We must study the Godhead!


 It has been said by someone that, the proper study of mankind is man...but I believe it is equally true that the proper study of God's elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The hightest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a shild of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his father. But while the subject hambles the mind, it also expands it. He who often thinks of God, will have a larger mind than the man who simply plods around this narrow globe... The most excellent study for expanding the soul, is the schience of Christ, and Him crucified, and the knowledge of the Godhead in the glorious Trinity...

Would you lose your sorrow? Would you drown your cares? Then go, plunge yourself in the Godhead's deepest sea; be lost in His immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated. I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of sorrow and grief; so speak peace to the winds of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead. Beloved, those words, spoken over one-hundred-and-fifty years ago, are still true today! Yes, our God is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4-5), yet He exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Personhood is determined by whether one has a Mind, Emotion, and Will (the following list of Bible references will unveil the Godhead's Personhood, Deity, Reality, and History - and please note: the following lists of Scripture cited are not exhaustive!). Firstly, Personhood: (1) MIND: The Father knows all things, the Son knows all things, and the Holy Spirit knows all things (Romans 11:34; 1 Corinthians 2:16; Romans 8:27); (2) EMOTION: The Father has emotions, The Son has emotions, and the Holy Spirit has emotions (Genesis 6:6; John 11:35; Ephesians 4:30); and (3) WILL: The Father has a will, the Son has a will, and the Holy Spirit has a will (Deuteronomy 26:2; Matthew 11:28; Romans 8:13). Secondly, Deity: the Father is God (John 6:27), the Son is God (Titus 2:13), and the Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3, 5).Thirdly, Reality: you have eternal life because God is Triune (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 8:9); and you are able to live the Christian life because God is Triune (Philippians 2:12-13; Galatians 2:20; Romans 8:13-16). And Forthly, History: The Nicene Creed (325 AD), We belive in one God...And in one Lord Jesus Christ...the same essence as the Father...And we belive in the Holy Spirit; The Creed of Constantinople (381 AD), We believe in one God, the Father All governing, Creator of heaven and earth...And in one Lord Jesus Christ, ...begotten from the Father before all time ...the same in essence as the Father, ...And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and life-giver, who proceeds from the Father, who is worshipped and glorified together with the Father and the Son... No wonder Athanasius defended this doctrine to the end (although he was banished five times by four Roman emperors)! For more help on this important doctrinal distinctive of the Christian Faith, please read the copy of David Wells' new booklet, What is the Trinity?

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