As we have said before, the Bible is our Final Authority not church councils or creeds.
This is a diagram of the Trinity of three persons in one essence. Three separate and distinct persons who are all God. It says the Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Spirit and vice versa. While I do not accept modalism I want t bring two examples of how the Trinity of persons is contradicted by Scripture.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Here the Son is called the everlasting Father.
Acts 16:67 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.
The Spirit of Jesus (the Son) and the Holy Spirit are spoken of interchangeably.
After reading this post we are often accused of being Oneness or Modalists. In response to this charge I will pre-preemptively post this;
The problem with the Oneness viewpoint is that they fail to acknowledge these two facts, see attesting Scriptures below:
1. The Logos or Wisdom went forth from God just before creation.
2. The Spirit of truth goes out from the Father
22 “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,[c][d]
before his deeds of old;
23 I was formed long ages ago,
at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,
when there were no springs overflowing with water;
25 before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,
26 before he made the world or its fields
or any of the dust of the earth.
John 15:26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.