These three persons — Father, Son, and Spirit — are each referred, in Scripture, as God.
- But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit […] You have not lied to men but to God. - Acts 5:3-4
- yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. - 1 Corinthians 8:6
- But of the Son He says, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, […] You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of Your hands; - Hebrews 1:8-10
The Great Commission underscores the equality of three persons of the Godhead. In Matthew 28:19, Christ commanded the disciples to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” The term name (ónoma) refers to a title by which person is known. While three persons are mentioned, the singular use of name (ónoma) implies that all three persons share the same title — God.