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While God is one in Being, each divine Person is distinct. Each is distinct in His personal properties and work.

The personal properties of the divine Persons are shown in the following chart.

Personal Properties of the Divine Persons

God the Father

Exists of Himself.

For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself.

- John 5:26

God the Son

Is eternally begotten of the Father.

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.

- John 1:18

God the Holy Spirit

Proceeds forth from the Father and the Son.

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me.

- John 15:26

These properties are called personal properties or attributes because they belong to one divine Person in particular and not to the whole Being of God.

The Bible also attributes different works to each of the three divine Persons. This does not mean that each work mentioned will be done exclusively, but rather primarily. The primary emphasis in each work is on one of the three divine Persons.

The following charts display the works that are primarily the works of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit:

In the Triune God, how does His church have a God that is above, with, and in them?

Is Jesus' divine or human nature eternally begotten of the Father? Did Jesus always have His human nature? When did He receive it?

  • Exclusively - Only; solely; by one only - all others being excluded
  • Primarily - Mainly; principally; chiefly

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