found 2 items matching Dustin Smith
The Creed of Jesus [31:09]
by Dustin Smith rated at 2.8 (12 votes so far)
Dustin demonstrates the simple Creed of Jesus evolved into what is recanted in most churches today. The exhortation is for the followers of Jesus to return to his creed and thereby returning to his definition of who God is.
John 1.1 (An Unitarian Perspective) [26:10]
by Dustin Smith rated at 2.9 (14 votes so far)
Dustin Smith cogently exegetes John 1.1 from a biblical unitarian perspective (i.e. non-literal pre-existence). Taken from the 2005 Theological Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
What Does Pre-human Existence Really Mean?
by Ray Faircloth [10 pages]
rated at 1 (out of 5 votes)
Jehovah’s Witnesses and the various Bible Student groups teach that Jesus, on earth, was fully human and was the equal of the pristine Adam. This teaching means that he was not a hybrid - part human/part spirit creature. Yet these denominations also teach that Jesus had a pre-human existence, having been created as a spirit before the Genesis creation. Then at the time of Jesus’ conception the spirit creature’s life was transferred to Mary’s womb. The Bible Student groups generally do not accept the Jehovah’s Witnesses teaching that Jesus was previously the archangel Michael; but nevertheless they believe that he previously was a spirit person existing in heaven.