“ONENESS MATTERS" is proposed as a guide to understanding and embracing the ONENESS Doctrine. In comparison to the more voluminous documents on this subject, this writing evades theological exegete, and evaluations rendered by a litany of profound theologians and instead identifies clear scriptures that present a defense for the ONENESS argument
The Argument: Can we affirm as Biblical Doctrine that JESUS is GOD?
The Premise: To consider this argument from a “Church” only, i.e., Christian Church perspective is somewhat short sighted because the Church’s presentation of the essence and nature of GOD comes from conclusions made by the early Church (particularly, Nicean Council of BCE 325 and other confabs emanating from there). Moreover, consideration of the argument from a purely Christian perspective ignores the previous 2,500 years of revelatory documentation compiled as Hebrew/Aramaic writing.
Set Forth: The true understanding of the essence or even nature and character of GOD must begin with understanding the Hebrew writing (Scripture) which introduces us to GOD. That introduction is monotheistic.
Condition: To be in concert with Hebrew understanding of a monotheistic GOD, we must reconcile JESUS to GOD. This writing does that by submitting Old and New Testament references attesting to every human manifestation of Christ is inherent to the invisible GOD.
Conclusion: This writer (I) firmly holds true to the Apostolic Doctrine of ONENESS. The question really being posed is, “does it really matter”? When it comes to spreading the Gospel, when it comes to the unification of the Church as ascribed to by the Apostle Paul, when it involves interdenominational fellowship, as it relates to carrying out the LORD’s commission regarding the poor, hungry, elderly and widow, how much does our individual understanding of HIS essence matter?
It seems, that as the Church continues to argue this fundamental principle, more and more opportunities to gain the lost/or serve the lost for Christ are slipping away.