The doctrine of the Trinity states that within the nature of
the one true God there are three distinct persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Entire books have been written on this subject. As a
thumbnail sketch, I would point to the following:
One God: The Bible says that there is only one God. (Deuteronomy
6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4)
The Father: There is a person called the Father who is
identified as God. (John 6:27; Ephesians 5:20; and close to 20 other verses).
Of course, JWs have no quarrel with this.
The Son: Jesus is not an angel: Hebrews 1 clearly teaches
that Jesus is not an angel, which contradicts the WT’s Jesus = Michael
only” verses are applied to Jesus in the New Testament:
(Jehovah alone stretched out the heavens; no one was with him)…. John 1:3 (all
things were made through Jesus; without him, nothing was made).
1:8….. Revelation 21:6; 22:13 (Alpha and Omega)
Revelation 1:17; 2:8; 22:13-16 (first and the last)
32:4; Psalm 18:31….. 1 Corinthians 10:4 (Israel’s only spiritual Rock)
2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:9 (spiritual husband)
Isaiah 43:11; Hosea 13:4… Acts 4:12 (spiritual Savior)
1 Timothy 6:14-15; Revelation 10:16 (eternal King)
subordination of the Son to the Father and the human limitations cited by the
WT (not knowing the day or hour of his return, for example) is a part of the
Trinity doctrine and is based on the dual nature of Christ as both God and man.
Spirit displays attributes of personhood:
--Has a mind
--Has a will
(1 Corinthians 12:11)
emotions (Ephesians 4:30)
commands, speaks, and uses first person pronouns (Acts 13:2; 8:29; 16:7; 21:11)
Spirit is explicitly called God in Acts 5:3-4 and 2 Corinthians 3:17