Oftentimes, people of other faiths have implicated Christians and their subsequent teachings of being mere fictions, but that is untrue; Trinity, eternity, metaphor, time, world are concepts that back up the notion of the Trinity. The Christian God manifests himself through inspired teachings, otherwise known as the Holy Bible. These doctrines have their basis, none other than the word of God. All these teachings and doctrines could never be the product of pure imagination, unless they were actually unveiled by God Himself. Teachings paved the way for beliefs and creeds. Let’s the Jews, for example, have their Shemah included in Deuteronomy 6:4 that reads ‘Sh’ma, Yisra’el. Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad.’ That reads ‘Hear, O Israel. The Lord our God, the Lord is one.’
Eloheinu, which originates from the word Elohim means ‘ours’ God. In a literal sense, the said Shemah translates to ‘the Lord our Gods the Lord is one.’ In the Old Testament, Elohim named the one true God, creator of the world and everything that it holds. Other times, Elohim names the false ‘gods’ of ‘angels’ that people believe in. But if a single true and living God announces Himself in plurality, as stated in Elohim, then it clearly suggests more than a single person in one God.
The Bible has taught three firm truths to Christians in the doctrine of Trinity as listed below:
1. Christians have one, and only one, true and living God.
2. A single God exists in the form of three equals and eternal persons, namely the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
3. The three manifestations are in each is completely God on their own, they are not the same in personhood or role.
God has revealed this triune nature in his teachings, as described below:
One God appeared to Abraham in the form of three men, which Abraham addressed as one Lord. Walking alongside Abraham as three men, but the Lord Himself is referred to in the singular as stated in Genesis 18:1-21
Meanwhile in Genesis 1:26-27, Gods is referred to as singular as well as plural ‘let us make, in our likeness’ which is plural and ‘his own image’ which is singular.
In the Old Testament, God is referred to in plural with the use of the Hebrew word Elohim instead of Eloah or not el, which are all singular nouns. When translated as God, Elohim is singular and when He acts, it is done in a singular verb. There are a handful of instances in which Elohim refers to pagan angels or gods; plural pronouns and nouns are used.
Elohim, the title of Gods, cannot be considered as the plural term of majesty impertinently invented by mortal monarchs as a way to amplify their current status and are accompanied by some plural verb. Elohim oftentimes appears alongside the name of God, Yahweh, and translates to Lord God. There is no other God, so Yahweh Elohim is entirely singular. The solely written concept in man’s history for the one who’s above all greater than space, number and time is Yahweh Elohim and the entire notion of the Trinity comes after.