This area of Christianity seems to be most confusing for non-believers, and even some believers. What is the “Trinity?” Is it an exercise in paganism? Polytheism? This is actually a simple term that is needlessly complicated by humans. It does not actually imply or suggest three separate deities.
This scriptural support refers to the Trinity, all the way back to Genesis:
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” -Genesis 1:26
“And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” -Matthew 3:16-17
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew 28:19
“I and the Father are one.” -John 10:30
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” – John 14:26
These are just a few instances where the Trinity is mentioned. In scholarly, or seminary, terms the three create the “Godhead,” which is what Christians worship. There is only one.
For the sake of simplification, consider the human body. It contains a brain, heart, and lungs. The body can’t really function without all three parts. Does this mean there are three humans?
A giant oak has three primary areas: the branch system, trunk system, and root system. All three are necessary for proper function. Does that make it three trees?
The Father oversees the universe, the Son advocates for humanity, and the Holy Spirit indwells the human body as a “helper,” according to Christ’s own words [John 14:26 ].