Also called Tri-une God or Trinity
Definition: Within the unity of One God there are three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three share the same nature and attributes. In effect these three Persons are the One God
The Hebrew word Elohiym, translated in English “God”, is a plural word – from El or Eloah - singular for God. (-im ending in Hebrew indicates plural – just as Cherub is one Cherub, Cherubim is more than one.)
Elohiym is plural word because Godhead consists of three eternal Persons who comprise One God. In Hebrew (the language of the OT), it is very clear, for the verb is always in singular when true God (Elohiym) is spoken of, but when false gods, or judges (Ex.21:6; 22:8), who are also called elohyim (gods) (as in Ps. 82) are in view, then the verb is in plural, and word is not written with capital G, but with lower case g - gods! Using a singular verb with a plural word would be grammatically wrong, as if we said “we is”, but when speaking of God ( Elohiym in Hebrew), there is an exception, for God being three Persons is yet ONE GOD.
The Bible teaches, from beginning to end that there is ONE true GOD. Jews, also called Hebrews, daily repeat “shema”, which, in a way, is a “creed”, expressing their belief, faith in One God. They say, “Hear, O Israel, The LORD our God is one LORD.” (Deut. 6:4.) (If we translated it back into Hebrew, we would read: Hear, O Israel, YHVH, our Elohiym, is ONE YHVH.)
In our English Bibles, when the word LORD is in all capital letters, in Hebrew it reads YHVH (or Jehovah in English) – which is the personal name of God as God gave it to Israel, in Exodus 6:3, saying, “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, BUT BY MY NAME JEHOVAH (YHVH) WAS I NOT KNOWN TO THEM.”
One God has one name. Note words I (not we) and My name (not two names as Mormons say: Jehovah and Elohim). Elohiym or Elohim is not the personal name of God – it is an expression of who God is: One God, three Persons. The same is repeated throughout the Old Testament. It is also repeated in the New Testament. God is one. There is only One God – even demons believe that and tremble (James 2:19), but Mormons have chosen to believe Joseph Smith’s lie instead of the Bible.
1 John 5:7, KJV, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word (Jesus) and the Holy Ghost: AND THESE THREE ARE ONE.” Jesus is the image of the INVISIBLE GOD (Col. 1:15), for GOD IS SPIRIT (John 4:24). “NO MAN HAS SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME.” (John 1:18) The same is repeated in 1 John 4:12.