Godhead – Explained

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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 incorrect man-made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

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

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; ‘Uncreated Head of the gods’.

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

The gods are then all the created spirits which are addressed as ‘gods’ (notice the lower-case ‘g’).

Here are the three instances ‘Godhead’ (Uncreated Head of the gods) appears in the Holy Scriptures, and with the above explanation – perhaps it will be easier to understand that Scripture speaks of the Father insuch places;

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…’)

(Re: Colossians 2:9; this is simply 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)).

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 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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