It is impossible to be and not to be the same in the same respect.  But, in the Trinity, those who are distinguished personally can be the same essentially.  Therefore, although the Son is of the same essence with the Father, He is rightly said not to be the Father, for the former is said only with respect to essence and the latter with respect to person.  Three numerical Gods are not one numerical God.  Although the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three numerical Persons, still, they are not three numerical Gods because they partake of the same divine essence.  The Father is one, the Son is another (but not another God).  He is another personally, but not essentially. – Francis Turretin (1623-1687)


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