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Explanation: (Charts 12-1, 12-2, 12-3)
On several occasions and in many ways, the New Testament teaches clearly that the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are three distinct beings who function with absolute
unity of purpose as the Godhead. Chart 12-1 identifies key passages in the New Testament
that describe in detail the divine greatness and the infinite atonement of Jesus Christ. This
chart should be read in conjunction with chart 8-16, a listing of the divine names and titles of
Jesus. Chart 12-2 collects references that focus on the attributes and activities of God the
Father, especially noting his concerns, gifts, love, and relationships. Chart 12-3 gives attention
to the Holy Ghost, perhaps the least understood member of the Godhead. His roles in the
process of revelation, church leadership, spirituality, daily life, and eternal salvation are
gathered and classified. These charts show how the members of the Godhead work closely
together in their common cause of bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of all
the human family.
Bruce R. McConkie, The Mortal Messiah (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1979).
James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1984).
Stephen E. Robinson, “God the Father,” EM, 2:548–50.
David H. Yarn Jr., “God,” EM, 2:546–47.