Well yes I do believe in the Trinity and here is a short reason why,
John 14:28 "You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for
the Father is greater than I.
Note: This is pre ascension...
This verse is used by the JW's to claim Jesus is not God. Same for the Muslims I guess.
But, we know that another term for the Christ, Messiah is the "WORD" right?
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 He was with God in the beginning.
John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
This leaves little doubt as to His identity.,
John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.
John 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.
John 10:30 I and the Father are one."
John 10:31 Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him,
As can be seen from the Jews reaction here, they did not understand it either and thought it heresy.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
John 14:8 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us."
John 14:9 Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the
Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
John 14:10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the
Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
John 14:11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.
Here is another, that grabs me.
Exo 3:13 Moses said to God, "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What
is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?"
Exo 3:14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
Notice the name He gives "I AM" now lets look at this verse,
John 8:54 Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.
John 8:55 Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.
John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
John 8:57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
John 8:58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
So there are many parts that lead me to believe that GOD is Triune. Check this site out:
The "I AM" Sayings Prove Jesus to be Divine
Another thing which I seek to draw the readers attention to is the actual Greek words 'ego eimi', translated (I AM). Leon Morris correctly states,
"Jesus uses an emphatic "I AM" to bring out important teaching about his person. In Greek, the personal subject of the verb is not normally
expressed: the form of the verb makes clear what the subject is. But if it is desired to emphasize the subject, then the appropriate pronoun may be
used. What makes this so important in John is that we find a similar usage in the Greek translation of the Old Testament. There we find that the
translators used the emphatic form of the speech when they were rendering words spoken by God." He then goes on to say, "When Jesus used the "I
AM" construction he was speaking in the style of deity." And, "There is general agreement among Johannine scholars that this kind of language is a
significant pointer to what John is telling us about the person of Jesus." (1) In other words, when Jesus was using the "I AM" construction he was
indicating His divinity, and in John recording His statements he was doing likewise.
[edit on 18-8-2005 by edsinger]