What the Bible teaches about the God Head.

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Q. Why does this term/word baptism always reminds me of baphomet ?
I have no idea because they are un-related words with completely different meanings.

As I mentioned in the previous post the word "baptism" comes from the Greek word "baptizo" which means to "submerge," "plunge under," or "immerse." Biblically when a person is baptised by water they have to be completely submerged, or buried, in the water. When they are baptised by the Holy Spirit they will completely filled with the Holy Spirit.

I do not know where the word baphomet comes from. All I know is its a pagan/occult symbol of a goat that represents a demon I think.
 

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The Nature of the Holy Spirit

Here we enter upon a subject where we have—like Moses in the wilderness—to take off our shoes. The Lord tells us by His servant: "It is not essential for us to be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is. Christ tells us that the Spirit is the Comforter, 'the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father.' It is plainly declared regarding the Holy Spirit that, in His work of guiding men into all truth, 'He shall not speak of Himself.' John 15:26; 16:13.

"The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. Men having fanciful views may bring together passages of Scripture and put a human construction on them, but the acceptance of these views will not strengthen the church. Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, silence is golden."Acts of the Apostles, pp. 51-52.

Often the Holy Spirit is referred to as a power proceeding from the Father and the Son—a power working in and through human beings (Micah 3:8; Luke 1:35; 4:14; 24:49; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4).

Still the nature of the Holy Spirit remains to us a mystery. We should accept the following advice from Deuteronomy 29:29: "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."
 

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How does the Godhead work together?

Have you ever been on a winning team? A team of students at school raising money, a team of co-workers trying to meet a sales goal, a community sports team—it’s fun to be on the winning side. A team has a common goal. While each person may fill a different role, they all work together to accomplish the mission.

The triune God may be compared to a winning team. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit work together in ways that a human team would never be able to for a common goal. While each person of the Godhead has a distinct role in the plan of salvation, they unite in their mission.

Paul writes to the church at Corinth: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

Like a winning team, each person of the Godhead has a different role. They each have a special relationship to humanity. God the Father sustains and supports us. God the Son saves us from sin and shows us a better way to live. God the Holy Spirit guides us in the way of righteousness. All three work together for our salvation. In the doctrine of the Godhead, we see God’s love revealed.

The book of Jude mentions this teamwork, “Beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude 20-21).

Like the ultimate winning team, the trinity works together for us. They will do everything possible to bring you to salvation. Like a teacher in school who gives her all to help her students succeed, the Godhead works together to make salvation understandable. They want us to experience salvation.

Paul, the apostle, tells how the Godhead work together to bring us salvation. In the third chapter of his letter to Titus, he highlights their teamwork:

God the Father, in His mercy, has offered us a way to experience salvation. Paul says, “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us” (Titus 3:4-5).

God the Son was in agreement, so He gave His life so that we could choose salvation.

“Whom He [God the Father] poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:6-7).

God the Holy Spirit, working to bring us salvation, offers to renew and remake us into the image of God. Paul continues:

“Through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).

This is God’s goal. All three members of the Godhead are working together to make it possible for us to be heirs of eternal life. There truly is a “dream team” ready to sustain us, guide us, and redeem us.
 
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