The Oneness of God
By Don Hyrkas
Deut. 6:4 Isaiah 44:8 I Timothy 2:5 James 2:19
I. There is only one God.
A. Only one SUPREME Being – cannot be multiplied.
B. No other truth of scripture receives such prominence as that of the oneness of God – over 50 passages of scripture.
1. The meaning of the word God signifies “The almighty one”.
2. This truth is taught greatly in the Old Testament – never contradicted in the New Testament
3. If there could have been even two Gods – could have been 1000.
4. If there could have been a second God, Satan would not have fallen
5. One thing God does not know – any other God –
Isaiah 44:8 Isaiah 45:10, 11 Isaiah 42:8 Isaiah 45:5, 6, 21, 22 Isaiah 46:9
C. The word trinity is not in the bible.
1. The word trinity was coined by Tertullian around 200 A.D.
2. The doctrine of the trinity was introduced by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D.
3. The Athan-Asian Creed later made the trinity a fundamental tenet.
4. When Protestants began to come out they held on to the error of the trinity, maintaining a Vital link with the false creeds of Catholicism.
5. The Trinitarian belief states there is one God divided into 3 persons: co-equal, co-existent, and co-eternal.
6. I John 5:7 states – There are three that bare record in heaven the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost and these three are one.
II. God is a spirit.
John 4:24 Luke 24:39 I Kings 8:27 I Timothy 1:17
A. As a spirit, God has no physical limitations; he may be seen only in Christ Jesus
B. The woman at he well of Samaria: Cur fathers worshipped in this mountain. Jesus answers: The hour cometh and now is—They that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
C. As a spirit, God had no physical parts – yet spoken of in human terms – Jesus Christ is the express image of his person Heb. 1:3 the only way to see God is in Jesus
III. God was manifest in the flesh.
I Tim 3:16 John 1:1,14, 2 Cor 5:19 – Col 2:9.
A. In the incarnation, the mighty God was manifest in the flesh B. The word incarnate means “To embody in flesh
C. God became flesh without ceasing to be what he eternally was – God
D. Amplified – I Tim. 3:16 He (God ) was made visible in human flesh.
E. The mighty God was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world unto himself II Cor. 5:18
F. Col. 2:9 In him dwelleth all the fullness of-the Godhead bodily -Jesus is not in the Godhead, the Godhead is in him.
IV. Jesus Christ is both God and man
John 1:18 Phil. 2:8 I Tim. 2:5
A. Jesus possesses a dual nature – divinity and humanity
1. As a human, he was the son – as God he was the father
2. As the son, he many times spoke and acted as a man, as the father he spoke and acted as God.
3. In his humanity, he was the son of God – sonship denotes a beginning
4. He was not an eternal son, nor a created son, but a son that was conceived in the womb of Mary.
B. Purpose of the Sonship.
1. That he might become our redeemer – a sinless sacrifice.
2. That he might be our mediator- one God, one mediator I Tim 2:5
3. That he might be our king – now reigns in our hearts.
C. The fact that he was both God and man explains his temptations, his prayers, and his death.
V. Jesus possessed all the attributes and prerogatives of diety Matthew 28:19 – all power
Col. 2:3 Matt. 18:20 Matt. 15:25 Luke 7:48 John 1:3
1. omnipotence, all power – Rev. 1:8 The almighty(can only be 1 almighty.)
2. omnipresent, wherever his disciples are – he is
3. omniscience – Jesus knew all things – he knew what was in man.
B. Prerogatives – he exercised them.
1. Right to be worshipped – accepted worship belonging to God.
2. Right to forgive sins – all sin is against God – only God can forgive.
3. Right and power to create – water to wine – loaves and fishes.
VI. Jesus is the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
A. Name of the son Luke 1:35 Matt. 1:25
B. Name of the father Isaiah 7:14 9:6 Matt. 1:21-23 John 1:1, 14 I Tim. 3:16 John 6:45, 46 John 14:7-9 John 5:43 John 10:30
C. Name of the Holy Ghost – Matt. 1:18-20 John 14:16-18, 26 Col. 1:27
D. Father and Holy Ghost are the same; Jesus and the Holy Ghost are the same, Father and son are the same.
VII. If 3 persons in the Godhead must have three names.
A. Zech. 14:9 – His name is one
B. In Matthew 28:19 Name is singular
C. Acts 4:12 There is no other name
D. Man is body, soul, and spirit – but that is not his name.
E. John 5:43 I am come in my father’s name – Jesus is the Greek word meaning – Jehavah is become my salvation.
F. There is not one God in 3 persons, but one God in three manifestations offices)
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes. “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”
From, “A workshop with a Biblical Perspective”/16691 Gothard street Huntington Beach, CA 92647, by Don Hyrkas