- For there are three that testify: in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. - 1 John 5:7-8
- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. […] And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:1, 14
The title, God, translates the Hebrew title Elohim. Elohim is the plural form of El. Genesis 1:26a states, “God (Elohim) said (ʾāmar).” The usage of the plural Elohim is unique because it is joined to a singular verb said (ʾāmar). By placing a plural noun with a singular verb, it establishes a uni-plurality within the Godhead. This one God exists in three distinct Persons, which are co-eternal, co-equal, and co-existent. These three persons — Father, Son, and Spirit — are each referred to as God. All three Persons equally share the same divine attributes. Also, the individual persons of the Godhead cannot act independently of one another.