let's look at the biblical evidence for the trinity


Christian Doctrine    The Trinity - God's Transcendence and Immanence Displayed!      

The following is adapted from the pamphlet The Trinity, published by Rose Publishing, Torrance California:

 

Divine Attributes Father Son Holy Spirit
       
Eternal

...made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God...

Romans 16:26b

...Do not be afraid.  I am the First and the Last.  I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! 

Revelation 1:17b, 18a

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God...

Hebrews 9:14a

       
Creator Of All Things

Know that the Lord is God.  It is He who made us, and we are His...

Psalm 100:3

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created...

Colossians 1:15-16a

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1:2

       
Omnipresent

Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord.  'Do not I fill heaven and earth?' declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:24

...and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:20

Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I go from your presence?

Psalm 139:7

       
Omniscient

All things have been committed to be by my Father.

Matthew 11:27a

...He said 'Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.'

John 21:17b

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 2:10b

       
Wills And Acts Supernaturally

...He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will...

Ephesians 1:5

Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man.  "I am willing," He said.  "Be clean."

Matthew 8:3

All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He gives them to each one, just as He determines.

1 Corinthians 12:11

       
Gives Life

The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life...

Genesis 2:7a

In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 1:4

And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you. 

Romans 8:11

       
Strengthens Believers

When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

Psalm 138:3

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.

Ephesians 3:16

 

Clearly, the evidence presented in the Bible confirms the concept of the Trinity.  The Old Testament, as well as the Apostles and Christ Himself, declare that there are three distinct persons, in One God.