Do Christians believe in 3 Gods?


Question: “Do Christians believe in three gods?”

Answer: If you’re a Muslim, you may think Christians believe in three gods. That idea is as blasphemous to Christians as to you.

There is one God!
Christians believe in one God. In the Holy Bible, God commands, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).

When asked for the greatest command, Jesus responded, “. . . The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:29-30).

The one God exists as three Persons.
The Bible teaches that God is one in essence, three in Person: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-1728:19). Each is fully God. God is not three gods but three in one. Although we cannot completely grasp the tri-unity of God, we must trust His revelation is true.

Is Jesus God’s Son?
The same Jesus who affirmed God’s oneness also said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). Jesus’ perfect life, miracles, death, and resurrection proved He was God’s Son in the flesh. We cannot both praise Jesus’ teaching and refute His deity because He claimed to be from and of God (John 1:1-25:18-24). Jesus is either God’s Son or a blasphemer.

The religious leaders of Jesus’ time refused to believe He was the Son of God and so desired to kill Him for blasphemy. “. . . Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?’ And Jesus said, ‘I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.’ And the high priest tore his garments and said, ‘What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?’ And they all condemned him as deserving death” (Mark 14:61-64).

What is your decision?
Your beliefs cannot change the truth. Is Jesus the Son of God? If not, He did deserve death for blasphemy, and His bones would be resting in a tomb. But the resurrection proved Jesus divine.

Being God’s Son, why did Jesus die? Death is the punishment for sinners (Romans 6:23). Jesus kept every commandment—even the greatest command to love God.

Have you? Unlike Jesus, not one of us loves God supremely. Even breaking a small command (such as lying, hating, or coveting) disqualifies us from heaven: “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10). We deserve death—eternal separation from God in hell.

But take heart. The Lord Jesus took the punishment for sin when He died on the cross. “[God] made [Jesus] who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). After dying on the cross, Jesus rose from the dead, showing God’s approval of His sacrifice for sin.

The living Lord Jesus can pay for your sin, providing the way to paradise. When Jesus was promising to prepare a place in heaven for His followers, one asked Him for the way to heaven. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me’” (John 14:6).

You cannot come to the Father on your own because you are a sinner, unable to fix yourself. Trust in Jesus as your Savior from the penalty and power of sin. Turn from your sin and your own way to follow Jesus as the Lord of your life. He is the way, truth, and life!

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How to understand Son of God?

To help a Muslim understand better the title “Son of God” I suggest the following:
If you think that it is blasphemy to say that God had close personal relations with Mary and so produced the Son of God, then we agree with you. So how is the description “the Son of God” meant to be understood?

If a book is called “the mother of books”, for say Italian cooking, does it mean that all other Italian cook books came from that one book? No. It means that this book is considered the best source of information for Italian cooking.

Does the phrase “a son of the road” mean that two roads got together and produced another road? No. It is an expression meaning that a person is a traveller.

The same principle applies to the description of “the Son of God.”  Jesus Christ eternally was the Son of God as seen in Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child us born, unto us a son is given…” and 1John 4:14″And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” As someone had to exist before they are sent anywhere, so Jesus Christ was eternally in the character of the Son of God before He was also sent to the earth and became a Man. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) (DP)

An Important question about Jesus Messiah

If we are serious about faith in God, then we will want to search out and  know the truth. Many people have their own ideas about Jesus, some are correct and some are not.

The Holy book, the sacred scriptures tell us Jesus is the Son of God. Many will ask, “How can God have a Son?”

God as correctly pointed out by many is one, the Bible says “There is one God”

Before someone suggests it, God did not have a wife.  We must understand that the One God of the Bible is one in essence and nature and yet revealed as three personalities, who are inseparably united in being, purpose and action. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All were eternally pre-existent before creation, so God the Son, becoming flesh as Jesus the Messiah, while continuing  to be God, we need to understand that He voluntarily humbled himself (Philippians 2) and at his birth, but became a man  (John 1:1 & John 1:14)

The Son of God became the Son of Man. Jesus was the Son of God, like a man born in Tunisia for example, would be called a Son of Tunisia. Jesus continued to be at birth here on earth what he had always been in eternity in heaven.

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