Do you believe in the holy trinity? If so, could you use several bible verses to back that up? Thank you!
Not to shoo you off, but since I’ve written quite a lot on the subject, here you go (much of it is about the Holy Spirit).
I do, in fact, believe in the Trinity, particularly based on the Great Commission in Matthew 28 but pretty much everywhere else starting in Genesis 1 with the work of God down to the Epistles where all three are concurrently, consistently mentioned.
While it’s true that biblically you can’t “prove” the Trinity, a non-Trinitarian God makes less sense to me. A simple Godhead by himself would not know about community and therefore not have pre-existing eternal love; a Father and Spirit could not know what it is to be a human; a Father and Son would have no creative force to live inside humanity; a Spirit and Son would not defer to authority.
The main thing though is that some biblical concepts are really just mysteries. Are we allowed to say that anymore? I know “mystery” is a dirty word in our Post-Enlightenment culturally-conditioned era to find answers that fit within our three lb. Pavlovian-trained brain. Can someone just holler, “I don’t know” …? Because you know, I don’t know how it works, but the concept of the Trinity does best describe God to our puny human minds. It best fits all the biblical evidence we have at hand.
You could say the Trinity is like ice-water-vapor or bread-meat-mayo or sides-of-a-cube, but God is not any of those things. Even trying to grasp the idea that we worship a monotheistic three-in-one God is enough to make your head eat itself. It might turn out to be more wonderful than we had really imagined, and perhaps even simpler.
I also wouldn’t be surprised if in Heaven, we are no closer to understanding His three-in-oneness. Because 1) We will be preoccupied with having our faces rocked off by Him, and 2) our questions about pretty much everything will melt away in the presence of an awesome God and the fellowship of the saints. Trust me, that’s not a cop-out on theology: that’s where our theology should take us.