What Does Pre-human Existence Really Mean? [10 pages]
by Ray Faircloth rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
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.
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.
Is That Old-Time Religion Sufficient for Today?
by Wally Winner [29:59]
rated at 1 (out of 5 votes)
In this series on the book of Acts, we're examining the church of the first-century Christians and what we can learn from this dedicated fellowship of believers today. Paul was confronted with polytheism when he stood on Mars Hill in Athens and taught about the Unknown God. It was from this pagan culture that many falsehoods about God developed. Christ died believing the same promises as all of us: that He would be resurrected by his Father to immortality. We live and die with the same hope. This is the "Old Time Religion". This is the religion of the Apostles and disciples of the early church.