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The Son Was Given Authority [2 pages]
by Shane Derry rated at 2.3 (8 votes so far)
Why was Jesus called Immanuel? Does that mean he is God with us or was he being called this name to remind the message that God was still with his people? Looking at other Hebrew names Shane mounts a convincing case for the second option.
The Most high and His Son [3 pages]
by Shane Derry rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
This article shows the differences scripturally between God and the Son of God. It shows and explains how they are completely separate people. This shows harmony with the verses of the Old and New Testaments without involving post Apostolic man-made creeds built on confusion and contradictions.
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.
A "Preexistent" Jesus in Philippians 2:6-11?
by David Maas [5 pages]
rated at 1 (out of 5 votes)
Philippians 2:5-11 is not Paul’s attempt to explain the “Incarnation” or how a divine being divested himself of his divine prerogatives. It is not an exposition about the preexistence of Christ. Instead Paul uses a real life example from the life of Jesus to illustrate his appeal for humility and mutual submission. Like Adam Jesus was in the “form of God.” Unlike Adam he did not attempt to become “like God.” Instead he chose to deny himself his rights and took on the form of a servant. In obedience to his Father he embraced the shameful death of the cross rather than attempt to seize likeness with God.