GOD

 

We believe Jesus Christ is “God manifest in the flesh and all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, and we are complete in Him.” Jesus contained the essence of God, “All the fulness of the Godhead, bodily, and …we are complete in Him…!” Col 2:9-10)

 

Jesus is not another separate personal being “in” the Godhead. Jesus is Himself, “The Almighty One.” And it is, of course, impossible for more than one “Almighty” to exist. Jesus is God, the only Lord and Saviour, “…manifest in the flesh…” The defining reference for Jesus Christ is, “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily,” (referring to the spiritual nature of Christ, which was God).

 

1 Tim 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

 

Matt 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

 

Is 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

God As Man:

 

Jesus, the Son, was “the great God” come as man. He did not reveal a tri-personal, shared Godhead, or multiplicity of persons. In fact, He never used the concept of multiple persons. As perfect man Jesus was the visible, exact expression of God’s person – the supreme reaffirmation of the oneness of God.

Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

 

Heb. 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

 

Isaiah 9:6 Calls Jesus “…The mighty God” and “The everlasting Father…”. Some want to describe Him as a separate person, different from the father or the Holy Spirit. John 4:24 declares “…God is a Spirit…”, so there is only one spirit of God described in scripture. God is never described as three persons.