If we tell a short story to two or three people and ask them to repeat our story in a couple of minutes or days, there will be discrepancies in each of their stories. There may, even, be parts that were added to our original story. With this in mind, the Bible was written over a 1500 year period and the central theme or thread throughout all of Scripture is God’s plan of salvation, Jesus Christ, who volunteered to be our Lord and Savior of all creation. There are no discrepancies, contradictions, or errors in the Scriptures. How can this be? Because Holy God breathed the words that were penned, through His 40 chosen authors, from Genesis to Revelation. The three synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke give us spiritual insight through various episodes and details of Jesus’ life and works. These three books are not contradictory; they are ‘complementary’ pieces of information that pull the three gospels together for a more complete picture of our Savior. The gospel of John gives us, even, more information about our Lord that adds to the synoptic gospels.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are One; the Holy Trinity. There are many, many verses in Scripture depicting the prophesied Lord and Savior of creation, and that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are One. I have mentioned just a very few below:
God tells Jesus that man will be made in (their/ His) spiritual image in Genesis 1:26: Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Jesus is prophesied in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:15: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
God promises Abraham and all of His children the blessing of Jesus Christ in Genesis 22:18: In your Seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
Isaiah, one of the major prophets, prophesied this verse of Scripture in Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. (God with us)
In the Book of John 1:1, he testifies that Jesus is God: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit in John 14:26: But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Jesus testifies to the Holy Spirit as being One with He and the Father in John 14:20: At that day you will know that I am In My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
Jesus testifies that He and the Father are One in John 17:21: that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
and in John 10:30: I and My Father are one.”
In 1 Corinthians 15:28 Paul testifies that God is One: Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
With thankfulness to our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ name,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><