Conclusive and undeniable teachings abound in the Old Testament that there is only one God. Hundreds of Scriptures bear witness to the truth of the oneness of God. Space prohibits listing them all therefore only a few references will be given. Personal research is a must on the Godhead; I challenge you to the task.
By Crawford D. Coon
Conflicting reports concerning the Godhead from many denominations abound in our day. Our only alternative in the matter is to turn to the Word of God for the proper answer. Since recorded history began, paganism has been the rule of many religions as man seeks to understand and know God. We desperately need a Bible answer concerning the Godhead, in order to exalt Him to His rightful position.
Christians will receive some of their greatest opposition from religious circles when they begin to exalt Christ to His rightful position. Because of the popular acceptance of the Trinitarian doctrine when you declare from the Bible there is only one God, opposition can be your lot. Researching the doctrine of the Godhead is important to all who want to be saved.
America has a widespread acceptance of the teaching of the Trinity, meaning there are three separate and distinct persons in the Godhead which are co-equal, co-eternal, and coexistent. Other parts of the world have other concepts of their God or Gods. Our individual responsibility toward God requires us to properly identify our object of worship. Paul declares that “…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) Since we are inexcusable concerning His Godhead it behooves us to study and understand it properly.
Types of Belief about God
The following four definitions cover every religious belief world-wide in relation to their God or Gods:
- Polytheist – This is one who believes in many Gods.
- Monotheist – This is one who believes in one God.
- Atheist – This is one who doesn’t believe in any God.
- Trinitarian – This is one who believes in three Gods. 149
Jewish people, from Abraham’s day until now, are monotheistic in their belief. Although they believe in one God, they deny that God manifest Himself in Jesus Christ, thereby denying the deity of Jesus Christ. God’s Word teaches us: (1) that Jesus Christ is Emmanuel, meaning God with us (Matthew 1:23). (2) That Jesus was God manifest in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16; John 1:1-14). (3) That God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself (II Corinthians 5:19). May this marvelous truth be revealed to the Jewish community and all who deny that Jesus Christ is the one and only true God.