3-in-1: Three parts to one individual being or person
– this is the real Biblical Trinity concept.
This would be an excellent Bible Trivia question because it may be one of the most misunderstood points about Jesus (Y’shua).
This same issue is highlighted long before Jesus’ (Y’shua) arrest, in a confrontation with the Pharisees recorded in John 10:30-33 (ESV), Jesus (Y’shua) said: “I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”
Why was Jesus (Y’shua) sentenced to death? For what crime? The crime was blasphemy: for suggesting that he was God. At that time in history, the Jews were expecting the Messiah to come. Why would they kill someone claiming to be their Messiah, when they believed the Messiah would be their new King and lead them to victory over the Roman Empire’s occupation of the Holy Land? If you read the Gospels again you will discover this often missed truth. The High Priest of Israel asks Jesus (Y’shua) if he was the Messiah. Jesus (Y’shua) says yes, THEN ALSO ADDS that he will be seated in Heaven at the right hand of God, meaning that he is of God, or the Son of God, literally he is God in the Flesh. To the Jews, Jesus (Y’shua) had just committed the crime of blasphemy, punishable by death. Jews believed that God was only spirit and cannot be seen. They believed that the Messiah (Christ) was a man, a great leader sent by God to bring salvation to them in a way of being the king of and creating a new physical Kingdom of Israel on Earth.
Luke 22:66-71: “… the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him (Jesus/Y’shua) into their council, saying, (67) Are you the Christ (Messiah)? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, you will not believe: (68) And if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go. (69) Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. (70) Then said they all, Are you then the Son of God? And he said unto them, You say that I am. (71) And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.”