Explaining Matthew 28.19 [56:27]
by Steve Katsaras rated at 1.9 (8 votes so far)
This text has widely come to be known as the Trinitarian baptismal formula - baptism into the threefold name. This is perhaps the strongest text found in the Bible that supposedly proves that God is a plurality of persons, spoken directly by Jesus himself! Is this assertion true? Is Jesus advocating 3 divine persons within the one essence of God by introducing this formula? The following is a study of the text using a range of methods to highlight the weight of evidence for/against each argument.
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.
Jesus is My Lord and My God (John 20.28)
by Sean Finnegan [65:06]
rated at 3.4 (out of 15 votes)
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).