Answering Trinitarian Objections to Oneness II
Topics: Godhead, Oneness, Trinity
Series: Principles of Pentecostal Doctrine
Last week we began a comparison between the oneness view and the Trinitarian view of the godhead.
- The doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three divine persons the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. The three persons are distinct yet coexist in unity, and are co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial. The Trinity is considered to be a mystery of Christian faith.
- The doctrine of oneness defines God as one eternal being who manifests himself in various ways to humanity. The oneness view believes the scriptural references to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to be descriptive of different manifestations of the one God.
- Today we are going to continue to examine several Scriptural proof text that some interpret to indicate multiple persons in the godhead.
I. Aids to Understanding
- Jesus Was Both God and Man thus he had a duel nature.
- At His incarnation God took upon Himself the likeness of men. He assumed human nature at His incarnation but did not cease to be God. Now, in addition to what He always was (Jehovah God), He was in possession of an assumed human nature. This explains the Jesus of the Bible fully and comprehensively.