What do Christians believe about The Trinity?

The Bible teaches that there is one God. He created the heavens and the earth. However as we read through the Bible we begin to see that the one God has three parts: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. 

Today Christians describe God as ‘Three in One’. Christians believe there is one God (hold up one finger), three parts (hold up three fingers).

                                                                                                     ‘3 in 1‘ symbol

                                                                                                     ‘3 in 1‘ symbol


The ‘3 in 1’ symbol above might help us to understand that God is three in one, but it is not a perfect picture because there are things about God it doesn’t show:

1. Point to the three sections of the circle as you explain that the parts of God are in fact called Persons: the Person of the Father, the Person of the Holy Spirit and the Person of the Son whom we also call Jesus.

2. Point to the three sections again as you explain that each of the Persons is fully God. The Father is God, the Holy Spirit is God and Jesus is God.

3. In the circle there are lines between the three Persons but in God the three are so perfectly joined that they are one. There is one God and He is three in one.


The ‘Three in One’ of God is difficult for us to understand because it is a wonderful mystery: When Jesus lived on the earth He said ‘I am in the Father and the Father is in me?’ (John 14:10).