Godhead – Explained

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Brief Summary

The aim of this explanation is to share the meaning and sense of the word ‘Godhead’, and how it does not in any way refer to the mistaken man-made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

Begin

The word usually exclusively appears in the KJV English translation of the Bible, and other translations typically render the Greek word(s) to ‘divine’ or ‘diety’ etc., instead of ‘Godhead’.

Civilly, the term appears perhaps three times in the New Testament in the KJV translation – and to be concise and to the point – ‘Godhead’ simply means; ‘The uncreated G-d, Who is Head of the created gods’.

The Head being the uncreated God (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) Who is also known as the Father.

The gods are all the created spirits which are addressed as ‘gods’ with a lower-case ‘g’.

Here are the three instances where ‘Godhead’ (Uncreated Head of the gods) appears in the Holy Scriptures;

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.
Acts 17:29 KJV

(Note the NIV reads; ‘…the divine being…’)

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

(Note the NIV reads; ‘…his eternal power and divine nature…’)

For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Colossians 2:9 KJV

(Note the NIV reads; ‘…the fullness of the Deity…’, and this would perhaps be the better translation, as it intends to communicate Holy Spirit;)

(Re: Colossians 2:9; This verse is communicating that Christ is fully annointed with G-d’s Holy Spirit which comes from G-d. It is referring to where Isaiah states that God has endowed Christ with His Holy Spirit (power) – ref. Isaiah 48:16, and this is essentially the light mentioned in John 1:4, within him.).

With the above explanation – perhaps it will be easier now to understand that Holy Scripture speaks of the Father when the Godhead is mentioned.

Hoping this is fruitful, and may the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

The Orthodox Jewish Bible Copyright Artists for Israel Intl Used by permission © The Orthodox Jewish Bible fourth edition, OJB. Copyright 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Artists for Israel International, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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