Talking with Jesus [56:19]
by John Cortright rated at 1.9 (7 votes so far)
Should we pray to Jesus? John Cortright establishes that Jesus, though not physically present, can hear us and communicate as well through the spirit. We can offer thanksgiving to Jesus though prayer is to be directed to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ.
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.
God and Jesus
by Anthony Buzzard [88:35]
rated at 1.6 (out of 6 votes)
Anthony discusses the popular argument that Elohim has a plural ending and thus points to plurality in God. Elohim when used for the One God is not plural in meaning. The four "let us" texts should never be allowed to contradict the thousands and thousands of singular pronouns by which God describes Himself (not Themselves!) in the Bible. The brilliant and unifying text in Deut. 6:4, 5 which Jesus celebrated as the greatest truth of all (Mark 12:28ff.) informs us that God is a single Person. the Trinitarian understanding of God as Three Persons is a much later development that the Bible does not recognize. Jesus and Paul did not believe in a Triune God.