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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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This Is What We At NTEB Believe To Be True About The Triune Nature Of God As Revealed In The Godhead And Manifest In The Body Of Jesus Christ

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It is not that our estimation of Jesus Christ is too much, it is that your estimation of Jesus Christ is far too little, too weak, pusillanimous you might say. Oneness, modalism, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!!

Recently, our exalted view of Jesus Christ has come under fire and our beliefs labelled with such terms as Oneness Pentecostalism and modalism by benchwarming Laodiceans who spend more time arguing amongst themselves than they do reading and believing their King James Bibles. So because of this, we have decided to update our Statement of Faith to help out our opposition by giving them more information with which to attack us, because why not? You’re welcome.

“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 (KJB)

When I read my King James Bible, want to know what I see? I see Jesus from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22, because in the volume of the Book it is written of Him. Where do I get that radical idea from? From David in Psalm 40:7 (KJB), and from Paul in Hebrews 10:7 (KJB). When I read my King James Bible, I see the Father, who is not Jesus, and I see the Holy Spirit, who is not Jesus, all coming together in the body of a person who is Jesus. What’s that you say? Is this “heresy, heresy?!?” No, it’s Bible doctrine. It only sounds like heresy to you because you spend more time on Facebook than on Bible study.

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. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:26,27 (KJB)

In the book of Genesis, God is shown to us in the plural, “let us make man in our image”, and I have always taken that to mean the working of the triune God – Father, Son and Spirit – in the act of creation. But when you get to the New Testament, Paul shows us that all the credit for creation is given to Jesus Christ in Colossians 1:16 (KJB). Why is that? Because that’s the way the Father wants it. The mystery is this, the Father is not Jesus and Jesus is not the Father – BUT – in the body of Jesus Christ you see the very image of the invisible Father God with your eyes.

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” Colossians 1:13-15 (KJB)

It is not that our estimation of Jesus Christ is too much, it is that your estimation of Jesus Christ is far too little, too weak, pusillanimous even you might say. Oneness, modalism, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!! Have you not read in Moses that the LORD is God and that He is the Rock of our faith? LORD is all caps is Jehovah, God the Father as revealed in the Old Testament. So how is it then, in the New Testament, we find out that Jesus, the only begotten Son, is the LORD our God? What happened to the Father? Now, if the water has suddenly gotten too deep for you, feel free to click away from this article and go watch some more kitten videos on You Tube.

“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” Deuteronomy 32:3,4 (KJB)

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:4 (KJB)

All of this is a mystery, I’ll grant you that, but absolutely knowable if you approach it with the eye of faith. The Godhead is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and they can and do exist as separate entities who can and do communicate with each other as separate entities, all under the same roof, so to speak. But if your understanding stops there, you have not gone far enough by half, as the old commercial from the 1970’s said, “but wait, there’s more!!”, and there is, so don’t miss it.

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 (KJB)

There is a name, that is above all names, including the name of Jehovah, and Jehovah is pleased for it to be so, for in that His Son is glorified and He is glorified. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:” Now, imagine for a moment, that God appeared to you in a dream tonight while you’re sleeping, and said He would fulfill any one thing you asked of Him. And let’s just say that you used that to ask God to show you the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit so that all three could be seen with your human eyes. So you are taken to a beautiful room, the most peaceful place you’ve ever encountered, and you sit down at the table and wait. The door opens, and in comes Jesus of Nazareth, and sits down across from you. You look into His beautiful face, and what looks back at you? The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Three in one, and one in three, and the one in the middle died for me. That’s Him. Jesus Christ is all of God you will ever see, but in Him is all of God that there is so that works out just fine. That is not Oneness Pentecostalism, that is not modalism, that is Bible doctrine.

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 (KJB)

In closing, let me just say that the Bible is all about Jesus Christ, from cover to cover, and it is impossible to give Him more credit than He deserves. Here at NTEB, we believe in the Bible doctrine of the Godhead, that is to say that God is composed of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that all of the Godhead, according to the scriptures we have listed here and about 200 more besides that, clearly shows that in Jesus Christ, all of the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily. So what’s it gonna be for you? More kitten videos on YouTube, or some 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJB)? Pick one.

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When Was The Last Time You Can Recall There Being So Many Powerful And Prominent Princes On The World Stage At The Same Time?

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For some strange reason, we have a plethora of very powerful princes all on the world stage at the same time, who all seem to be working towards the same goal. Could one of them be the ‘prince of the covenant’?

In the book of Daniel, talking about the soon-coming end times, we read about the Antichrist, the covenant and the prince of the covenant that form the mainframe of the time of Jacob’s trouble. Paul says that the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church will take place when the man of sin is revealed, so we have that. We have the Abraham Accords, which in my opinion is either the covenant from 9:27 or will lead directly to that covenant, so we have that. Then we have the ‘mystery man’ the Bible calls the prince of the covenant. In an amazing coincidence, we have an abundance of rich, powerful princes on the world stage right now. Go figure. No, really, let’s go figure this out.

“And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.” Daniel 11:22,23 (KJB)

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but the Abraham Accords is the most transformative agreement between nations as related to Israel, and it was created in large part by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed from the United Arab Emirates, who many call the most powerful man in the Middle East. Then we have Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from Saudi Arabia, who is very vocal about ‘peace in the Middle East’ between Israel and the Palestinians. Bringing up the rear, we have Prince Charles who any day now is about to assume the throne of England as its king. Fun fact, Prince Charles is on record calling for trillions of dollars and full military power be given to an unnamed person who needs to have those things to save the world. Whew, that’s a lot of princes, a lot of power, and it all swirls around a lot of Bible prophecy.

“Here we need a vast military style campaign to marsh the strength of the global private sector, with trillions at his disposal far beyond global GDP, and with the greatest respect, beyond even the governments of the world’s leaders.” – Prince Charles, COP26

The Bible does not say who the prince of the covenant is, but we know this much. He starts out in a league with the Antichrist, and then at some point after he outlives his usefulness, is ‘broken’  by the Antichrist along with the covenant. All 3 of the princes in this article are in favor of the Great Reset, in favor of supporting Climate Change, and are in favor of creating peace between Israel and the Palestinians by dividing the land of Israel. My point is simply this, the Abraham Accords was the game changer in the Middle East, and that would not be possible without the help of Prince Mohamed bin Zayed. The same man is also the ‘point man’ for the Vatican in getting Islamic leaders to sign off on the Declaration of Human Fraternity, itself a covenant that’s simply pregnant with end times possibilities. Everywhere you look since 2020, a prince has been popping up and helping to advance the end times timeline. And one of these princes stands out noticeably from the other two.

My own personal guess for which of these men would make a good ‘prince of the covenant’ would be, hands down, Mohamed bin Zayed, no question about it. Due to his involvement in both the Abraham Accords and with Chrislam, he is already more than halfway there. Now, if we could only find a connection between Mohamed bin Zayed and Emmanuel Macron, we would really have something to talk about. Oh, silly me, we already do and here it is.

Here are some articles that will greatly expand on what I am saying, and we highly recommend you read them, and compare what you read to what is in your King James Bible.

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Jesus Of Nazareth For The Past Two Thousand Years Has Been Building A City Called New Jerusalem That Will Be The Forever Home Of The Born Again Believer

The Church is the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, and the New Jerusalem where God will once again and for all eternity “dwell with man”. God’s glory will be forever made manifest in the thing for which He shed His own blood – the Church of Jesus Christ. 

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Those John:14 mansions that Jesus the Carpenter of Nazareth has been building for the last 2,000 years is New Jerusalem, that holy city that comes down from God out of Heaven

Have you ever watched any of those pet shows on channels like The Dodo where they talk about people adopting pets and bringing them to their new ‘forever home’? Your King James Bible talks about that as well, only it’s you who gets adopted, and your forever Home is a place called the New Jerusalem. New Jerusalem is the mansions from John 14, that Jesus the carpenter of Nazareth, has been building for us for the past two thousand years. Born again believers in the Church Age are placed into the Body of Christ and we are the Bride of Christ.

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3 (KJB)

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Revelation 21:2 (KJB)

The forever Home of the Christian, Jew or Gentile, will be not Heaven but New Jerusalem, which comes down from God out of Heaven, it’s not in Heaven, and it will be the dwelling place for the Lamb’s wife, which is the redeemed Church. Please note the following about the Lamb’s wife:

  • She is engaged to the Lord Jesus Christ: “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2 (KJB). In the context of this passage, to whom is Paul speaking? He is speaking to the Church at Corinth that is made up of born again Christians.
  • She makes herself ready for marriage: “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7 (KJB). Here we see the Body of Christ, the Church, having now gone through the Judgement Seat of Christ, all set and ready to be forever joined to her Beloved, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • She is now taken to her forever Home: “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” Revelation 21:9 (KJB). So why is New Jerusalem referred to as a bride? Because that beautiful City is filled to overflowing with a blood-bought Bride, that’s why. The City is not the Bride, it houses the Bride.

Our apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 3:29 that if we are saved we are counted with faithful Abraham, who was not a Jew, and faithful Abraham did some things that all Christians ought to be doing. First, Hebrews 11:8 shows us that when God called him, Abraham followed not knowing exactly where God was leading him. That’s how all Christians should follow after God. Secondly, after Abraham got to following God, he lost his love for the things of this world, and started looking for an heavenly city, whose “builder and maker was God” in Hebrews 11:10. Where is that City? It is New Jerusalem, of course.

The Church is the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, and the New Jerusalem where God will once again and for all eternity “dwell with man”. God’s glory will be forever made manifest in the thing for which He shed His own blood – the Church of Jesus Christ. When a man falls in love, he becomes engaged, gets married, and then takes her to live with him in her new home. This three-step process is clearly seen in scripture in relation to Jesus and His Bride, which is the Church.

“Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:” Colossians 1:24 (KJB)

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

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