found 16 items matching Luke 1.35
Incarnation of the Word [83:04]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 2.0 (7 votes so far)
What does John 1.14 mean? Who or What is the Word and what does it mean for the Word to become flesh?
Gabriel Was Not a Trinitarian [7 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.6 (6 votes so far)
I suggest that this Christological statement from the angel Gabriel be taken as the basis for identifying who Jesus is. It should be understood as a clarion call for unity, a rallying point for divided Christendom. What better way of calling Christians back to their first-century roots? The message is simple and clear. The Son of God of Gabriel's announcement is none other than a divinely created Son of God, coming into existence--begotten--as Son in his mother's womb.
Does Everyone Believe in the Trinity [11 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.4 (6 votes so far)
It is customary for students of the Bible to refer to Jesus as God and to insist that belief in a Trinity of three co-equal, co-eternal Persons in the One God is the hallmark of true faith. Many recognized Bible scholars do not think, however, that Jesus is called God, in a Trinitarian sense, in the Scriptures. Distinguished experts on the Bible, past and present, maintain that the doctrine of a Tri-personal God is nowhere taught in Scripture.
The Doctrine of God and Christ [52:40]
by Steve Katsaras rated at 2.0 (7 votes so far)
Citing more than 60 verses, Steve Katsaras of Australia thoroughly explains the biblical doctrines of God and Christ before telling the story of how these truths were corrupted in the ecumenical counsels of the fourth and fifth centuries.
Yahweh is one, not two or three, and there is no God besides him. The Bible uses singular pronouns in reference to God thousands upon thousands of time, a fact that clearly teaches God is a singular individual. This one God is the eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent creator of heaven and earth.
Jesus is the human mediator who called God his Father. Jesus had a beginning in time and is the miraculously born son of God. Jesus recognized his Father as the only true God who was his superior. Jesus admitted to possessing limited knowledge; he was a mortal man who experienced temptation, hunger, thirst, weariness, suffering, death, and resurrection.
The doctrines of God and Christ mutated over time and continued to develop in new and unbiblical ways after the New Testament was written. Steve talks about the first four ecumenical counsels (Nicea in a.d. 325, Constantinople in a.d. 381, Ephesus in a.d. 431, and Chalcedon in a.d. 451) to demonstrate how these doctrines evolved over time.
The Trinity Defined and Refuted [73:25]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.5 (16 votes so far)
Sean Finnegan describes and refutes the belief of three persons in one godhead including a systematic brief treatment of their co-equal, co-eternal, co-essential nature, and the hypostatic union. Does the Trinity make sense? Is the dogma biblical? Join this tour de force through early Church history and the relevant theological constructs of Christianity's most controversial doctrine.
Jesus: Son of Man, Son of God [41:15]
by Victor Gluckin rated at 1.3 (6 votes so far)
The traditional doctrine of the hypostatic union (dual natures) maintains that the title 'Son of Man' refers to the human nature of Jesus while the title 'Son of God' refers to the divine nature of Jesus. Yet, is this biblical? What does the Bible teach about these two titles? Is 'Son of God' equivalent to 'God the Son?' Victor Gluckin mounts a convincing case that 'Son of God' should be understood messianically and 'Son of Man' should be interpreted in light of Daniel 7.13-14.
Debate: Who Was Jesus? God or Man? [132:17]
by Anthony Buzzard vs. Drew Ayers rated at 2.7 (12 votes so far)
Who is Jesus? (Booklet) [25 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 3.9 (20 votes so far)
It is a striking fact that Jesus never referred to himself as "God." Equally remarkable is the New Testament's use of the word "God"--in Greek ho theos--to refer to the Father alone, some 1325 times. In sharp contrast, Jesus is called "god" in a handful of texts only--perhaps no more than two. Why this impressive difference in New Testament usage, when so many seem to think that Jesus is no less "God" than his Father?
Debate: Is God One Person or Three? [139:49]
by Anthony Buzzard vs. Fred Sanders rated at 2.3 (11 votes so far)
A full length moderated debate between a biblical unitarian and trinitarian scholars. Anthony Buzzard of Atlanta Bible College argues for God's oneness and Dr. Fred Sanders of Biola University takes the classical trinitarian viewpoint.
Jesus had a Beginning [25:25]
by Dustin Smith & Sean Finnegan rated at 2.3 (9 votes so far)
John 3.16 is probably the most famous verse in the Bible. From John 3.16 and many other places, we learn that Jesus is the 'only begotten son of God.' This important but overlooked word gives wonderful insight to the identity and origin of Jesus. Can someone who has a beginning have no beginning at the same time? (This video can also be viewed on Google Video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8001812102575252724
The Nature of Preexistence in the New Testament [12 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 2.0 (7 votes so far)
The so-called "preexistence" of Jesus in John refers to his "existence" in the Plan of God. The church has been plagued by the introduction of non-biblical language. There is a perfectly good word for "real" preexistence in the Greek language (pro-uparchon). It is very significant that it appears nowhere in Scripture, but it does in the writings of Greek church fathers of the second century. These Greek commentators on Scripture failed to understand the Hebrew categories of thought in which the New Testament is written.
Jesus Son of God from Matthew and Luke [77:44]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.1 (6 votes so far)
A study of the origin of Jesus from Matthew and Luke reveals that Jesus is originated as a human being in the womb of his mother via the miracle of the holy spirit.
According to Jesus, God is Strictly One Person, not Three. [1 page]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.6 (6 votes so far)
According to Jesus, God is strictly one Person, not three. Christians who value Jesus as the supreme revealer of truth should consider his classic words, uttered in a final prayer. "You, Father, are the only one who is truly God" (John 17:3). He defined salvation as belief in that One and only true God, and in himself as the Messiah (John 17:3). It is a serious hijacking of the words of Jesus if one adds to Jesus' creed. For Jesus, his Father is "the one who alone is truly God, the only one who is truly God, the one true God" (see also John 5:44 and Mark 12:29).
Jesus had a Beginning [4 pages]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
Did Jesus have a beginning? Has he always existed? Read this article to get an understanding of the 'begotten' texts. It may surprise you to discover that the Bible teaches.
Commentary on Luke 1.35 [3 pages]
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, John Lynn rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
There are some Trinitarians who insist that the term “Son of God” implies a pre- existence and that Jesus is God. Once the doctrine of pre-existence was propounded, a vocabulary had to be developed to support it, and thus non-biblical phrases such as “eternally begotten” and “eternal Son” were invented.
These books, written by people from diverse backgrounds, express the simple truth that God is one. Some of them are more scholary while others are more autobiographical. In addition, a few of them are available to read online. If you would like more in depth treatment of christian monotheism, these books are the next step to take. Note: if you know of other books, not listed here, please leave us feedback.