Bible Truth FAQs
HOW MANY GODS ARE THERE?
To some, the concept of Godhead, or plurality of deities (Gods) is offensive. Many have taken an unscholarly position regarding Deut. 6:4 in limiting deity to one person. Thus, while some are willing to rob Jesus Christ of his Sonship and his rightful place at the Father's right hand, some modernists have espoused a "Jesus only" doctrine to the exclusion of God the Father and his Holy Spirit. What does the Bible say about deities?
The word "trinity" is not used in scripture, but the principle of three persons comprising the Godhead is quite clearly set forth. Three persons were involved in the creation (see Gen. 1:1-2, plural pronouns in v. 26; John 1:3; Col. 1:16). Conversion of the world through the gospel of Christ is to be accomplished in the name of three distinct persons (Matt. 28:19). The Apostle Paul alluded specifically to the Godhead in Acts 11:29, Rom. 1:20, and in Col.2:9.
The Apostle John wrote (I John 5:7), "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one." They are three distinct persons, and they are together as one.
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