Yes, there is no word “trinity” found anywhere in the Bible. Instead the word, “Godhead” is used in the King James Version and a few other versions. It’s interesting that the word “Godhead” appears 3 times in the KJV! Significant, don’t you think?
Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Godhead is not found in most modern translations. Other words are substituted for Godhead. Examples.
- “divine being” – New International Version
- “Deity” – Revised Standard Version
- “the deity” – New Revised Standard Version
- “his nature” – Good News Translation
- “divine being” – English Standard Standard Translation
- “Divine Nature” – New King James Version
- “Divine Nature” – New American Standard Bible
Of the 7 examples, the translators of 4 of them didn’t even want to capitalize the words referring to Godhead.
“Divine Nature” of the NKJV and the NASB is not the same meaning as Godhead! It’s a meaning change. The NKJV people went further than their mission statement. They were supposed to only use modern words to replace archaic ones in the KJV. They weren’t supposed to change the meaning.
Most of these translations also omit “the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost” in 1 John chapter 5.
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Instead, Why? Because the translators did not believe that Jesus was God!
Notice the article “the” precedes Father, Word and Holy Ghost? This is to denote they are unique!
Used to refer to a person, place, or thing that is unique: “the Queen”; “the Mona Lisa”; “the Nile”.
Jesus was THE Christ, not “a christ”. He was The anointed one. Anybody else to claims to be Christ is a liar. There was only ONE CHRIST, and that was Jesus!
This post was inspired by listening to a talk from Pastor Mike Hoggard of http://watchmanvideobroadcast.com/