found 23 items matching Deuteronomy 6.4
Identity Theft [49:17]
by Vince Finnegan rated at 2.6 (10 votes so far)
Yahweh's identity as the only true God has been hijacked and replaced with a 3 in 1 impostor. Listen to this stirring sermon.
First-Century Christians: One God [22:49]
by Terry M. Ferrell rated at 1.6 (6 votes so far)
There have been many centuries of Hellenistic constraints on Christianity, and many councils and creeds since the days of the early apostles. But exactly what did the early followers of Jesus believe? Though most "orthodox" Christians believe in a trinity, was that concept really taught and believed in the early church? What about the "Shema?" What about the simple unity of God? Is our basis of belief on the word of God, or has it been formulated throughout the history of the church? In today's message, we examine the one God of the Hebrew scriptures and what the early church professed about their God and his Son. Mark 12:28-34; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Isaiah 44:6; 2 Timothy 3:16
Jesus Confirmed the Shema [3 pages]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 1.6 (6 votes so far)
[Fact 1] All Jews believe that God is one [Fact 2] Jesus is a Jew [Fact 3] Jesus explicitly confirmed that God is one [Conclusion] Followers of Jesus should believe God is one not three.
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.
Trinity Discussion on London Radio [22:07]
by Alex Hall rated at 2.9 (14 votes so far)
Listen to this fast-paced London call in radio show discussion about the Trinity. Alex Hall (theocrat) ably answers many questions while asserting that God is one not three. You can visit Alex's website at GodFellas.org.
The Creed of Jesus [31:09]
by Dustin Smith rated at 2.8 (12 votes so far)
Dustin demonstrates the simple Creed of Jesus evolved into what is recanted in most churches today. The exhortation is for the followers of Jesus to return to his creed and thereby returning to his definition of who God is.
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 Human Jesus (Documentary) [119:26]
by M. G. Dockery rated at 3.5 (18 votes so far)
Who was the historical Jesus? Was he God in the flesh or the long awaited human Messiah of the Jews? Watch this documentary to find out what the controversy is all about. If the earliest followers of Jesus believed him to be the Jewish Messiah (the human born to save the world) how is it the case that twenty centuries later one is labeled a heretic if he or she does not affirm the doctrine of the Trinity? This documentary seeks to get investigate what happened to the original understanding of Jesus. History combines with interviews from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars along with a number of "man on the street" segments to weave together a remarkable tapestry with staggering implications. Produced by Restoration Fellowship in conjunction M. G. Dockery Films. If you prefer to download the video rather than watch it on Google-Video, click here for high quality (230 mb or click here for low quality (75 mb).
Jesus is My Lord and My God (John 20.28) [65:06]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.4 (15 votes so far)
As biblical unitarians we believe that "Jesus is God," however we do not affirm that Jesus is deity. How is this possible? In the Bible, humans are sometimes called "God." This is because they represent God to the people (either well or poorly). When Jesus is called "God" twice in the New Testament it is because he is authorized as God's agent, not because he is himself divine. Listen or read this item to expose yourself to a thorough and well documented approach to two of the most difficult verses in the New Testament (John 20.28 and Hebrews 1.8).
Debate: Is God One or Three in One? [143:07]
by Sean Finnegan vs. Russ Dizdar rated at 3.3 (18 votes so far)
Sean Finnegan and Russ Dizdar participate in a debate over the question of who God is. Mr. Finnegan took the affirmative position that the Father is the only true God (cf. Jn 17.3) and Mr. Dizdar, took the traditional position that God is three persons in one essence--the Trinity. The tone was very civil and both sides were able to present their positions.
Unfortunately, the moderator, GeorgeAnn Hughes (founder of The Byte Show) was not able to participate very much because she was having some trouble with her voice. As a result, the participants had to keep track of their own time and took turns presenting their cases. The format of the debate was as follows:
20 minutes -- Sean Finnegan
20 minutes -- Russ Dizdar
15 minutes -- Sean Finnegan
15 minutes -- Russ Dizdar
Direct Question and Answers
approximately an hour
If you would like to get in on the discussion visit this blog entry.
God and Jesus: An Overview [46:54]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.2 (13 votes so far)
The Bible teaches that Yahweh alone is the true God. Yahweh is a singular individual who created all things. Jesus is the human Messiah, virginally begotten and commissioned by God to rule the world. This brief overview of the two main individuals in the Bible clarifies the true identity of God and Jesus. To download the slide show that accompanies this sermon, click here.
The Shema: The Creed of Jesus [47:10]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.2 (13 votes so far)
The central creed of the Old Testament is that Yahweh our God is one. Jesus held this as his creed and so should we today. The Trinity is an affront to biblical monotheism and seeks to change the 'one' into 'three.' This is not an option if we want to be like Jesus who said that the Father is the only true God
Let Us Make Man: A Study of the "Us Texts" [42:55]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.1 (12 votes so far)
Who was God talking to in Genesis 1.26; 3.21; 11.7; Isaiah 6.8? Should these four texts be used to support the notion that within God are multiple persons? Sean Finnegan demonstrates conclusively that this is simply not the case. Through careful examination of relevant passages and by quoting leading trinitarian study Bibles one simple conclusion emerges: God says "us" in the same sense that "us" is used in any other context--he refers to himself and others (members of his heavenly court).
Unitarianism Explained and Defended [183:08]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 3.0 (16 votes so far)
Anthony Buzzard presents the biblical unitarian position and then answers questions from trinitarians for more than two hours. Listen in to an invigorating dialogue that covers most of the big questions that perennially surface in this type of conversation.
Who is God? Who is Jesus? [59:48]
by Dustin Smith & J.J. Fletcher rated at 1.9 (10 votes so far)
Two Atlanta Bible College students work out the classic biblical unitarian position on who God is and who Jesus is. Join them as they honestly bring forth the biblical definitions of God and Jesus free from traditional dogma.
Should Jesus be Worshiped? [8 pages]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 2.6 (10 votes so far)
The Bible emphatically teaches that Yahweh alone should be worshiped. However there are many times when people worshiped Jesus in the Gospels. Yet we know that Jesus is not Yahweh (Psalm 110.1). How do we resolve this dilemma?
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?
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.
Hearing the Text of the Bible: Only One God [2 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
While churches and ministries unite under the conviction that "there is One God existing eternally in three Persons," Paul thought otherwise. It is surprising that Bible readers do not hear the difference between "There is One God - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" (historic creeds) and "There is One God, the Father" (Paul, in I Cor. 8:6).
Commentary on Deuteronomy 6.4 [2 pages]
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, and John Lynn rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
It is believed by some that the Hebrew word "one" (echad) that is used in Deuteronomy 6:4 and other verses indicates a "compound unity." This is just not true. Used with permission from biblicalunitarian.com
Plain Talk About Who God Is [2 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
Trying to read the Bible without understanding who the God of the Bible is is likely to be frustrating. Unfortunately so much pressure and dogmatism now surrounds the issue of who God is that Christians are unable to approach the text of Scripture with an open mind. A great measure of fear attends their studies, because they have been told what kind of a God they are to find in the Bible, or else...hellfire! This is a hopeless atmosphere for calm and reasoned investigation. The matter of deciding who God is in the Bible is relatively simple, if we follow sound procedure.
The Shema (Truth Matters) [28:06]
by Brian Kelly rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
Brian Kelly has been studying the Bible for over three decades and leads a home fellowship in Syracuse, NY. On this show he talks about the importance of the core creed of the Bible: the Shema. The word "Shema" means "Hear" or "Listen up" and it is the shorthand way of referring to Deuteronomy 6.4-5.
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."
When a Jewish scribe asked Jesus what the foremost commandment was, Jesus immediately quoted this text. This tells us that the God Jesus worshiped is the same as the God of Moses and the Old Testament.
In this show, Brian leads us to consider the two parts to the Shema. (1) To recognize that Yahweh alone is our single God (2) to love this God with everything (holding nothing back). Download this file to learn more about biblical monotheism and how to avoid the pitfalls of ancient Israel's idolatry.
Deuteronomy 6.4 [52:03]
by Steve Katsaras rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
Steve Katsaras explains Deuteronomy 6.4
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.