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Father, Son, And Holy Spirit: All The Same One God

God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) are all the same one thing: The Lord God Almighty, Creator of the Universe.

The shamrock (above) illustrates the idea of the Trinity -- that in the same one God there are three divine beings: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. -- "God in three persons, blessed Trinity."

The Bible shows clearly that Jesus is God. It also shows that Holy Spirit is God. Therefore, God and Jesus and Holy Spirit are all the same thing, equal to each other.

JESUS IS GOD: PROOF #1

First, there is the Word, who is God, Creator of the Universe. So the "Word" and "God" are the same thing.
        JOHN 1:1-3 (KJV)
        1
               In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
               and the Word was God.
        2
               The same was in the beginning with God.
        3
               All things were made by him; and without him was not any
               thing made that was made.
Jesus, the Son, is the "Word made flesh." Thus, Jesus is also God.
              "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we
               beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the
               Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14 KJV)
Jesus said it clearly . . .
           "I and my Father are one." (John 10:30 KJV)
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JESUS IS GOD, PROOF #2

God is the creator of the universe, according to Genesis 1:1, John 1:3, and Revelation 4:11. Jesus is also the creator of the universe, according to Colossians 1:16 and Ephesians 3:9. Therefore Jesus must be God.
Speaking of God . . .
    "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
     (Genesis 1:1 KJV)
    "All things were made by him; and without him was not
     anything made that was made." (John 1:3 KJV)
    "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:
     for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are
     and were created." (Revelation 4:11 KJV)
Speaking of Jesus . . .
 
    "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that
     are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
     dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created
     by him, and for him:" (Colossians 1:16 KJV)
       
    "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
     which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who
     created all things by Jesus Christ:" (Ephesians 3:9 KJV)
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And Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) is also God, who as Father, caused Mary to give birth to Jesus, the Son of God.
              "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When
               as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before 
               they came together, she was found with child of the
               Holy Ghost." (Matthew 1:18 KJV)
       
So Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are the same thing: God.

Scripture links the three together:

              "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
               them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
               and of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 28:19 KJV)
              "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the
               Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are
               one." (1 John 5:7 KJV)
Jesus dwells within us, God dwells within us, Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) dwells within us: all the same thing.
       Romans 8:11 (KJV)
              "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the
               dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead
               shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that
               dwelleth in you."
                                  This is the Spirit of God dwelling
                                  in us, the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit).
       Romans 8:9 (KJV)
              "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be
               that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have
               not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
                                  This is the Spirit of God as the
                                  same thing as the Spirit of Christ.
       1 Corinthians 3:16 (KJV)
              "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the
               Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
                              This is us as "temple of God," where
                              God lives, in the form of Spirit of God.
                              

       Ephesians 3:17a (KJV)
              "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;"
                             This is Christ living in us.
       Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
       
      "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
       Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I
       live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave
       himself for me."
                            This is also Christ living in us.
       1 Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)
              "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
               Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are
               not your own?"
                    Here, we are temple of the Holy Ghost. Earlier
                    in 1 Corinthians 3:16 above, we were temple of
                    God. Thus Holy Ghost and God are the same thing.

So the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) are all the same one thing: The Lord God Almighty, Creator of the Universe.

ANALOGY IN MUSIC

In music, we can understand it like this. There is one melody for "Happy Birthday." Now suppose the National Symphony Orchestra plays their arrangement of it. That sounds like one thing. Now suppose the country artist Willy Nelson sings his version of it. That sounds like something else. Now suppose your child sings it to you. That sounds like something different from the first two. But they are all three the same song, merely different expressions of it. Likewise, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are different expressions of the same one Lord God Almighty, Creator and Owner of all things.

ANALOGY IN SCULPTURE

Consider the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC. (I see this statue frequently, because I live here.) You can view it from the front, and you see one thing; from the back, something different; from the side, something different still. Yet it is all the same one statue!

Likewise, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are different expressions of the same one Lord God Almighty, Creator and Owner of all things.

For me, He is simply "Lord," in whatever expression He chooses to take.

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