What This Man Did For Us [35:19]
by Chuck Jones rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
A great gulf existed between God and man. Blind sinners were unable to approach the eternal Father. A "go-between" was needed. Someone to lift us up. And then came the man Christ Jesus, the great Mediator between God and sinners. Scriptures: Isaiah 1:18; 57:15; Zechariah 13:7; Deuteronomy 17:14,15; 18:15; 5:23-25; 1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 5:15-19; 8:29; Ephesians 4:20-23; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 3:3
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.
The Nature of Preexistence in the New Testament
by Anthony Buzzard [12 pages]
rated at 2 (out of 7 votes)
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.