In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." together with John
1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen
his glory, the glory of the One and Only,
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." and John 1:18 "No
one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side,
has made him known."
NIV John 8:23–24: "But he continued,'You
are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this
world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe
that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your
NIV John 12:41: "Isaiah said this because he
saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him."—As the context shows, this
implied the Tetragrammaton in Isaiah 6:10 refers to Jesus.CompareImplies
NIVJohn 20:28: "Thomas said to him, 'My Lord and my
NIVPhilippians 2:5–8: "Your attitude should be the
same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not
consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself
nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human
likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and
became obedient to death—even death on a cross!"
KJV1 Timothy 3:16: "And
without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in
the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the
Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
NIVHebrews 1:8: "But about the Son he [God] says,
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness
will be the scepter of your kingdom."
NIV1 John 5:20: "We know also that the Son of God has
come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true.
And we are in him who is true—even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true
God and eternal life."
NIVRevelation 1:17–18: "When I saw him, I fell at his
feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said:
"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! And I hold the keys
of death and Hades." This is seen as significant when viewed with Isaiah
44:6: "This is what the LORD says—Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am
the last; apart from me there is no God."
Bible also refers to Jesus as a man, which is in line with the Trinitarian
concept that Jesus was fully human as well as fully divine which is expressed
through the theological concept of kenosis.
God alone is the Savior and the Savior is Jesus
Old Testament identifies the LORD as the only
savior, and the New Testament identifies Jesus Christ as God and Savior. These
verses are consistent with Trinitarianism, as well as various nontrinitarian
beliefs (binitarianism, modalism, the Latter-Day Saints' Godhead, Arianism,
43:11: "'I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no
2:10: "and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be
fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God
our Savior attractive."
3:4: "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior
appeared," in regard with:
2:11: "'Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.'"
2:13: "while we wait for the blessed hope-the glorious appearing
of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,"
4:42: "They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just
because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know
that this man [Jesus] really is the Savior of the world.'"
3:6: "whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ
few verses directly reference the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
3:16–17: "As soon as Jesus Christ was baptized, he went up out of the
water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove and lighting on him. 17And a voice from
heaven said, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well
pleased.' " (also Mark
28:19: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (see Trinitarian formula).
Corinthians 13:14: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of
God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you."
John 5:7–8: "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." (This is the controversial Comma
Johanneum, which did not appear in Greek texts before the sixteenth
1:35: "The angel answered and said to her, 'The Holy Spirit will come
upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that
reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.' "
9:14: "How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the
eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from
acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!"