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Almost immediately the Bible begins with God and light. As Moses recorded the days of creation, on the first day and the first thing that God made was light. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Then as we read further to the fourth day of creation, we learn that God resumed the subject of light. “Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also” (Genesis 1:16). Therefore, light is essential for all the other things in God’s creation.
As Jesus went about teaching His message of salvation, He lived and taught love. Love your enemies, love your brethren, love the Father, and to His disciples, love one another. Among the things He wanted to leave with His disciples was the importance of love. When the world saw them, Jesus wanted them to be identified by love.
The apostle Paul taught the exalted kind of love that was lived and commanded by Jesus. Before expressing what love will do, Paul showed its importance and how love affects all the acts of Christianity: “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).
The three persons of the Godhead have a numerical essence of one. That means they equally share the same divine essence or nature. All the attributes of God belong to each of the three persons. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each possess all the substance and all the attributes of deity. The plurality of the Godhead is therefore not a plurality essences, but a plurality of personal distinction. God is not Three and One, but Three in one.
The false teachers misrepresent this doctrine as tri-theism. They say 1+1+1=3 but this is the wrong mathematical formula. The correct formula is not addition but multiplication. 1X1X1=1.