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Question How many persons are there in the Godhead?
Answer There are three persons in the godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory. 1
[1] 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19

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Is there a plurality in the godhead?

For God said, Let us make man,
Genesis 1:26

Does the godhead consist of three persons?

There are three that bear record in heaven,
1 John 5:7

Is the Father a distinct person from the Son and Spirit?

My Father which gave them me is greater than all,
John 10:29

Is the Son a distinct person from the Father and Spirit?

The Lord, (i.e. the Father) said unto my Lord, (i.e. the Son) sit thou at my right hand,
Exodus 1

And is the Spirit a distinct person, both from the Father and the Son?

The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things,
John 14:26

Are these the same in essence, affection, and operation?

These three are one,
1 John 5:7

May it with any propriety then be said, that there are three Gods?

For the Lord is one, and his name is one,
Zechariah 14:9

Is the Son called God?

Who is over all, God blessed for ever,
Romans 9:5

Is the Spirit called God?

“Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God,
Acts 5:3–4

Is the Son called Jehovah?

He is the Lord (Heb. Jehovah) our righteousness,
Jeremiah 23:6

Is the Spirit called Jehovah?

They tempted the Lord (Heb. Jehovah)
Exodus 17:7

They vexed his holy Spirit. Is this name given to any but God?

The most high over all the earth, is he whose name alone is Jehovah,
Psalm 83:18

Is the Son eternal as well as the Father?

Before Abraham was, I
John 8:58

Is the Spirit eternal?

He is called the eternal Spirit,
Hebrews 9:14

Is the Son omnipresent?

Where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I,
Matthew 18:20

Is the Spirit so too?

Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?
Psalm 139:7

Is the Son omniscient?

Thou knowest all things,
John 21:18

And is the Spirit so?

He searcheth all things,
1 Corinthians 2:10

Is the work of creation ascribed to the Son?

All things were made by him,
John 1:3

Is it also ascribed to the Spirit?

The Spirit of God hath made me,
Job 33:4

And is creation a work peculiar to God?

He that built all things is God,
Hebrews 3:4

Is the Father the object of prayer?

Pray to thy Father which is in secret,
Matthew 6:6

Is the Son also the object of prayer?

Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit,
Acts 7:59

And the Spirit?

Grace and peace be unto you from the seven Spirits which are before the throne,*
Revelation 1:4

Are we baptized in the name of all the three persons in the Trinity?

Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,
Matthew 28:19

And is religious worship a prerogative of Deity?

Worship God,
Revelation 22:9

Are divine blessings derived from all three persons in the godhead?

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all,
2 Corinthians 13:14

Have each of these their distinct province in the affair of man’s salvation?

Through him we both have access by one spirit unto the Father,
Ephesians 2:18

Is the unity in the godhead a motive to unity among the saints?

That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me and I in thee, that they also may be one in us,
John 17

Should we hold fast this doctrine?

Hold fast the form of sound words,
2 Timothy 1:13

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Question How many persons are there in the Godhead?
Answer There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one true, eternal God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; although distinguished by their personal properties. 1
[1] Matthew 3:16–17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 10:30

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Question What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?
Answer It is proper to the Father to beget the Son, 1 and to the Son to be begotten of the Father, 2 and to the Holy Ghost to proceed from the Father and the Son from all eternity. 3
[1] Hebrews 1:5–6, 8
[2] John 1:14, 18
[3] John 15:26; Galatians 4:6

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Question How doth it appear that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father?
Answer The scriptures manifest that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father, ascribing unto them such names, 1 attributes, 2 works, 3 and worship, 4 as are proper to God only.
[1] Isaiah 6:3, 5, 8; John 12:41; Acts 28:25; 1 John 5:20; Acts 5:3–4
[2] John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6; John 2:24–25; 1 Corinthians 2:10–11
[3] Colossians 1:16; Genesis 1:2
[4] Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14