The Godhead - Questions and Answers

60 Questions on the Godhead With Direct Bible Answers



Q: Is the word trinity in the Bible?

A: No.


Q: Does the Bible say that there are three persons in the Godhead?

A: No.


Q: Does the Bible speak of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost?

A: Yes.


Q: Do these titles as used in Matthew 28:19 mean that there are three separate and distinct persons in the Godhead?

A: No, they refer to three offices, roles, or relationship to humanity.


Q: Does the Bible use the word three in reference to God?

A: Only one verse in the entire Bible does so I John 5:7. It speaks of the Father, the Word (instead of Son), and the Holy Ghost, and it concludes by saying, "These three are one."


Q: Does the Bible use the word one in reference to God?

A: Yes, many times. For example, see Zechariah 14:9; Malachi 2:10; Matthew 23:9; Mark 12:29, 32; John 8:41; 10:30; Romans 3:30; I Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; I Timothy 2:5; James 2:19


Q: Can the mystery of the Godhead be understood?

A: Yes. Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16


Q: Has the Christian only one Heavenly Father?

A: Yes. Matthew 23:9


Q: Then why did Jesus say to Philip, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:39)?

A: Because Jesus is the express image of God's person. Hebrews 1:3. The Greek word for person in this verse literally means "substance".


Q: Does the Bible say that there are two persons in the Godhead?

A: No.


Q: Does the Bible say that all the Godhead is revealed in one person?

A: Yes, in Jesus Christ. II Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:19; 2:9; Hebrews 1:3


Q: Is the mystery of the Deity hidden from some people?

A: Yes. Luke 10:21-22


Q: Who is the Father?

A: The Father is the one God, particularly as revealed in parental relationship to humanity. Deuteronomy 32:6; Malachi 2:10


Q: Where was God the Father while Jesus was on earth?

A: The Father was in Christ. John 14:10; II Corinthians 5:19. He was also in heaven, for God is omnipresent.


Q; Did the prophet Isaiah say that Jesus would be the Father?

A: Yes. Isaiah 9:6; 63:16


Q: When God said, "Let us make man in our image" (Genesis 1:26), was He speaking to another person in the Godhead?

A: No. Isaiah 44:24; Malachi 2:10


Q: How many of God's qualities were in Christ?

A: All. Colossians 2:9


Q: How may we see the God who sent Jesus into the world?

A: By seeing Jesus. John 12:44-45; 14:9


Q: Does the Bible say that Jesus is the Almighty?

A: Yes. Revelation 1:8


Q: Whom do some designate as the first person in the trinity?

A: God the Father.


Q: Whom do some designate as the last person in the trinity?

A: The Holy Ghost. But Jesus said that He was the first and last. Revelation 1:17-18


Q: How many persons did John see sitting on the throne in heaven?

A: One. Revelation 4:2


Q: If Jesus is the first and the last, why did God say in Isaiah 44:6 that He was the first and the last?

A: Because Jesus is the God of the Old Testament incarnate. 


Q: Did Jesus tell Satan that God alone should be worshiped?

A: Yes. Matthew 4:10


Q: Does the devil believe in more than one God?

A: No. James 2:19


Q: Does the Bible say that God, who is the Word, was made flesh?

A: Yes John 1:1, 14


Q: For what purpose was God manifested in the flesh?

A: To save sinners. Hebrews 2:9, 14


Q: Was Jesus God manifested in the flesh?

A: Yes. I Timothy 3:16


Q: Could Jesus have been on earth and in heaven at the same time?

A: Yes. John 3:13


Q: Does the Bible say that there is but one Lord?

A: Yes. Isaiah 45:18; Ephesians 4:5


Q: Does the Bible say that Christ is the Lord?

A: Yes. Luke 2:11


Q: Does the Bible say that the Lord is God?

A: Yes. I Kings 18:39; Zechariah 14:5; Acts 2:39; Revelation 19:1


Q: How could the church belong to Jesus (Matthew 16:18) and yet be the church of God (I Corinthians 10:32)?

A: Because Jesus is God in the flesh.


Q: Will God give His glory to another?

A: No. Isaiah 42:8


Q: Was there a God formed before Jehovah, or will there be one formed after?

A: No. Isaiah 43:10


Q: What is one thing that God does not know?

A: Another God. Isaiah 44:8


Q: What is one thing that God Cannot do?

A: Lie. Titus 1:2


Q: How many Gods should we know?

A: Only one. Hosea 13:4


Q: How many names has the Lord?

A: One. Zechariah 14:9


Q: Is it good to think upon the name of the Lord?

A: Yes. Malachi 3:16


Q: Does the Bible say that God alone treads upon the waves of the sea?

A: Yes. Job 9:8


Q: Why, then, was Jesus able to walk upon the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:25)?

A: Because He is God the Creator. Colossians 1:16


Q: Is God the only one who can forgive sin?

A: Yes. Isaiah 43:25; Mark 2:7


Q: Why, then, could Jesus forgive sin in Mark 2:5-11?

A: Because He is God the Savior.


Q: Is Jesus the true God?

A: Yes. I John 5:20


Q: If God and the Holy Ghost are two separate persons, which was the Father of Christ?

A: Matthew 1:20 says that the Holy Ghost was the Father, while Romans 15:6, II Corinthians 11:31, and Ephesians 1:3 say that God was the Father. There is no contradiction when we realize that God the Father and the Holy Ghost are one and the same Spirit. Matthew 10:20; Ephesians 4:4; I Corinthians 3:16


Q: When Paul asked the Lord who He was, what was the answer?

A: "I am Jesus." Acts 9:5


Q: When Stephen was dying, did he call God Jesus?

A: Yes. Acts 7:59


Q: Did Thomas ever call Jesus God?

A: Yes. John 20:28


Q: How could Jesus be the Savior, when God the Father said in Isaiah 43:11, "Beside me there is no Savior?"

A: Because "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself." II Corinthians 5:19


Q: Does the Bible say that Jesus was God with us?

A: Yes. Matthew 1:23


Q: Did Jesus ever say, "I and my Father are one?"

A: Yes. John 10:30


Q: Can it be proved scripturally that Jesus and the Father are one in the same sense that husband and wife are one?

A; No. The Godhead was never compared to the relationship of a husband and wife. Jesus identified Himself with the Father in a way that husband and wife cannot be identified with each other. John 14:9-11


Q: Does the Bible say that there is only one wise God?

A: Yes. Jude 25


Q: Does the Bible call the Holy Ghost a second or third person in the Godhead?

A: No. The Holy Ghost is the one Spirit of God, the one God Himself at work in our lives. John 4:24; I Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19; 12:13


Q: Can Trinitarians show that three divine persons were present when Jesus was baptized by John?

A: Absolutely not. The one, omnipresent God used three simultaneous manifestations. Only one divine person was present - Jesus Christ the Lord.


Q: Then what were the other two of whom Trinitarians speak?

A: One was a voice from heaven; the other was the Spirit of God in the form of a dove. Matthew 3:16-17


Q: What did the voice say at Jesus' baptism?

A: "Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Mark 1:11. As the Son of God, Jesus was the one God incarnate.


Q: Does the Bible say that God shed His blood and that God laid down His life for us?

A: Yes. Acts 20:28; I John 3:16. God was able to do this because He had taken upon Himself a human body.


Q: The Bible says that God is coming back with all his saints (Zechariah 14:5) and also that Jesus is coming back with all his saints (I Thessalonians 3:13). Are two coming back?

A: No. Only one is coming back - our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13

 

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