Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Genuine Christians, the true Church, made up of only born again believers, understand God as being One God existing in three Persons.  There are three Greek words which are translated "Godhead" in the King James Version:  Theios, Theiotes, and Theotes.  All three are from the root Theos, meaning God.

*   Theios - A Greek adjective, used as a noun in Acts 17:29, which says, "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."  In this verse, the context is on God as The Father.  The word also appears in 2 Peter 1:3-4, where it is translated "divine," and is, in fact, used as an adjective ("divine power" and "divine nature").

*   Theiotes - A Greek feminine noun, it appears only in 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."  In this verse, the context seems to be referring to the work of the Holy Spirit, as it is The Spirit who reveals truth to man (Jn. 16:7-15).
*   Theotes - Also a Greek feminine noun, it appears only in Colossians 2:9.  Here, Paul wrote, "For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."  Clearly this is referring to Jesus who came in a literal body.  Some might question the use of a feminine noun to describe Jesus, but it is my understanding that everything He thought, said, and did, was the work of the Holy Spirit in Him.  In fact, He was conceived by Mary through the Holy Spirit (Lk. 1:35)!  Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit (Mt. 4:1)!  The Holy Spirit was His source of power (Mt. 12:28)!

Many cults preach about a Jesus, but they do not recognize Him as being fully God manifest in the flesh.  They fail to recognize Him as The Creator (Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2).  And unfortunately, many mainline churches accept Him as the Son of God, but not actually God in the flesh.  I find that nearly impossible to believe since John 1:1, coupled with John 1:14, clearly says that Jesus is God!  Paul wrote that Jesus, being equal to The Father, voluntarily became a man, solely for the purpose of dying for the sins of mankind (Phil. 2:5-8)!

Lots of preachers talk about a Jesus, but salvation in found in The Jesus of the Bible!      

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