THE GODHEAD

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Shelby G. Floyd

The Bible teaches that there is just one God or Godhead, but this one Godhead involves three distinct persons. In a discussion with a Jewish scribe, Jesus referred to the Old Testament Scriptures which taught that God is one Lord. The scribe had asked, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Mark 12:29). Jesus here referred to the statement of Moses as found in Deuteronomy 6:4-5.

The Jews worshiped just one God in contrast to the polytheism of the pagan nations surrounding them. We are to worship and serve one God, and yet, God is not one person. The New Testament teaches that Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, which simply means that he possesses all the powers and attributes of the deity. Paul said, “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9). Continue reading “THE GODHEAD”

THE GODHEAD

By

Shelby G. Floyd

Trinity Godhead

“7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one” (1 John 5:7-8).

The Bible teaches that there is just one God or Godhead, but this one Godhead involves three distinct persons. In a discussion with a Jewish scribe, Jesus referred to the Old Testament Scriptures which taught that God is one Lord. The scribe had asked, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Mark 12:29). Jesus here referred to the statement of Moses as found in Deuteronomy 6:4-5. Continue reading “THE GODHEAD”

The Godhead

By

Shelby G. Floyd

Trinity

The word Trinity is not found in the Bible, but the concept is revealed in many places. But it is better to speak as the oracles of God. Therefore, in this proclamation I shall use the biblical term “Godhead” to teach that the one God is three Persons.

Some people teach that there is just one person in the Godhead, and that one person manifests himself sometimes as the Father, at other times as the Son, and still at other times as the Holy Spirit. This doctrine is stated, “The one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon himself the form of a man, and as the son of man was born of the virgin Mary.”

Jesus Christ is the Son of the Father

This doctrine that the Father was as the Son was started in 1914, and continues to this day. However, such a doctrine is definitely in conflict with the teaching of the Holy Bible. The apostle John, near the end of his life, wrote three small letters in which he said in one of them, “Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son” (2 John 3, 9). In these verses we notice that the apostle John invoked the mercy and peace from both the Father and Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, and then he stated that if one will abide in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son. The oneness teachers say the Father was as the Son, but John says that there is the Father and the Son. There is a world of difference between the word “as” and the word “and.”

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