The concept of a Godhead is a Biblical one. In fact, the word “Godhead” appears a few times in Scripture (in the KJV) including Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20, and Colossians 2:9. Sometimes referred to as the Trinity, the personality of the Godhead represents the three persons, or personalities, of Divinity, Diety – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

How Scripture answers "Where do we see the personality of the Godhead?"

Jesus’ baptism2 may be the most explicit passage showing the personality of the Godhead. There we see the Father in heaven, the Son manifested in the flesh on earth, and the Holy Spirit anointing the Son like a dove. We also find statements about specific attributes of the personality of the Godhead with Jesus and the apostles in the upper room10 and in Peter’s opening6 and Paul’s closing5 of their epistles.

However, most poignant for the Christian today, are the roles that the Godhead fulfills3,4,7,8,11,14. Sanctification3,7,8, selection6,7, fellowship5,11, and love5. The Christian, by his/her obedience6 to the Son’s word8 and their subsequent adoption as sons9, is established by the Father4, annointed by the Son’s blood4,6 in baptism3,13,14, and sealed/set apart in/by the Spirit3,4,6,7,8 for glory7 and membership in God’s household11, the unified12 church!

The passages in Genesis1 are interesting to consider in light of the personality of the Godhead. It is a popular interpretation of these Genesis passages that the “us” is the plurality of the Godhead. The understanding is that God the Father is conversing with Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.

However, this understanding could seem problematic in that nowhere else in Scripture do we see this sort of “discussion” going on among the personalities of the Godhead. Furthermore, this kind of “announcement” within and for the benefit of the Trinity might suggest a lack of harmony and unity. In other words, does taking this interpretation suggest that God the Father needed to announce His intention to the Son and the Holy Spirit? Does that not impune their ‘acting as one’?

Another, possibly better interpretation, for these Genesis passages could be the Godhead making these declarations to the heavenly council. This may fit better with the single-minded nature of the Godhead. It also is well supported in Scripture where we see the prophets coming before the council of God in multiple cases.

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