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  Godhead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Binitarianism - the belief that the Godhead is composed of two separate beings, Father and the Son, while the Holy Spirit is the power of God and not a separate being.
Godhead (Christianity) - In Christianity, the divinity of Trinity is sometimes referred to as the "Godhead".
Godhead (Mormonism) - The Godhead is composed of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a divine council of three distinct beings, according to the beliefs of various branches of the Latter Day Saint movement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Godhead   (302 words)

 Godhead (Christianity) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Christianity, the Godhead is a term denoting deity or divinity.
The nature of the Godhead is defined differently among different Christian denominations.
In most branches of Christianity, including Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism, trinitarianism prevails and the Godhead is viewed as the Holy Trinity, and so the word Godhead is often used interchangeably with Trinity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Godhead_(Christianity)   (156 words)

 God - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In many religions like Christianity, and Islam, it is believed that the God has revealed a version of his message which is final and the only true message through a prophet or messenger.
Many Trinitarian Christians hold that belief in the Trinity is one of the most essential teachings of their faith; many hold that rejection of the Trinity constitutes belief in a different God, and thus excludes one from forgiveness of sins] offered by Christ.
In Christianity, one person of God, the Son, is believed to have become incarnate as a human male; however, the other two persons of God are commonly considered to have no gender, since they are not at all physical.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /g/go/god_1.html   (4611 words)

 Oneness Pentecostal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A movement of the Pentecostal branch of Christianity, Oneness Pentecostalism is said to be based on strict monotheism.
According to them, Jesus is the incarnation of the fullness of God and not the incarnation of "one third of the Godhead" ("Jehovah Junior") or one member or person of the Godhead (Colossians 2:9-10).
There are other groups which are based on Christian doctrine, but reject the doctrine of the trinity, such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Christadelphians, Christian Scientists, the Unification Church, the Christian Unitarians, and Iglesia ni Cristo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oneness_Pentecostals   (1855 words)

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Christianity worships One God,who is Love and, then,must be moer than one person in eternity (who is there to love and to recieve in love if God is one person).The Trinity is One God of One Eternal essence,substance(Ousia)Being(Sat),Consciousness(citta) and Bliss(ananda) and Indivisible,but distinct in 3 Persons(hypostases),according to Christian revelation.
Christianity is the religion that tries to terrorize people and scare them into believing in a vengeful GOD!" puts lie to everything she says about this young woman being dragged into a mandir and taught to love Krishna.
The point is that those Christians and Muslims who claim that humans in all other paths are spiritually lost and led by the devil have to answer to a higher standard, to back up there statements, since such people are sowing discord and unhappiness in the human familly.
www.beliefnet.com /boards_mini/index.asp?boardID=92097   (840 words)

 Godhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though often used interchangeably with the concept of Trinity, the idea of Godhead is broader than the idea of Trinity, and includes other Christian theologies relating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The nature of the Godhead is defined differently among Christian denominations.
In most branches of Christianity, including Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and some branches of Protestantism, the Godhead is viewed as a Trinity, and the word Godhead is often used interchangably with Trinity.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/g/go/godhead.html   (136 words)

 Examining Doctrines Forums -> Scourge of Christendom, The Pagan Trinity:
However, this new concept of trinities that is presented by the new Christian authorities only comes to add on the contradictions that were undermining the psychological stability of the human of the modern society.
But the Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one; the glory equal; the majesty coeternal.' "The term Trinitas was first used, in the second century, by the Christian ecclesiastical writer Tertullian, but the concept took form only in the debates on Christology.
But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal.
examining-doctrines.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=58   (8427 words)

 Apologetics Press - Why Christianity? Why the Bible?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amazing as it may seem to those who think that the God of the Bible approves of other religions, the apostles of Christ even condemned those in the Christian age who were going backward, trying to be saved by the Mosaic law, a religion that unquestionably centered on the same God as Christianity (Galatians 5:4).
In the section “Knowledge of the Absolute” Krishna says, “as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come” (10:26).
Obviously, Christianity and Islam are as opposed to Hinduism on this matter as it is to them.
www.apologeticspress.org /articles/2522   (3316 words)

 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to the theology of the Church the Father Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are three separate and distinct personages together form the Godhead (as distinct from the Trinity decreed by the First Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325 in response to in the form of Arianism within the early church).
Mormonism posits most of the same attributes the members of the Godhead as Christianity of the Trinity: omnipotent omniscient omnibenevolent eternal immutable immortal and immanent in the universe but not transcendent of it.
However currently one of the commonly used visual symbols of the LDS is the trumpeting angel Moroni proclaiming the of the true gospel to the Earth identified as the angel mentioned in Revelation and a statue depicting the angel often the tallest spire of LDS temples.
www.freeglossary.com /Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints   (4232 words)

 Islam and Christianity - A Comparison of the Bible with the Teachings of Muhammad - Koran
The Christian Scriptures, both New and Old Testaments, teach that the Godhead consists of three persons in one: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Islam and Christianity agree that Jesus miraculously was born of a virgin.
Christianity presents prayer, fasting and worship as arising totally without compulsion or obligation, but wholly from the heart.
dianedew.com /islam.htm   (5107 words)

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He analyzed how the earliest Christian perspectives varied in their approach to the divinity and/or humanity of Jesus Christ, with some perspectives stressing his divine nature and with other perspectives very close to the Islamic view that Jesus Christ was a Prophet of God and not the Son of God.
Referring back to the earliest Christian sources, the Bible, and the Qur'an, Dr. Dirks explored the similarities and differences between these traditions with respect to the stories of Jesus Christ and his mother Mary (peace be upon them both).
Acknowledging the differences between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, and exploring the many common threads that bind together these three monotheistic, Abrahamic, and prophetic faiths, Dr. Dirks then urged the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities to recognize the importance of working together towards the common goal of improving and helping the larger American and human family.
www.milacolorado.org /Dirks.asp   (624 words)

 Truth Tracts Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christianity teaches that many of the truths of the New Testament are taught in Hebrew Scripture, but in a "veiled" way that cannot be seen clearly apart from the revelation of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 3:12-16).
Thus, it was not seen (until Jesus revealed it by the institution of the Eucharist and his death and resurrection) that the manna in the wilderness was a sign of the Bread of Life (John 6:30-59).
Similarly, passages which refer to the Trinity in a mysterious sense are not visible in Judaism as Trinitarian precisely because Judaism is not reading the passages in light of the teaching of Christ.
www.catholicexchange.com /css/answers.asp?quest=112   (305 words)

 Restoring the Ancient Church, Chapter 3
Christian apologists such as Justin, Athenagoras, and others who wished to rebut pagan criticisms of their doctrine, defended their faith by claiming that they worshipped the same God as the pagan philosophers.
However, several Christian writers from the second through the fifth centuries gave witness to the fact that even though they themselves rejected the old doctrine, there were many contemporary Christians who still accepted it.
With the rejection of subordinationism, Christianity finally had resolved the issue of how the three persons of the Godhead could all be fully God, and the Son and Spirit had been melded into "the One." But consider the irony of the situation.
www.fairlds.org /Restoring_the_Ancient_Church/chap03.html   (16469 words)

 My Views on the Godhead - Christianity Today Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Apostle Paul himself used this term referring to the Godhead in 1 Timothy 3:15, 1 Corinthians 12:7, and 1 John 3:5-8.
But it was not lack of conviction, or absence of proper Christian ideals, that had taken my attention—I love the great principles and tenets of our faith, and I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As we seek to dissect the divine, articulate the abstract, and defend what I agree are precious truths, I hope we do not miss the greater message taught by the concept of the Trinity.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2000/108/13.0.html   (1168 words)

 The Godhead, or Trinity - A Study in the Scriptures by Diane Dew
B. The doctrine of the Godhead can be summed up in the literal Hebrew translation of one verse.
The concept of the Godhead (Trinity) is evident in scripture as early as the first chapter of the
student of the Bible that the doctrine of the Godhead is truth.
dianedew.com /godhead.htm   (395 words)

 Why do you spend so much time and energy trying to find fault with the Mormons? Is this a Christian practice?
In Christianity, God did not come from another planet and he does not have a goddess wife.
Both statements cannot be true at the same time regarding who God is. Furthermore, Mormonism teaches that Jesus is the brother of the devil and one of several gods and the Godhead.
In Christianity, Jesus is not the brother with double nor is he one of several gods and the Godhead.
www.carm.org /email/lds_fault.htm   (557 words)

 Examining Doctrines Forums -> The Holy Spirit
Milton's muse is the Holy Spirit, which inspired the Christian Bible, not one of the nine classical muses who reside on Mount Helicon—the “Aonian mount” of I.15.
Many who believe in the Trinity doctrine, think that the Holy Spirit is the third person of a Godhead, equal to the Father and to the Son.
Therefore, we should reject their false teachings that allege that the Spirit [ru'ach] or Holy Ghost is apart of some Godhead for which they falsely claim has three coequal beings and/or part of beings as its constituent members.
examining-doctrines.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=39&st=0   (9390 words)

 Dialogue with a Friendly Christian - Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
it is like a spark a ray from that light which is the Godhead...
Sitaram: of course, I must preface my comments by observing that, in some sense, it is a fiction to use the words Christian, and Hindu...
Sitaram: now, I was engaged in a similar discussion, on a Delta flight last year, with a very devout Christian (Evangelical) from Alabama...
members.aol.com /sitaram/page003.htm   (4071 words)

 the Adjunct: Meta Analysis Of Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Note2: liberal Christians find a god who doesn't demand obedience, conservative Jews one that doesn't demand love, Deists a god that demands not even attention, and the Gnostics found an insane evil god who demanded attention...
If Christianity were true, I certainly would never want to ascend to Heaven.
They're not even convincing to Christians, they are not the reason Christians believe in their god.
grault.net /adjunct/index.cgi?MetaAnalysisOfChristianity   (1798 words)

 Amazon.com: Godhead and the Nothing: Books: Thomas J. J. Altizer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The New Gospel of Christian Atheism by Thomas J. Altizer
Eminent theologian Thomas J. Altizer breaks new ground by exploring the ultimate transfiguration of the Godhead as a question of the Nihil or nothingness and God.
The Nihil is essential to the full actualization of the Godhead in that it fully occurs in both a primordial and an apocalyptic sacrifice of the Godhead.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0791457966?v=glance   (627 words)

 Truth Tracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It seems that Jehovah's Witnesses have a lot of time on their hands to produce their book "Reasoning from the Scriptures".
After much research I find that most of our customs are indeed from at least some form of paganism.
Can you tell me anything about the "Essene Gospel?" I've recently met a couple...she is Christian and he believes in the Essene Gospel.
www.catholicexchange.com /css/truthtracts.asp?cat=49   (645 words)

 ANSWERS TO ISLAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the first of many links to come, we will give an in depth exposition on the Trinity, the divine godhead of Christianity.
It is our purpose to address many common misconceptions about the Trinity along with answering false arguments from Muslims, Oneness Pentecostals and Jehovah Witnesses.
According to many Muslims and a few Christians God isn't a man. What does the term man mean in this essence?
www.answer-islam.org /GodTrinity.html   (240 words)

 Amazon.com: Mechthild of Magdeburg: The Flowing Light of the Godhead (Classics of Western Spirituality): Books: Frank ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This book I hereby send as a messenger to all religious people, both the bad and the good; for if the pillars fall, the building cannot remain standing; and it signifies me alone and proclaims in praiseworthy fashion my intimacy.
Mechtilde's perspective is different from that of other Christian mystics, in that she was a Beguine, and entered the convent at a much later age than Gertrude.
The work can be hard to follow, the style hard to grasp, but it is a worthy academic challenge.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0809137763?v=glance   (1154 words)

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