Is the Son of God the Father

Is the Son like the Father and the Holy Spirit?

We believe that the Spirit of the Son is also the Spirit of the Father and the Holy Spirit for the following reasons:

  1. There is only one God. Scripture does not say that the Son is not the Father or the Holy Spirit.
  2. In Christ dwells all the fullness of Godhead (Col 1:19; 2,9). Jesus also said that the Father is in him (John 10:38; 14:10, 11).
  3. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, must be equated with the Father (Isa 9: 6; John 10:30; 14: 9).
  4. Jesus identified himself indirectly with the Holy Spirit. When he spoke of the coming of the Holy Spirit, he said: “I come to you” (John 14:18) and “a little while longer, and then you will see me” (John 16:17).
  5. The disciples baptized in the name of Jesus even though they were commissioned to baptize in the names of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. One cannot be saved by anyone other than Jesus, and we are not given any other name than the name of Jesus, through whom we are to be saved (Acts 4:12).
  6. The Bible calls the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16: 7; Ro 8: 9; Gal 4: 6; Phil 1:19; 1 Peter 1:11). The Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of the Father (Mt 10:20), the Spirit of God (Mt 3:16; Ro 8,9, 8:13, 14; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 3:16; 6:11; 12.3; Phil 3.3; 1.John 4.13; 3.24) or the Holy Spirit of God (Eph 4.30; 1.Thess 4.8). Hence the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Son and the Spirit of the Father.
  7. The deeds of Jesus are often ascribed to the Father or the Spirit, and vice versa. For example, the Holy Spirit who dwells in the believer is also called the Spirit of God or the Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8: 9-11), the resurrection of Jesus Christ through the Father (Gal. 1: 1) was also brought about by Christ himself (Jn 2:19). Jesus answers prayers (John 14:14) and so does the Father (John 15:16). The Holy Spirit speaks for the believers (Mk 13:11) and this Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father (Mt 10:20) and Jesus himself (Lk 21:15).