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|Oneness of the Godhead|
|The Oneness of the Godhead is the basic fundamental doctrine of the Bible. We hope by the time you finish reading this page; you will understand there is but One God. First let us start with a few Scriptures.|
|Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is One Lord (Deuteronomy 6:4).
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God: I know not any..
Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from thy womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things, that stretch forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself (Isaiah 44:8 & 24)
I am the Lord and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me.
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and the west that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else...(Isaiah 45:5-6)
Ye are my witnesses saith the Lord, and my servant whom i have chosen, that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he, before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I am the Lord, and beside me there is no savior. (Isaiah 43:10-11)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting father, the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.
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.
(John !:1 & 14)
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my God."
For there is one God, and mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1st Timothy 2:5)
I and my father are one. (John 10:30)
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
They understood not that he spake to them of the father. (John 8:24 & 27)
For there are three that bare record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one. (John 5:7)
|It is not just a couple of verses that declare the Oneness of the Godhead, but the whole Bible. There is but one God, not two, not three, not four, but one God and his name is Jesus.|
|For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (Colossians 2:9)|
|This states the fullness of the Godhead bodily
is in Jesus, not that Jesus is in the fullness of the
Godhead bodily. There is a no comparison between being in
something, and having something in you. The fullness of
the Godhead bodily is in Jesus.
I know there are some that will say that the God of the Old Testament was Jehovah, and you are absolutely correct in saying so. But don't forget the Bible teaches the Oneness of God.
Now lets look at what Jehovah means.
Jehovah means Lord, and when the Old Testament used the title Jehovah they usually added an attribute of God. Such as Jehovah-jireh, which means the Lord will provide, and is found in Genesis 22:14. Below is a table of the compound names of Jehovah.
|I know there are some that will say, "what
about Genesis 1:26"? This next section is for you.
|"And God said, Let us make man in our image." Genesis 1:26|
|Why does this verse use a plural pronoun for
God? Before we answer this, let us note that the Bible
uses singular pronouns to refer to God hundreds of times.
The very next verse uses the singular to show how God
fulfilled verse 26: "So God created man in his own
image" (Genesis 1:27). Any interpretation of Genesis
1:26 that permits the existence of more than one person
of God runs into severe difficulties. Isaiah 44:24 says
the Lord created the heavens alone and created the earth
by Himself. There was only one creator according to
Since Genesis 1:26 cannot mean two or more persons in the Godhead, What does it mean? The Jews have traditionally interpreted it to mean that God talked to the angels at creation. this does not imply that the angels actually took part in creation but that God informed them of his plans and solicited their comments out of courtesy and respect. On at least one other occasion God talked to the angels and requested their opinions in formulating his plans (1 Kings 22:19-22). We do know that the angels were present at the creation (Job 38:4-7).
Other commentators have suggested that Genesis 1:26 simply describes God as he counseled with his own will. Ephesians 1:11 supports this view, saying that God works all things "after the counsel of his will." By analogy, this is similar to a man saying "Let's see" (let us see) even when he is planning by himself.
We do not say that there is not a Father, Son, or Holy Ghost. We are stating that there is but one God who has occupied three offices. If you look at man who was created in the image God you will find a body, a mind, and a soul. There are three different elements that make up mankind but we are still only one individual. The same principal applies to an egg, if we look at an egg we only see one egg. But what about the shell, the white, or the yolk. Are they considered different from the egg its-self. No, of course not. What about myself, I am a father, a son, and a minister, but I am only one person not three separate individuals. Just as there is only one God and his name is JESUS. For more information on the Oneness of the Godhead, read The Oneness of God by David K. Bernard.
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