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  • Lipscomb University-Gospel Advocate
    • Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      ConcernedMembersMadison
      Posted Feb 1, 2016 9:31 PM

      H Leo Boles of David Lipscomb University and the Gospel Advocate, for the first time in history I believe, defined the GODHEAD as three, separated, centers of consciousness, each with different skills and dispensations and numbered 1, 2 and 3. I was informed that it originated after 1900. However, Shepherd finished the work of Boles and did not express earlier views. A man named Hobbs (?) may have said about the same thing. The trinity sermon was preached at Freed Hardeman in 1938 and was published by the GA in 1942 and became the CREED of the GOSPEL ADVOCATE WING of churches of Christ. I have added necessary synonyms.

      H. Leo Boles: The three are distinctly (clearly, sharply, plainly) separate beings (persons, mankind, humanity, man, mortality). However, they are one (single, sole, solitary, unique) because they share the same purposes, intentions and desires. The Godhead is one in the same way that a husband and wife are one (Mal 2:14-15) (H. Leo Boles in Sept. 1, 1966, p. 2, Fall Quarter, Foundations, Gospel Advocate.)

      Christ is the only member of the Godhead that has been clothed in flesh. Their Standing (status or rank) is always first, second and third. Boles, H. Leo, The Holy Spirit, Gospel Advocate P. 20.


      God means THEE DIVINE NATURE: Jesus as the Christ was filled with the Divine Nature as are all Disciples of Christ.

      The Godhead is thus composed of three coeternal and coequal persons; they are the same in nature and essence (basic stuff), but are different, (discrete, dissimilar, diverse) personalities (selfhood as a human). (Each is fitted for different roles.)

      The Divine Family... suggests the close relation that exists between the members of the Godhead, and also that they constitute a family (clan, kith, lineage, race); it suggest that they are closely related, that they are akin. (relatives, same lineage, same tribe) This term expresses an interest in each other and a cooperation (teamwork, collaboration, partnership) in activities. P. 21

      The Holy Spirit was present in the beginning... the plural means that there was a plurality (majority) of divine beings.


      The plural applies to Genesis 1 which is the account of the "casting down" by the Elohim. Chapter 2 defines the LORD GOD which means "Jehovah as the only TRUE Elohim." Moses was writing for an abandoned to worship the starry host (Babylonianism) AFTER they fell into instrumental and Trinitarian and perverted worship (Romans 1)

      The Holy Spirit as a member (limb, branch, leg) of the Godhead is associated in all divine acts with God and the Word. Such association and relationship (family tie) necessarily imply a likeness (similarity, resemblance) in nature and similarity in attributes (qualifications, character). Boles, H. Leo, The Holy Spirit, Gospel Advocate P. 31

      Personality in God is the sum total of the infinite attributes resident in the inmost depth of his one divine nature;

      the three persons in the Godhead are the three individualities (distinctiveness),

      the three personal centers of consciousness,

      the three separate (apart, divided, independent, disconnected, distinct) self-conscious and self-determining (self-deciding) persons or selves. P. 33

      Christ, the Word, is the agent (deputy, broker through whom God created all things; the Holy Spirit gives life, enacts laws, and organizes (establish, institute, construct) the material universe. Creation was not finished (full-fledged, done) until the third member of the Godhead functioned.

      The Scriptures clearly teach that both Christ and the Holy Spirit derived (borrowed, used, second-hand) their deity from the Father as the fountainhead (primal source), and so they are subordinate (inferior, minor, lower, subservient) to him; however, such derivation of deity and subordination do not by any means involve any quality (trait, mark) of deity.

      The Father's fullness of deity is absolutely dependent (subservient, reliant) upon the Son's deity and the deity of the Holy Spirit; their dependence upon the Father for the derivation (origin, beginning, source) of their deity is no greater than the Father's dependence (subordination, need of, subservience) on their dependence. (Mutual begetting from all eternity)

      These (three) members, (parts, components, divisions, portions) of the Godhead held a council (committee meeting) at the creation of man; they are divine, one in substance, purpose, and design;

      yet they are three distinct (different, disunited, dispersed) persons
      and (distinct) function (capacity, utility) in the work of creation.

      There is a close analogy between the material realm and the spiritual. God is the Originator, Creator, and Supreme Ruler of the material universe; the Word is the agent (broker) through whom all things were made; the Holy Spirit is the organizer, the life imparter, lawgiver, and guide of the material realm. Boles, H. Leo, The Holy Spirit, Gospel Advocate P. 46H. Leo Boles, Gospel Advocate, p. 46

      Each member of the Godhead has had his dispensation (management, regulation, laws, supervision, direction) with man on earth. A dispensation as used here means an epoch of time well marked by certain events; it means a system of principles, promises, rules ordained and administered during a certain period of time Boles, H. Leo, The Holy Spirit, Gospel Advocate P. 51

      He (Spirit) takes the lead (first, primary, front, head) during this age as a member of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit took up the work where Christ left it (incomplete) and carries it on to completion and to its final consumation. The Spirit age, so far as revelation instructs us, is the last dispensation. Boles, H. Leo, The Holy Spirit, Gospel Advocate P. 53
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