(a.) "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!" (Deuteronomy 6:4).
"I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." (1 Corinthians 6:18).
"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him." (John 6:27)
"God...has in these last days spoken to us by His Son...through whom also He made the worlds..." (Hebrews 1:3).
"Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us?" (Malachi 2:10).
"For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live." (1 Corinthians 8:5-6).
(b.) "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16).
"...do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?" (John 10:36).
"For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'" (2 Peter 1:17).
(c.) "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8).
(d.) "But to the Son He says: 'Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom." (Hebrews 1:8).
"And Thomas answered and said to Him, 'My Lord and my God!'" (John 20:28).
(e.) "Not that anyone has seen the Father, except who is from God; He has seen the Father." (John 6:46).
"Jesus said to them, 'If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.'" (John 8:42).
"As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me." (John 6:57).
(f.) "Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." (John 8:12).
"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men." (John 1:4).
(g.) "This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all." (1 John 1:5).
"For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light." (Psalm 36:9).
(h.) "And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life." (1 John 5:20).
(i.) "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." (John 17:3).
(j.) "While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!'" (Matthew 17:5).
(k.) "All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." (John 1:3).
(l.) "I and My Father are one." (John 10:30).
(m.) "For by Him [the Son of His love] all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him." (Colossians 1:15).
(n.) "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven." (John 3:13).
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels..." (1 Timothy 3:16).
(o). "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: after His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 1:18).
(p.) "Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people." (Hebrews 2:17).
(q.) "The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses." (Acts 3:13-15).
"Then He said to them, 'Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day...'" (Luke 24:46).
(r.) "So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19).
"....looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2).
(s.) "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation." (Hebrews 9:28).
(t.) "Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed." (Daniel 7:14).
(u.) "Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (2 Corinthians 3:17).
(v.) "You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth." (Psalm 104:29-30).
"The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life." (Job 33:4).
(w.) "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me." (John 15:26).
(x.) Added later. The gift of the Holy Spirit is from the Father through the Son: "Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear." (Acts 2:33). Augustine developed a theory
which links the Holy Spirit with the "love" between Father and
Son. From this theory it very naturally follows that the Spirit proceeds
from both Father and Son. I've placed Augustine's 'On the Trinity' in the Thriceholy Library so that readers may evaluate this theory for themselves. A less prolix
treatment of the same theory is found in Jonathan Edward's treatise 'On the Trinity.' A fair summation of this view is that it builds on certain hints and
suggestions found in scripture, but falls short of scriptural proof.
"And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.'" (John 20:21).
(y.) "...for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1:21).
(z.) 'Catholic' means 'universal.' Use of the term for a denomination is an oxymoron: "...if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister." (Colossians 1:23).
"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." (Ephesians 4:5-6).
"Then Peter said to them, 'Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'" (Acts 2:38).
The original form of the creed adopted at Nicaea is reconstructed as follows:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of
the Father, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father;
By whom all things were made both in heaven and on earth;
Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down and was incarnate and was made man;
He suffered, and the third day he rose again, ascended into heaven;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
And in the Holy Ghost.