The Godhead by wuxiangyu

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									The Godhead
          Part 1
The Reality of the Godhead
       What Is The Godhead?
• ―Godhead‖ – Col. 2:9.
• theotes: Godhood, the state, dignity, condition,
  quality of being God.
• When we speak of the Godhead we are
  speaking of that which has Divine nature—
  Deity.
 Godhead—the Nature of Being God

                  Omnipotent

                      All Power
                      Jer. 51:15
                      Gen. 17:1


                           God
             Knowledge            All Time
             Ps.139:1-4          Ps. 139:7-8
              Jer. 32:24

Omniscient                                 Omnipresent
       What Is The Godhead?
• ―Godhead‖ – Col. 2:9
• theotes: Godhood, the state, dignity, condition,
  quality of being God.
• When we speak of the Godhead we are
  speaking of that which has Divine nature—
  Deity.
• We must seek to understand who has that
  divine nature.
   Introduction to the Godhead
• We are first introduced to the idea of the
  Godhead in the beginning.
  – Gen. 1:26, ―Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in
    Our own image…’‖
  – God—Elohiym: Plural of El: exceeding, great,
    majesty—God.
  – Therefore, God (plural) said ―Us.‖
• The plural is often used to emphasize majesty,
  but in reference to God there is more to it.
   Introduction to the Godhead
• John 1:1 Parallels Gen. 1.
  – ―In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
    was with God, and the Word was God.‖
  – It shows ―God‖ as including more than one person.
  – The Word was both with God and He Himself was
    God.
• As God, the Word was the prime agent in the
  creation: John 1:3
    Introduction to the Godhead
• This plurality of persons is not unique to the New
  Testament.
• Isa. 44:6: ―…the Lord the King of Israel, and His
  Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts…beside Me there is no
  God.‖
• Isa. 44:24: ―…the Lord, your Redeemer, and He who
  formed you from the womb, I am the Lord, who makes
  all things…‖
• Isa. 48:13, 16: ―…My hand has laid the foundation of
  the earth…I have not spoken in secret from the
  beginning…I was there. And now the Lord God and
  His Spirit have sent Me.‖
            Who is Godhead?
• We know there is more than one person in the
  Godhead—but who are they?
• John 1:1: The Word was with God and was
  God.
  – The Word created all things: John 1:3
  – The Word became flesh: John 1:14
  – John saw Jesus…―The Lamb of God who takes
    away sins.‖: John 1:29—Jesus is the Word who
    created all things, who became flesh, who is God.
  – Col. 1:16: Jesus created all things.
           Who is Godhead?

                      Jesus
• John 1:1: The Word was God.
• Who was He with in the Beginning?
  – John 1:14: The Word was begotten of the Father
  – The Father is another name for God
            Who is Godhead?

                   The Father
                     Jesus
• John 1:1: The Word was God.
• John 1:14: God the Father
• Gen. 1:1-2: Father and Word created, Spirit
  was there with them.
  – John 14:26: After Jesus’ assention, Spirit was sent
  – 1 Cor. 2:10: Spirit reveals the will of God.
           Who is Godhead?

                The Father
                  Jesus
              The Holy Spirit

• John 1:1: The Word was God.
• John 1:14: God the Father
• Gen. 1:2; 1 Cor. 2:10: The Holy Spirit
 Three Persons in the Scriptures
• Gen. 1:2, 26; John 1:1; John 14:26.
• Isa. 48:12, 16: The Creator, who has spoken
  from the beginning, said, ―the Lord God and
  His Spirit Have sent Me.‖
 Three Persons in the Scriptures
• Gen. 1:2, 26; John 1:1; John 14:26.
• Isa. 48:12, 16
• Matt. 28:19: Jesus said to baptize, ―… In the
  name of the Father and of the Son and of the
  Holy Spirit.‖
    Three Persons in the Scriptures
•   Gen. 1:2, 26; John 1:1; John 14:26.
•   Isa. 48:12, 16
•   Matt. 28:19
•   Matt. 3:16-17: Jesus baptized, Spirit of God
    descended, Father spoke - all three mentioned.
    Three Persons in the Scriptures
•   Gen. 1:2, 26; John 1:1; John 14:26.
•   Isa. 48:12, 16
•   Matt. 28:19
•   Matt. 3:16-17
•   Eph. 4:4-6: One Spirit, One Lord, One God
    and Father of all.
      The Unity of the Godhead
―If there are three, how can they be one God?‖
 • Deut. 6:4: ―Jehovah our God is one Jehovah
   (ASV).
 • Jehovah is ―self-existant, eternal‖ i.e. I AM.
 • God is elohim (plural as in Gen. 1:26)
 • One is echad – one or unified.
   – Gen. 1:5: morning and evening make one day.
   – Gen. 2:24: two become one flesh.
   – Judges 20:8: people arose as one man.
      The Unity of the Godhead
―If there are three, how can they be one God?‖

    Just as a man and a woman make one flesh,
          the Godhead is one eternal God.

 Just as a morning and an evening make up one day,
           the Godhead is one eternal God.
     The Unity of the Godhead
        The Godhead forms a united one.
            The Father and the Son
• John 10:30: ―I and My Father are one.‖
• John 5:30: ―…I do not seek to do My own will but the
  will of the Father who sent Me.‖
• John 6:38: ―I have come down from heaven, not to do
  My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.‖
• John 12:50: ―…whatever I speak, just as the Father
  has told Me, so I speak.‖
• John 17:22: ―That they may be one just as We are
  one.‖
     The Unity of the Godhead
        The Godhead forms a united one.
           The Son and the Holy Spirit
• John 14:26: ―He will teach you all things, and
  bring to your remembrance all things that I
  said to you.‖
• John 16:14: ―He will glorify Me, for He will
  take of what is Mine and declare it to you.‖
• Rom. 8:26: They work together to make
  intercession for us.
      The Unity of the Godhead
         The Godhead forms a united one.
                   All Three
• Matt. 28:19: All three persons bear the same
  authority.
   – ―In the name of‖ means by their authority.
   – Acts 2:38: ―In the name of Jesus Christ‖ carried the same
     weight as all three persons.
• John 16:14-15: They are unified in will and purpose.
• 1 Cor. 2:10: The Holy Spirit reveals the deep things
  of God—also referred to as ―the mind of Christ‖
  (2:16).
The Unity of the Godhead
    Three Different Persons
     One Unified Godhead

								
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