WHO is the Bible about?

God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit

There is ONE God, but He has three “forms” known as the Godhead or Holy Trinity

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

For there are three that bear witness in heaven:

the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit;

and these three are one.

1John 5:7

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all 100% God, but they have different roles and forms.  Although nothing earthly can compare to God, consider the following comparisons:  

  • Water can be a liquid, solid or gas, but all three forms are H2O.  Jesus came to earth in human form, but He now has a glorified form like His Father.  They sit side by side on the throne in Heaven while the invisible Spirit of God lives in believers.
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Titles of God

The words “God” and “Lord” are really titles rather than names.  Some of the other titles for God are: 

  1. God the Father – El Shaddai, Adonai, Elohim, Father, Abba, God of Israel, God of Abraham
  2. God the Son – Christ meaning “Messiah” or “Anointed One”, Savior, Immanuel meaning “God with us”, Second Adam, Son, Son of God, Son of Man, Prince of Peace, Lamb of God, Shepherd, Vine
  3. God the Holy Spirit – Holy Ghost, Spirit, Spirit of God, Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of the Living God, Helper, Comforter

Note:  God in this book may refer to God the Father or the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Jesus and Christ will be used interchangeably in this book.

Names of God

  1. I AM (Exodus 3:14)–Translated as Ehyeh, YHVH, Yahweh
  2. Jehovah* (Exodus 6:3) – “Americanized” name for Yahweh, God the Father
  3. Jesus (Matthew 1:21) – “Americanized” name for Yeshua, God the Son

*There are no vowels in the Hebrew language.  Vowels were added for Latin & English pronunciation.  The original Hebrew for Yahweh or Jehovah is YHVH.

Characteristics of God

Throughout the Bible, God is revealed as:

  1. Omnipotent which means all-powerful.
  2. Omniscient which means all-knowing.
  3. Omnipresent which means ever-present.

Most of all, God is LOVE!

He who does not love
does not know God,
for God is love.

1 John 4:8