Does Christianity believe in three gods?

Christians don’t believe in three gods but in One God. In the Bible we learn that God commands, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Jesus Himself taught, “The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:29-30).

The Bible teaches that God is one in essence, three in Person: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19). Thus, the Godhead doesn’t consist of three gods but of three persons in one.

Jesus Christ, though possessing “all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Col. 2:9), divested Himself of His heavenly prerogatives (Phil. 2:5–8) and lived in the sphere of men, even to the possession of a human body (1 Tim. 2:5). And He declared, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).

Jesus proved His divinity by His sinless life, supernatural acts, death, and resurrection. He was God in the flesh who came to save humanity from the penalty of their own sins (John 1:1-2; 5:18-24). No man on earth has ever claimed divinity and substantiated His claims with mighty deeds as Jesus did (John 10:38).

The Jews understood His words in connection to the Father to be a claim to divinity. For this reason, they charged Him with blasphemy and they sentenced Him to death “. . . Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?’ And Jesus said, ‘I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.’ And the high priest tore his garments and said, ‘What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?’ And they all condemned him as deserving death” (Mark 14:61-64).

The incarnation of Christ is a mystery to humans (1 Timothy 3:16).  Finite minds cannot fathom the infinite thoughts of the Almighty Creator. “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him“ (Psalm 103:11; Deuteronomy 29:29).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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