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How To Easily Understand The Very Complex Doctrine Of The Triune Nature Of The Godhead Mentioned In The Bible

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God doesn’t say “let me make man in my image” but instead says “let us make man in our image”. Whoever the “us” is, we can safely deduce that it is at a least one other person or persons who are on the same level as God is.

The Bible doctrine of God appearing in 3 separate but equal persons, sometimes called the Trinity but biblically called the Godhead, is quite honestly past the ability of our minds to fully comprehend and understand it. That said, the born again believer in Jesus Christ who has the Holy Spirit living inside them, can actually get pretty close to grasping what it is all about. I am not a Bible scholar so I am not able to dazzle and distract you with  ‘extracting nuggets’ from the Greek and Hebrew. But I am a pretty dedicated Bible student, and as such am able to point your attention to the cookies on the bottom shelf where they can be easily grasped.

“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:” Romans 1:20 (KJV)

The doctrine of the Godhead – God in three separate but equal entities or persons – is a subject that causes much strife and debate within the Body of Christ. One reason for that is in the 21st century, most Christians sadly don’t do any actual Bible study but instead read the commentaries of ‘good and Godly men’ whom they trust did some actual studying. This is not the path you want to take if you want to fulfill Paul’s command to us in 2 Timothy 2:15 to study for yourself. So an excellent starting point will be to close your commentaries, open your KJV Bible, and ask God to open your understanding to grasp His written word. The Holy Spirit inside you will help you to pray what needs to be prayed.

So, what is the Godhead?

The doctrine of the Godhead in its most simple terms is the idea that God is not alone and has a ‘peer group’ for lack of a better phrase to use. We see this idea expressed all the way back in Genesis chapter 1 where we read the following:

“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.” Genesis 1:28 (KJV)

Read that verse over a few times and you will see that it is telling us that God is not alone in His creative work. God doesn’t say “let me make man in my image” but instead says “let us make man in our image”. Whoever the “us” is, we can safely deduce that it is at a least one other person or persons who are on the same level as God is. Angels, cherubim and seraphim do not count because they are created beings. God was never created, He has just always existed. (mind blown). But zoom ahead to the writings of the apostle John, and we have that answer written in stone for us:

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” 1 John 5:7,8 (KJV)

Who are the “us” from Genesis 1? God the Father, Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit. Honestly, I could stop writing at this point because our original question raised by Scripture has been wonderfully answered by Scripture. But there is more to understand and learn, so let’s jump into the deep end of the pool. But suffice to say you go there already knowing who the members of the Godhead are.

The Godhead Exists In One Person

I was having lunch the other day with my dear friend and fellow street preacher Bro. Jimmy Randolph, you might recall that Bro. Jimmy has written many wonderful and thought-provoking articles here on NTEB. He is active US military and we don’t get to see each other as much as we used to, so having lunch with him was a treat. During our conversation, we talked about this very topic of the triune nature of God, and on how it is such a ‘hot topic’ these days. The conclusion that we came to was, when you boil it all down, when you have Jesus Christ, you have the Godhead all in one place, and all in one Person. Please note the following on how the Bible shows us that the Godhead is complete in Jesus.

  • IN JESUS THE GODHEAD DWELLS COMPLETELY: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” Colossians 2:8-10 (KJV) How easy is this to understand? The Bible tells us that all of the mysterious, nebulous and hard-to-grasp nature of the Godhead are on full display in the Person of Jesus Christ. If you have Him, you have the Godhead.
  • IN JESUS GOD THE FATHER CAN BE SEEN: “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.” John 14:9-11 (KJV) The Bible tells us that God is a ‘Spirit’, right? But since you can’t see a spirit, how then can we ever, even in Heaven, see God the Father? It will be when we look into the eyes of Jesus Christ our Saviour. I have never seen one single Bible verse that shows us interacting with God the Father in Heaven, have you? I don’t think you have, please comment below if you know of one. All that we will ever see of God the Father is shown to us in Jesus Christ. It is at this point that intelligence taps out and blind faith in the word of God takes over. I do not understand how this can be, but I believe with all my heart that this is the way it is. Some things we will only know once we are up there.
  • IN JESUS ALL 3 ARE FOUND: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) Who is Jesus Christ? He is the invisible God, in all His massively-complex awesomeness, perfectly distilled in human form. If you have Jesus, you have the Father and you have the Holy Spirit all in one beautiful package.

(SIDE NOTE: The Bible never uses the term ‘trinity’, never calls Jesus “God the Son’, and never says ‘God the Holy Spirit’. It is the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in teaching people to make the ‘sign of the cross’ and pray in the name of ‘God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit’ where this idea comes from. Saying that They exist in 3 separate “persons” is acceptable to use in light of Hebrews 1:3 and 2 Corinthians 2:10. I have tried to only use terms for this topic that line up with the terms used in the King James Bible.)

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, Jesus is beginning of wisdom and the end of knowledge, He is everything. As I said earlier, I have found no Bible verses showing us interacting directly with God the Father face to face, and no verse where we and the Holy Spirit sit down and chat in Heaven. But what I do find, from cover to cover of my King James Holy Bible is the Person of Jesus of Nazareth.

“Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:7 (KJV)

God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate entities, of that there can be no doubt or discussion. Case closed. But it is equally true that in Jesus Christ all three of them are content to dwell and have their Being. More than that I cannot say for I do not know, but I know this. Since March 14th of 1990, when I became born again, I have been blessed to have a wonderful relationship with the part of the Godhead that the Bible says I can know, Jesus Christ, and that’s all I need to know. I am content to let God surprise me with the rest of it.

This study was short and to the point, and we dearly hope it will be a blessing to you. But if you can grasp the simple, basic Bible truths presented here, you will know more than 90% of all the ‘scholars’ who endlessly debate this topic without ever arriving at a conclusion.

 


 

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The Modern Versions Prevent A Black Man From Getting Saved In Acts 8 While Teaching The Heresy Of Water Baptism For Salvation In The Church Age

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Your King James Bible faithfully preserves doctrinal truth in Acts 8 that the modern versions seek to destroy

If you have a King James Bible, when you read Acts 8 you thrill to see the salvation of the very first Gentile in the Church Age, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and you marvel at the dispensational truth that’s revealed when you’re shown that baptism in now no longer necessary for salvation. But…if you have an NIV, an ESV, or John MacArthur’s terrible new Legacy Standard Bible, those scripture nuggets have either been removed outright, or cast to the phantom zone of the footnotes section. Why? I’ll tell you why.

“And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” Acts 8:36,37 (KJB)

People who cannot see dispensations in the Bible will try and tell you that salvation is the same from Genesis to Revelation, but that’s a lie. Salvation isn’t even the same from Acts 2 to Acts 8. In Acts 2:38, Peter is preaching to an exclusively Jewish crowd, and telling them, as a nation, to get baptized for the remission of sins. Yet just 6 chapters later, Phillip assures the Ethiopian Eunuch that belief unto salvation comes before baptism. You are watching the rebirth of the Ethiopian Eunuch while at the same time watching God giving birth to a new dispensation that we call the Church Age. This is all so ground breaking and revelatory that Satan then comes along with his modern version magic eraser to wipe it clean where he can, and cast doubt on it everyplace else.

We live in a day and age where race and race relations are super-charged, and everyone is looking for racism in every cartoon bubble, and that can become weary and tiresome. But is it just a coincidence that the modern versions in Acts 8 swoop in like a seagull after popcorn to snatch up the exact moment that the Ethiopian Eunuch, a black man, gets saved? It kind of feels like it to me. So let’s do a simple bullet point demonstration of the damage done here by the modern versions, shall we?

  • THE DISAPPEARING SALVATION: In your King James Bible, you read that the Ethiopian Eunuch wants to know what’s stopping him from being baptized, and Phillip tells him he needs to get saved first, and baptized second. “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” The Eunuch gets saved in verse 37, which is then promptly removed by the Laodicean Bible correctors. This is criminal activity perpetrated by Christian criminals who call themselves doctors.
  • THE DISAPPEARING DISPENSATION: By removing verse 37, there is now no dispensational difference between this event in Acts 8 in the Church Age, and the water-based salvation of the Kingdom Age. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” You are being duped, dumbed down and dumped into that whirling vortex known as the ‘Greek and Hebrew Scholars Union’. This is where true biblical scholarship goes to die, don’t let it kill you. NOTE: If you have an ESV, NIV or any of those other perverted ‘bibles’, we invite you to throw it in the trash, then click here and we will send you a brand new King James Study Bible at zero cost to you.

The Greek and Hebrew scholars love to tear down your faith in the King James Bible so they can replace it with your faith in their scholarship, this is a con game of the highest magnitude. We have dozens of books at the Bookstore that will reveal everything you need to know about Bible versions, and we invite you to purchase some of those books right now.

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Why The King James Bible Uses ‘Atonement’ In Romans 5:11 And All The Modern Versions Change It To ‘Reconciliation’ Will Dramatically Increase Your Faith

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In the Old Testament, sinners made the atonement to God for their sins, but in the New Testament, it is God that makes the atonement for sinners in Romans 5:11.

This is just a quick little Bible study that came to me today via an email question from NTEB’er Jill, who had had a lively discussion with her dad about the wording used by the King James in Romans 5:11. The crux of the conversation centered around why the King James is the only one to use the word ‘atonement’ when all the other version, no exceptions, used the word ‘reconciliation’. In fact, this is the one and only place in the entire New Testament that uses the word ‘atonement’. Certainly, the King James translators must have gotten it wrong if all 250+ other versions disagree. As it turns out yet again, the King James is right, and all the others are predictably wrong. Let’s see why this is.

“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” Romans 5:11 (KJB)

The word atonement appears 81 times in the Bible, 80 times in the Old Testament and 1 time in the New Testament. Here’s the breakdown. All 80 places in the Old Testament where ‘atonement’ is mentioned, an atonement is being made, it is being offered. In Romans 5:11, the atonement is being RECEIVED. Huge difference. In the Old Testament, the guilty party is atoning to the offended party, it’s an offering given by sinners to God. In Romans the atonement has been made for us, not by us, the innocent paying a debt He didn’t owe, to us the guilty who have a debt we cannot pay. It’s the exact opposite. What was the atonement in Romans 5:11? It was Jesus Christ Himself! And you want to change that to ‘reconciliation’? Not on my watch, mister.

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (KJB)

So Romans 5:11 is MUCH more than a mere reconciliation, we can reconcile lost sinners to Jesus Christ, and in fact we are commanded to. But when we reconcile lost sinners to God by Jesus Christ, we are only able to do that because God has already provided the atonement.

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” 2 Corinthians 5:18 (KJB)

In the Old Testament, atonement was what the people had to do, in the New Testament, ‘do’ has become ‘done’ and now we are told to receive something, not offer something. Now, I wonder who would want you to not know that? Hmm🤔

What do you lose when you have a modern version that steals your ‘atonement’ and gives you ‘reconciliation’ instead? Why, only one of the greatest doctrines anywhere in the whole Bible, that’s all. The doctrine of God not only making an atonement for sins He did not commit, but God becoming the atonement for those sins He did not commit.

  • OLD TESTAMENT: “Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.” Leviticus 23:27 (KJB)
  • NEW TESTAMENT: “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (KJB)

We are reconciled to God through Jesus Christ by the atonement that was made on the cross at Calvary. God’s blood shed to make a payment, an atonement, for the sin of the whole world. If you take out ‘atonement’ from Romans 5:11, you have done despite to the blood!

“Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” Hebrews 10:29 (KJB)

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The Incredible Events Of The Last Supper In The Upper Room Illustrates Perfectly The Revealing Of The Man Of Sin At The Pretribulation Rapture Of The Church

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At the exact moment Judas goes from being the man of sin to the son of perdition, the scripture sayeth that he immediately goes ‘down and out into darkness’, while the disciples are ‘up in the air’ with Jesus

Many people are puzzled, baffled and otherwise flummoxed when attempting to unravel the end times timeline for the Church given to us prophetically by our apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 in your King James Bible. Over the years, all sorts of crazy interpretations like the falling away is actually the Rapture, the Day of Christ and the Day of the Lord is talking about the same events, and every other type of Laodicean insanity have been put forth to try and make sense of these verses. Of course, you could always just compare scripture with scripture and rightly divide what you read, but that’s too much work, who wants to do that? We do!

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (KJB)

Ok, Bible believers, let’s do this by the numbers. Verse 1 is showing you our ‘gathering together unto him‘, when you compare this to 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 you see clearly this is a reference to the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. This also defines the term the ‘day of Christ‘ that we see in verse 2 as also being a reference to the Rapture of the Church. Still with me? So far we haven’t done much interpretation, all we have done is compare scripture with scripture. Verse 3, however, is where most Christians throw up their hands and say “we’re not looking for Antichrist!!” and go back to watching cat videos on YouTube. Just what is Paul talking about when he says the ‘man of sin’ will be revealed just prior to the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church? To answer this perplexing (to some) question, the gospel of John has the answer. (Much of John is addressed to the Church Age, see for yourself here.)

He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.” John 13:26,27,30 (KJB)

If you haven’t read our article entitled ‘Does The King James Bible Reveal The Identity Of The Coming End Times Antichrist?’ you might want to take a moment and go read it before continuing with this article. Ok ready? Let’s proceed.

In John 13, always keep an eye out for the number 13 as it is associated with Antichrist almost as much as 666, we see the last supper in the upper room with Jesus, His disciples, and of course, Judas the betrayer. Up to this point in the three and one half year ministry of Jesus, Judas has distinguished himself as the devil that he always was. In fact, you could quite accurately say that Judas was the ‘man of sin’ from the very beginning. One such ‘highlight’ of this is found in the story of Mary of Bethany in John 12:1-8 where we see Judas, the scripture calls him a lying thief, mocking Mary’s incredible sacrifice of her alabaster box. Judas not only mocks it, he is showing unfiltered contempt for the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus as the passage clearly shows you. Judas was always the ‘man of sin’, he was never a good guy, and in the upper room he gets an dubious ‘promotion’ to becoming the Son of Perdition. Ever ask yourself why Jesus would purposely chose Judas as a disciple? One main reason would have to be so there was a type of the tares mixed in with the wheat, the ‘wolf lying down with the lamb’ from Isaiah 11:6. Get it? Good, now back to the events in the upper room as a type of the Rapture of the Church.

The disciples are all asking Jesus who the betrayer is, and Jesus tells them plainly to watch and see who dips the sop in the dish, because that’s the guy. At the moment Judas takes his sop from the dish (SOP is son of perdition, just coincidentally), Satan enters into him and he becomes the Son of Perdition, a type of Antichrist. But watch what happens next. At the exact moment Judas goes from being the man of sin to the son of perdition, the scripture sayeth that he immediately goes ‘down and out into darkness’. Darkness being a type of the time of Jacob’s trouble and the great tribulation. But where are the disciples? They are up in the air with Jesus Christ in the upper room! (if you’re looking for a sign, this is it!)

This is what Paul is talking about in 2 Thessalonians, when the man of sin is revealed, however that happens, the Church will be safely taken UP in the air to be with Jesus Christ. John shows us this in type, Paul shows us this in prophecy, and one day very soon we will live out those verses when our beautiful Saviour, Jesus of Nazareth, catches us up and away to be with Him forever. So where is the exact moment of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church? It’s contained in the comma between ‘be revealed‘ and ‘the son of perdition‘ in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. There it is, you’re welcome!

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