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The Deity of Christ

The word God is one of the Spirit’s designations for the divine nature. Under the figure of the synecdoche, where a part is made to stand for the whole, or the whole for a part, the word Godis used to designate each of the divine Persons constituting deity; and, while there is but one God—one divine nature—the Scriptures clearly teach that there are three distinct personalities possessing this nature. The Father is called God (John 3:16), the Son is called God (John 1:1), the Holy Spirit is called God (Acts 5:3, 4). In these instances, the word God, the name of the divine nature, is severally applied to each part, under the figure above designated, though there is but one divine nature; hence, but one God (Deuteronomy 6:4).

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