Tag Archives: Godhead

Denominations: United Pentecostal Church

The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) says that it has 5½ million constituents world-wide (About UPCI, upci.org).  There are more than 350,000 members in the U.S.A. and Canada combined (overview of the United Pentecostal Church International by Jack Zavada, learnreligions.com).  … Continue reading

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God: One or Three? (Part 5)

In this last segment of this study, we will consider some questions which are commonly asked. 1.   Is the idea of multiple persons in the Godhead found in the Old Testament? While it is not as clearly found in the … Continue reading

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God: One or Three? (Part 4)

One of the most difficult issues in understanding the nature of God is understanding the number of God.  Is God one or three? Let’s review.  In lesson one, it was concluded that there is one God.  In lesson two, it … Continue reading

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God: One or Three? (Part 1)

The New Testament speaks of the “Godhead,” or “Divine Nature,” or “divinity,” or “Deity” (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9).  The reference is to the true nature of God.  Note: The English word “Godhead” is “a simple doublet of the … Continue reading

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God: His Attributes (Part 3)

There is a difference between knowing God and knowing about God.  Knowing God is sometimes used of having fellowship with God (e.g. 1 John 2:4 cf. 1:6; 1 John 2:3 cf. 1:7).   Knowing about God may simply refer to knowing … Continue reading

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God: His Attributes (Part 2)

Have you heard the ancient Indian story of the blind men and the elephant?  Here is a version of it retold in a poem by John Godfrey Saxe: Blind Men and the Elephant “It was six men of Indostan to learning … Continue reading

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God: His Attributes (Part 1)

Some people who claim to believe in God, I am convinced, have in actuality constructed their own god.  They construct a god for themselves, who does things as they thing things should be done.  Steve Lloyd has written, “I would … Continue reading

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God: His Essence

God wants us to know Him.  He has revealed Himself through nature (Psalm 19:1; Acts 14:17; Romans 1:20).  He has revealed Himself through Jesus (John 1:18; 14:9; 1 Timothy 3:16 KJV/NKJV). He has revealed Himself through inspiration (John 16:13-15; 2 Timothy … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: An Impersonal Force?

Is the Holy Spirit of the Godhead, or not? Is the Holy Spirit a personality, or an impersonal force? How should we think about the Holy Spirit? Some teach that the Holy Spirit is not deity, but a thing, a … Continue reading

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Jesus Only Baptism

The doctrine of some “oneness Holiness” groups is that the correct formula, or wording, must be said by the preacher baptizing you, or your baptism is invalid. According to them only words such as these are to be said: “I baptize … Continue reading

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