The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost; My Testimony of the Godhead, rediscovered; incl. Videos

Years ago as an adult, fallen away from the gospel, I struggled intensely to get past the utter confusion and differing views of my contemporaries in an effort to understand what the Godhead is. Finally, after much research, reverence, and humble prayer, I "regained" my understanding of what the Godhead really is. Really, it was much the same as the knowledge I possessed as a youngster - and not confusing at all! It has very much the same relationships in what a loving family would have, most especially that of Father and Son. The Holy Ghost is the most difficult member to understand, so to be plain, I shall say He is simply a Holy personage in the Godhead “family” whom I would describe as being a loving Uncle, very much involved with the welfare of His Brother’s family (and by extension His own as well). The Holy Ghost has a refined body that we would consider a Spirit, but it is much more, by virtue of His Holiness. This Spirit body allows Him to enter our minds and witness the truth unto us. So I shall try to produce scripture that speaks plainly, so that a youngster may understand (think Family)


My Testimony of The Godhead


* Heavenly Father is the Creator, no doubt. Moreover, He was in charge of the act of creation (evidenced by “Let us” and “after our”, seen in Gen. 1:26 below):

Gen. 1: 1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Gen. 1: 26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

* Heavenly Father is also the most high God:

Gen. 14: 18 “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.”

Ps. 78: 56 “Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:”

Heb. 7: 1 “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;”

** Jesus Christ is the Son of Heavenly Father. The Father gave His very own witness of Jesus:

Matt. 3: 17 “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

** Jesus Christ prayed to His Father (the most high God):

Matt. 26: 39, 42, 53 “(39) And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. (42) He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. (53) Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”

John 16: 26 “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:”

John 14: 16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;”

** Jesus Christ Himself testifies that the origin of the doctrine He teaches is from His Father:

John 7: 16 “Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.”

Later, in the same chapter:

** Jesus Christ cries in the temple where He is trying to teach the stubborn:

John 7: 28-29 (28) “Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. (29) But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.

** Jesus Christ Himself again witnesses His Father, and explains of the witness His Father gave of Him:

John 5: 36-37 (36) “But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. (37) “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.”

John 8: 18 “I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.”

*** The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He is our witness of truth. The Holy Ghost is sent from Heaven by command:

John 14: 16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;”

John 7: 39 “(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”

*** The Holy Ghost witnesses to us that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, as testified by John:

1 Jn. 5: 6 “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.”

*** The Holy Ghost is able to communicate with our spirits.

Rom. 8: 16 “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”

Remember, after Jesus was baptized by immersion “to fulfill all righteousness”, Heavenly Father spoke from a cloud, the Holy Ghost manifested Himself in the form of a dove, and Jesus Christ was in the water. Here you have three personages of the Godhead in the same area, but obviously and completely separate and distinct from one another.

Finally, as another Biblical witness, we have Stephen witnessing the Father and Son, while full of the Holy Ghost (i.e.: three personages in three places):

Acts 7: 55-56 (55) “But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, (56) “And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.”

I hope my Hub helps you understand like a youngster tends to.

Matt. 18: 4 “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Mark 10: 15 “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.”

Luke 18: 17 “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”

If not, perhaps we can just agree that we are all the creations of God, and are all invited to be His children, and furthermore, that many promises are in store for the repentant and faithful.

Peace be with you.

This quote is

by Elder M. Russell Ballard

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It was given in an address given at the Logan [Utah] Institute of Religion on 17 February 1998 entitled “Building Bridges of Understanding”

“No matter how hard we work, no matter how much we obey, no matter how many good things we do in this life, it would not be enough were it not for Jesus Christ and His loving grace. On our own we cannot earn the kingdom of God—no matter what we do. Unfortunately, there are some within the Church who have become so preoccupied with performing good works that they forget that those works—as good as they may be—are hollow unless they are accompanied by a complete dependence on Christ. It is this dependence that causes us to want to sing what Alma eloquently referred to as “the song of redeeming love” (Alma 5:26 "And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?).”

The entire transcript is linked here:

Reading it will dispel MANY of the MYTHS of the L.D.S. (Mormon) faith.

The Only True God & Jesus Christ Whom He Has Sent (video 2)

Scripture Resources

You may go to this link below to find a Tremendous free internet SCRIPTURE RESOURCE, with a great search engine:


Even a Child Can Understand (video 1)

Note: "An Apostle's Easter Thoughts on Christ" (video 3) is a condensed version of the complete conference talk entitled "None Were With Him". This extremely profound and compelling FULL transcript (with references) can be found at:,5232,23-1-1032-27,00.html

It is well worth the read.

Full transcript of this edited (video 3) is available at:,5232,23-1-1032-27,00.html

Comments 8 comments

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice. You on Dude.

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you for being brave enough to acknowledge this truism. May your personal witness ever grow.

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Alexander Mark 6 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Very well done, I have never put all those verses together that way. The way you've highlighted them makes it undeniable that there are 3 entities involved in the godhead. The concept of 3 separate individuals being God is a hard one to understand, because the Bible also says that Jesus is God. Thank you for waking me up this morning!

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

There is a hierarchy there, Alexander. The Godhead is comprised of three Gods, two of them being under the jurisdiction of the most high God. Evidence I am aware of which is found in the Holy Bible follows.

John 14: 28 “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.”

We can also see in the Old Testament Isa. 42: 8 “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

Compare this to John 7: 39 “(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)” Here, Jesus is still waiting to complete His work, whereupon He will then receive full glory from His Father.

This is again evidenced by reading Eph. 1: 17 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him”. Here we see that even Jesus Christ has a God.

We also read in John 13: 31 “Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him” proving that there was a time before this point when Jesus had not yet received a full measure of glory from His Father, the most high God.

All this correlates and confirms 2 Pet. 1: 17 “For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Finally, so we can plainly and clearly see this fact (the hierarchy of the Godhead), there is another witness by the resurrected Jesus Christ Himself. This is found in John 20: 17 “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has this non-threatening witness, and I add my testimony to the throng of millions of believers regarding this truth.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Kudos for affirming your beliefs. I too, add my confirmation of the Godhead. Very well done.

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you elayne001. I love to think of the most high God as truly being my Eternal Heavenly Father, if He so approves me through the merits of His Son Jesus Christ on the great day. What a most magnificent marriage and family we are ALL invited to be a party to and a member of! If it were not so, He would have told us.

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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

I didn't understand the theory of the Triune Godhead any better when I was a child than I do now. I didn't and don't understand what a spirit is -- what spirits are made out of; in what sense spirits are alive (the usual functions indicating life -- respiration, ingestion, digestion, elimination, reproduction, and so on -- don't apply, since a spirit by definition is immaterial, so it has no body to have biological functions); how spirits perceive, learn, travel, etc.; how does a spirit relate to time and to space, and many other questions that I couldn't and can't figure out. I'm not saying that spirits don't exist -- god(s), angels, souls, elementals, etc. Maybe they do. I just don't have a grasp of just what it is that those who believe in spirits imagine exist. My imaginings of spirits have always been very vague. Is the spirit form of existence the same as matter-energy except vibrating faster? Or? And how can Jesus sit at the right hand of God if God is a spirit and spirits are immaterial and so don't have bodies and so don't have hands?

The way that I can make some sense of the Bible is to interpret it as written mainly in poetic language, using symbolic images to express ineffable truths. So what truths do the symbols of Father in Heaven, Son on earth risen to Heaven, and Comforter among us represent? What does the symbol Heaven represent? I'm still pondering such questions.

Anyway, thanks for sharing a portion of you spiritual seekings and some of your understandings and insights. Up and Interesting.

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Timothy Donnelly 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks for reading my testimony and for your comment B. Leekley.

I understand that a soul is a spirit and flesh united; when we pass on from mortality, our spirit leaves our fleshly body that has expired. I also believe (as scripture suggests) that when Jesus was resurrected, His Spirit was united with an immortal body (that He showeed to His disciples), and He became MORE like His Heavenly Father. Therfore, I am reminded that while Heavenly Father IS Spirit, He IS ALSO a corporeal being, having a Spirit united with an immortal (and glorified) body.

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