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    Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    I get confused. Did God take human form as Jesus? Or was Jesus unique?

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    Re: Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    John 14:6
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    6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."


    which means they are separate entities. Right?

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    Re: Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    When I pray, I pray to God. Is that not the correct thing to do? And why do people say "Pray to God" if they are really supposed to pray to Jesus?

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    Re: Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    There are many distinctions, Jesus is not omniscient for example.

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    Re: Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    I get confused. Did God take human form as Jesus? Or was Jesus unique?
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    t know don't care. I pray to god and will let everything else sort itself out without my help.

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    Re: Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    IMO, God is entirely transcendent and Jesus is just a human manifestation of God. Like a mirror reflects the light of the sun, Jesus reflected God's energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    I get confused. Did God take human form as Jesus? Or was Jesus unique?
    God is manifest in the holy spirit and Jesus. The trinity is all God. He is one but also three. It reaches the limits of our human reasoning to fully grasp this. Jesus was fully God. At the same time, he was human. As with the holy spirit. Fully God, yet not seen physically. All attributes of God are present and the same in Jesus and Holy spirit, yet separate also to serve a different purpose. It can get confusing. Example: when Jesus died on the cross, did God die as well? Of course not because all living things depend on the very presence of God. Hope this helps and not confuses you even more!

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    Re: Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    So I guess what I'm asking is...if I pray to God and speak his name of God, I'm not insulting Jesus by not involking His name? I have evening chats with Him (God) and we converse in many strange ways...mostly through nature or animals. I do not go to church. I have not read the bible except for bits and pieces over my years on this earth. But I've never done the "Praise Jesus" thing or "In Jesus Name" stuff. I just converse with God and call him that. God. And I wondered if I was not doing it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    So I guess what I'm asking is...if I pray to God and speak his name of God, I'm not insulting Jesus by not involking His name? I have evening chats with Him (God) and we converse in many strange ways...mostly through nature or animals. I do not go to church. I have not read the bible except for bits and pieces over my years on this earth. But I've never done the "Praise Jesus" thing or "In Jesus Name" stuff. I just converse with God and call him that. God. And I wondered if I was not doing it right.
    As you learn more and more about God each day and who he is, it is very important to understand why he is the trinity. God is referred to as father by Jesus. It shows how Jesus was aware of Gods authority. Jesus made many references to how he would do only as his father commanded him. God was manifest in Jesus to live a perfect life and be the perfect sacrifice that would die and be the atonement for our sins. So it is an example to us of how in our lives, God must also be our authority and we live in a way that is obedient to Him. So when we start to see that, it leads our hearts to make a decision that God isn't just someone we casually chat with occasionally, or just acknowledge, for even Satan knows God. It is when you understand who God is in relation to yourself and his authority over you. I pray to God and ask for his leadership through the work of his holy spirit in my life. At the same time you can pray to Jesus in a manner of humble praise and adoration due to your new life he offers through his death and resurrection. So praying to God is definitely not insulting Jesus since all three are the one same God, just manifest in each for specific working out of his purposes and will.

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    Re: Is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3 separate entities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    John 14:6
    New International Version (NIV)
    6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."


    which means they are separate entities. Right?

    Jesus also said "I and my Father are one..."
    "He who hath the Son has the Father also..."


    The trinity is difficult to comprehend, but it is three personalities/facets/avatars of one being. I believe that God is a multidimensional entity... just as a 3D person could only intrude on a 2D world as a "slice of himself" from the 2D perspective, yet still be singular in his own perspective, God is so multidimensionally vast that only a tiny fraction of Himself can intersect our reality at any one place and time, or something drastic might happen. As He told Moses, "no man can see me and live..."

    Jesus was that personality of God who choose to limit himself to human form and human frailty, in order to show us first hand how to live in fellowship with God and to create a bridge between holy God and sinful Man. Only a man could walk among us as one of us, but only God could create a way for us to escape our own sinfulness and reach Him.
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