Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Godhead

Note: All Scripture quotations found in this article are from the text of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible.

The Godhead is a very deep Bible doctrine. It is commonly known as the Trinity because God is a triune being, the union of three persons in one. The Trinity is made up of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, all being equal yet distinct. Regardless what the Jehovah’s Witnesses say, the Trinity is not a Catholic teaching, but is found in the King James Bible. 

Below are verses containing the word “Godhead”. 

Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: “ 

The above verse means that God explains the things you cannot see, such as the Godhead by things you can see. There are many types of the Trinity found in the universe right now in which I will cover further on in the article. This verse also says that no man has an excuse for being atheist. An atheist is a person that does not believe in the existence of God (Psalms 14:1). 

Colossians 2:9 “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” 

In this verse it is talking about how the Godhead dwelt bodily in Jesus Christ when he was on this earth (1 Timothy 3:16, John 1:1, 14) and also in His spiritual body now (Ephesians 1:23, 3:19, 4:16). So, we see that this truth pertains to the past and present. 

Acts 17:29 “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.” 

The Godhead is not like “gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s devise” because those things cannot create anything physical. 

The below verse proves that the Trinity is true without a doubt. 

1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 

This verse proves that the Trinity is one unit, consisting of the Father, Word and Holy Ghost. We know that the “Word” is Jesus Christ because of what it says inJohn 1:1, 14. I have listed these verses below. 

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” 

In verse 1 it tells us that the Word was God, and then in verse 14 it says that the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. So, this tells you that the Word is Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). 

Going back to 1 John 5:7, one might deal with so called “scholars” that say that the “these three are one” is not found in ANY Greek manuscripts. However, it is found in several Greek manuscripts and Old Latin manuscripts. When the King James Bible says one thing and the “scholars” say another, throw the “scholars” out. 

Now I will cover types of the Trinity found in the universe. First of all, man is a type of the Trinity because man has a body, soul and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23). In Genesis 1:26-27, we see that man was created in the image of God. I have provided the verse below, while reading it, notice how in verse 26 it says “Let us”, this also proves the Trinity. 

Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

The second example of the Trinity is the sun. The sun has three types of rays; alpha, beta and gamma. The alpha rays are light rays that can be seen, but not felt (Christ). The beta rays are heat rays that can be felt, but not seen (Holy Spirit). Finally, the gamma rays are actinic rays that cannot be seen, nor felt (God the Father). 

The last illustration of the Trinity is in water. The scientific name for water is H20. H20 has three units, two units of hydrogen and one unit of oxygen. Those three units make one thing, just like the three persons of the Trinity make one God. 

The truth of the Trinity has been plainly shown in this article by comparing scripture with scripture, but this article does not even begin to expound on the deepness of the Trinity. This is a doctrine that is hard for the human mind to comprehend, but we must believe it as truth because the King James Bible teaches it and the King James Bible is the inspired, preserved word of God, without error. We will not understand this subject entirely until we get to heaven, but for now we will take God at His word.