Is the Spirit a Person in John 14.16? [< 1 page]
by Jay Dicken rated at 1.6 (6 votes so far)
In John 14:16, 18 notice what Jesus said, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [allos] helper, to be with you forever / I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you.” At Matthew 28:20 Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the ages.” It is through the coming of this promised helper, the holy spirit, that Jesus comes to them and remains with them (although he is physically absent), hence the use of allos. As said before, the holy spirit is reflective of Personality, in this case, that of Jesus Christ.
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.
Who is Jesus
by Anthony Buzzard [251:02]
rated at 2.7 (out of 10 votes)
Many churchgoers have been schooled to flee from anyone claiming that "Jesus is not God." But very few have contemplated the implications of what it means that both the Father can be God and Jesus God, also. Two who are fully God makes two Gods. The Bible warns against the fatal mistake of saying that there is more than one who is God. Jesus claimed that "the Father is the only who is truly God' (John 17:3), and made this the main plank of his teaching about eternal life. Are you sure you have understood Jesus and his creed? It never hurts to review these basic truths. Nothing is lost by hearing other points of view. Anthony proposes with many scholars, past and present, that the notion that "Jesus is God" goes beyond the Bible. Rather Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God (Matt. 16:16-18). You will find these discussion valuable as a searcher for truth in a confused world.