What makes you Oneness?
The Oneness of God refers to the “singleness” of God; that there is only one God and that there was no God before him or after him (Isaiah 43:10). Therefore, this singleness status of God never changes.
How we explained the “Oneness of God” and the relationship that existed between God and Christ (especially now that Jesus is in Heaven) has historically been a problem for “Oneness” and “Trinitarians” alike.
The problem centers around explaining the humanity of Christ now that Jesus is in Heaven.
In fact, this is an issue the church intentionally tries to avoid addressing, and there is a good reason why. Most of the today’s denominations have had problems providing logical answers (“sound doctrine”) to various biblical questions concerning God and the human soul/spirit of Christ, especially after proclaiming Christ to be God or a God-Trinity. Although “ONENESS” is a break away from the Trinitarian concept, both groups nonetheless have historically taught and continue to instill in their members the same non-biblical concepts wherein lies the heart of their dilemma.
Tradition Taught Us:
Many churches instill in their members a non-biblical or “created concept” called “incarnation.” This is a fundamental tenet used by many churches to support the teaching that God (“the Father”) was something other than just a Spirit (John 4:22-24); God was also “totally human” by means of incarnation. God embodied himself in a body of flesh (called himself Jesus) and by doing such that made God “totally human” (or a complete human) while at the same time he was “totally God.”
NOTE: To the “unlearned,” this terminology may “sound plausible” but there is a very important difference between a spirit or entity (God) being “incarnated” in its own individual body in comparison to a man (Jesus) having the Spirit of God “indwelling” in his human body. (See also: Incarnation vs Indwelling)
(John 8:29) “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone;…” (It is made clear that this man Jesus was not by himself (alone), nor did he send himself, nor was he referring to himself as the Father when Jesus said “he” that sent “me”)
(John 14:10) “I speak not of myself: but the father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works”
(2 Corinthians 5:19) “To wit that God was “in” Christ; < NOT > God was “incarnated as” the Christ.
It is this aspect of Jesus (understanding what happened to his human soul/spirit) that is so critically important in determining if our understanding of God “in” Christ is correct and does it support who we proclaim Jesus to be.
Not surprisingly this is a very unwelcome topic that most church leaders try to avoid and for a very good reason. The following three sets of questions reveal why. (Ref: The Oneness of God In Christ )
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