Lighthouse Pentecostal Church:
"Oneness of the Godhead"
The Oneness of the Godhead is the basic fundamental doctrine of the Bible. We hope
by the time you finish reading this page; you will understand there is but One God. First
let us start with a few Scriptures.
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is One Lord (Deuteronomy 6:4).
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are
even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God: I know not any..
Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from thy womb, I am the Lord that
maketh all things, that stretch forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by
myself (Isaiah 44:8 & 24)
I am the Lord and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou
hast not known me.
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and the west that there is none beside me. I am
the Lord, and there is none else...(Isaiah 45:5-6)
Ye are my witnesses saith the Lord, and my servant whom i have chosen, that ye may know
and believe me, and understand that I am he, before me there was no God formed, neither
shall there be after me.
I, even I am the Lord, and beside me there is no savior. (Isaiah 43:10-11)
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, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting
father, the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
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.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.
And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the
only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.
(John !:1 & 14)
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my God."
For there is one God, and mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1st Timothy
I and my father are one. (John 10:30)
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall
die in your sins.
They understood not that he spake to them of the father. (John 8:24 & 27)
For there are three that bare record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and
these three are one. (John 5:7)
It is not just a couple of verses that declare the Oneness of the Godhead, but the whole
Bible. There is but one God, not two, not three, not four, but one God and his name is
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (Colossians 2:9)
This states the fullness of the Godhead bodily is in Jesus, not that Jesus is in the
fullness of the Godhead bodily. There is a no comparison between being in something,
and having something in you. The fullness of the Godhead bodily is in Jesus.
I know there are some that will say that the God of the Old Testament was Jehovah, and
you are absolutely correct in saying so. But don't forget the Bible teaches the Oneness
Now lets look at what Jehovah means.
Jehovah means Lord, and when the Old Testament used the title Jehovah they usually
added an attribute of God. Such as Jehovah-jireh, which means the Lord will provide,
and is found in Genesis 22:14. Below is a table of the compound names of Jehovah.
Compound Names of Jehovah Names
Names Scripture Meaning
Jehovah-jireh Genesis 22:14 The Lord will provide
Jehovah-rapha Exodus 15:26 The Lord that heals
Jehovah-nissi Exodus 17:15 The Lord our victory
Jehovah-m'kaddesh Exodus 31:13 The Lord that sanctifies
Jehovah-shalom Judges 6:24 The Lord our peace
Jehovah-saboath 1st Samuel 1:3 The Lord Almighty
Jehovah-elyon Psalm 7:17 The Lord most high
Jehovah-raah Psalm 23:1 The Lord my shepherd
Jehovah-hossenu Psalm 95:6 The Lord our maker
Jehovah-tsidkenu Jeremiah 23:6 The Lord our righteousness
Jehovah-Savior Matthew 1:21 Jesus
I know there are some that will say, "what about Genesis 1:26"? This next section is for
"And God said, Let us make man in our image." Genesis 1:26
Why does this verse use a plural pronoun for God? Before we answer this, let us note
that the Bible uses singular pronouns to refer to God hundreds of times. The very next
verse uses the singular to show how God fulfilled verse 26: "So God created man in his
own image" (Genesis 1:27). Any interpretation of Genesis 1:26 that permits the
existence of more than one person of God runs into severe difficulties. Isaiah 44:24
says the Lord created the heavens alone and created the earth by Himself. There was
only one creator according to Malachi 2:10.
Since Genesis 1:26 cannot mean two or more persons in the Godhead, What does it
mean? The Jews have traditionally interpreted it to mean that God talked to the angels
at creation. this does not imply that the angels actually took part in creation but that God
informed them of his plans and solicited their comments out of courtesy and respect.
On at least one other occasion God talked to the angels and requested their opinions in
formulating his plans (1 Kings 22:19-22). We do know that the angels were present at
the creation (Job 38:4-7).
Other commentators have suggested that Genesis 1:26 simply describes God as he
counseled with his own will. Ephesians 1:11 supports this view, saying that God works
all things "after the counsel of his will." By analogy, this is similar to a man saying "Let's
see" (let us see) even when he is planning by himself.
We do not say that there is not a Father, Son, or Holy Ghost. We are stating that there is
but one God who has occupied three offices. If you look at man who was created in the
image God you will find a body, a mind, and a soul. There are three different elements
that make up mankind but we are still only one individual. The same principal applies to
an egg, if we look at an egg we only see one egg. But what about the shell, the white, or
the yolk. Are they considered different from the egg its-self. No, of course not. What
about myself, I am a father, a son, and a minister, but I am only one person not three
separate individuals. Just as there is only one God and his name is JESUS.
If you need additional information on this subject,
or would be interested in a Home Bible Study,
please contact us at 882.3933.
We would love to meet and/or talk with you!
~Pastor Jason Scheel