How Many Beings in the Godhead?
According to the trinity teaching, we are led to believe that there are 3 separate divine beings in the Godhead - The Father, Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ. But what does the Bible teach us about this? Are there 2 or 3 beings in the Godhead?
How many divine beings are in the Godhead, according to the scriptures? ... 1 Corinthians 8:5-6 ...'For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.' ... Clearly, the Bible says there are many 'gods' and 'lords' in the world, but only two divine beings in the Godhead. One God, the Father and Jesus Christ His Son.
How many beings does the Bible say that we fellowship with? ... 1 John 1:3 ...'and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.' ... So our fellowship is with two beings.
How many beings does the Bible say we need to know to have eternal life? ... John 17:3 ...'And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.' ... So to have eternal life we need to know two beings. The Father and His Son.
How many beings do the apostles send greetings in the name of? ... Ephesians 1:2 ...'Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.' ... 2 John 1:3 ...'Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.' ... So the apostles sent greetings in the name of the Father and Son only. Two beings.
How many beings does the Bible say we need to deny to be 'antichrist'? ... 1 John 2:22 ...'Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.' ... To be an 'antichrist', we need to deny two beings - The Father and His Son.
How many beings did Jesus pray to while on earth according to the Bible? ... John 17:1 ...'These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee.' ... Jesus prayed to one being in heaven while He was on earth.
How many divine beings according to the Bible can be hated? ... John 15:23 ...'He that hateth me hateth my Father also.' ... Only two divine beings can be hated according to Jesus.
How many divine beings can reveal the Father and the Son according to the Bible? ... Luke 10:22 ...'All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.' ... So only two divine beings can reveal the Father and Son - The Father and Son themselves!
How many divine beings are in heaven and will be on the new earth according to Revelation? ... Revelation 21:22-23 ...'And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.' ... Only two divine beings are in heaven and will be on the new earth according to Revelation (See also Revelation 7:10).
How many God's and Mediator's do we have according to the Bible? ... 1 Timothy 2:5 ...'For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.' ... So we have one God [the Father] and one Mediator [Jesus Christ], which makes two divine beings in the Godhead.
How many divine beings does the Bible say we need to honor? ... John 5:23 ...'That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.' ... We honor two divine beings, the Father and Son.
How many divine beings bare witness of Jesus Christ according to the Bible? ... John 8:18 ...'I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.' ... Only two divine beings bare witness of Christ, not three.
How many divine beings does the Bible say created all things? ... Ephesians 3:9 ...'And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.' ... So according to the Bible, only two divine beings created all things - God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son.
Yes, there is a Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of the Father and His Son. But the Bible is very clear on how many literal divine beings there are in the Godhead. Two, and two alone.
Once you come to the truth regarding the Godhead, you start to grasp the beautiful and literal relationship the Father and Son have. Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God, being BORN from God (John 3:16; John 16:27-28; John 17:7-8; Romans 8:3). And once you grasp this, your understanding of God's love will take on a deeper meaning, and your relationship with the Father and Son will grow stronger, as you comprehend the vast love shown.
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