along with the * abiding with and abiding in * of John 14:16-17 as well as other texts in Holy Scripture:
"But if I do, though you will not believe me, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
"Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?"
ONLY God existed before creation AND the naming of Jesus and the Holy Spirit in that abiding relationship confirms their existence as God: ONE GOD, three Persons.
Another interesting text, for example:
YOU and I were * created *; but, Jesus "proceeded".
You and I were * made *, but, Jesus was "sent"
God the Father
God the Son
God the Holy Spirit
It is not difficult to find similarities as we are in God's image:
Potentially if not actually seen in three different ways:
You: son of your parents
You: parent of your child (or children)
We were created AFTER the beginning of creation.
Our ONE holy true God existed BEFORE the beginning of creation..
ONLY GOD existed before ALL of creation: first the creation of angelic spirits and then the creation of mankind having a spirit and body.
You are passionate & convinced of your views; others are confused.
It begins with a detailed expression of CONFUSION and,
then, the reply reaffirms the MYSTERY of the HOLY TRINITY.
It seems to begin by * adding fuel to your fire *.
I pray the reply is sufficient.
Thank God for his LOVE and MERCY.