on earth.

At the Temple

When Jesus departed from the Temple for the last time, the Father’s voice was heard from heaven testifying of His Son. Jesus prayed to His Father. “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name. Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again” (John 12:27, 28).

The stoning of Stephen

The Scripture says, “When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” (Acts 7:54-56). Here, we can read that Stephen was filled with the Holy Spirit and saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God the Father.

John’s testimony

The apostle testified of heaven. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one” (1 John 5:7,8). Again, we see the three persons in heaven bearing witness.

Christ’s second coming

Jesus described the second coming. He said, “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God” (Luke 22:69). Therefore, it is clear from this verse that both God the Father and God the Son will be seen at the second coming.

From these verses, we can see that the three persons of the Godhead are separate Persons.

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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