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The Oneness of God

The Oneness of God

by Caesar Benedo

ASIN: B076LM1PFF

Publisher Maxmedia

Published in Christian Books & Bibles/Theology, Christian Books & Bibles, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

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Book Description

This book unfolds the different phases in the self-revelation of God to humankind. It focuses on the oneness of God, and expands the boundary of understanding on the mystery of Christ and the church. It answer some of the questions people ask about the nature of God, the Lordship, Sonship and Deity of Jesus, the person and Deity of the Holy Spirit, the divine sonship of Christians etc.

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SUMMARY

Chapter 1 teaches that God is indivisibly one in essence, and that his eternal power and divine nature were the basic constituents of his being in eternity.

Chapter 2 teaches that the very first thing the Godhead did in the order of his works that commenced his activities was to grant his eternal power the right to subsist independently, and it subsisted in him as his Word and Spirit. That is to say, God’s work began in eternity when he granted his eternal power, which comes first between the two constituents of his being the right to transition to individual subsistence. This is one of the reasons Bible passage like John1:1 says in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God, because the Word of God began the beginning and subsisted individually in the Godhead.

Chapter three explains that though the Word was by nature one with God, he did not considered the equality he has with the Godhead as something to be used for his advantage. Had he done so, he would not have given up the privileges, rights and dignity of being one with the Godhead in essence to be incarnated. He was conceived and born by the Virgin Mary with half of his DNA derived from the Virgin (a human), and the other copy from the Word of God (Deity), through the operation of the Holy Spirit who made the impossible to happen in the process. He had a complete human and divine nature that perfectly merged in him while on earth, because of his genetic makeup that was composed of both humanity and divinity (he was fully God and human in essence not function, role or title).

Chapter four shows us how the incarnate Word got the name “Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of the living God” and why he offered himself as sin offering on the cross to save humanity from sin and death. It also teaches us how the mortal component in his human nature, which he inherited from the Virgin, was transformed to supernatural (immortality) by the power of the Holy Spirit in order that he might become a life-giving Spirit, after which he ascended bodily to heaven to mediate between the Godhead and humanity.

Chapter five talks about the throne of grace, which is the eternal throne God promised to King David. Jesus of Nazareth, being the long awaited descendant of David sits on the throne and reigns over the house of Jacob forever according to Scripture. It teaches that this throne is the only platform in the courtroom of heaven that a human can boldly approach by faith and prayer, and obtain blessings in Christ.

Chapter six points out the immense reward that the Godhead gave to Jesus of Nazareth for the ultimate price he paid to rescue humanity from eternal condemnation. It highlights the importance of the reward, and encourages us to keep doing good; given that, God always rewards good works.

Chapter seven talks about the Holy Spirit being God’s active power that subsisted in him (the Godhead) as individual being from the beginning like the Word, until the bodily ascension of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of the living God to the right hand of the Father in the heavenly courtroom. It explains how he (Holy Spirit) emanated from the Godhead to reside in the glorified body of Jesus that he might unite with the Word to bring about the completeness of God’s eternal power. The Word and Spirit of God that dwell in Christ constitute the eternal power of God that enables him (the Godhead) to do as he pleases.

Chapter eight teaches that the great white throne is the supreme authority in the courtroom of heaven. It is the seat of the ancient of days, whose presence causes the earth and sky to melt like wax. The throne is reserved for the last and final judgment that shall be administered to the dead, great and small whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb, and they will be judge according to their deeds as recorded in the books. The sea would give up the dead in it, death and hades would give up the dead that are in them so that all may appear before this throne on the last day. This will happen when Christ hands over the kingdom to God the Father after destroying all dominion, authorities and power.

Chapter nine and ten explain why God is the source of all existing things (visible or invisible). The two chapters also highlight the following: (1) the reason the Godhead is both the God, and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. (2) The basis for Jesus’ sonship. (3) Nature of his sonship. (4) How the Word was begotten in eternity past by the Godhead. (5) The significance of divine sonship. (6) Why the sonship of Christian is by adoption. (7) The basis for our sonship in God. (8) Why Jesus’ sonship in relation to the Godhead is superior to that of Adam, Israel and Christian. (9) The role of the Holy Spirit, the name and blood of Jesus, the word of God, faith, repentance, and so on in new birth process. (10) How Christians are born again.

Chapter eleven defines the word Elohim and explains how it highlights the plurality of persons in the Godhead. It talks about the nature of God in the beginning of his activities, who God spoke to when he said, “Let us…,” and the reason God granted his eternal power the right to subsist in him as individual being, and the concept of interdependence. It also explains why the Godhead is the chief operator and visionary of all divine activities, Jesus the administrator, and the Holy Spirit the sole executor of all divine counsels and purposes.

Chapter twelve explains why the doctrine of the trinity is characterized by a plurality of views, opinions and interpretations. It reveals how the doctrine was developed, why some are confused about it, and why others considered it as heresy or anti-biblical. It also highlights how the doctrine of the trinity is not tritheism, how the word “trinity” should be employed. Lastly, it talks about the difference between God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit; and God the Father, Jesus the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit.

Chapter thirteen teaches that the Godhead is by nature one eternal Lord, whose being comprises his eternal power and divine nature. He is the sole creator of all things, which he made for his own pleasure and good will. Due to his love for humanity and the eternal plan that he programmed before time began to be accomplished in Christ, he caused his eternal power to subsist in him as his Word and Spirit. At a specific time, his Word was incarnated, died for the sins of humankind, rose from the dead, ascended bodily to heaven, and sat at the right hand of the Godhead in the courtroom of heaven to represent humanity. He obtained the Holy Spirit from the Father, who also made him Lord and Christ.

It also teaches that though God is one in essence, he exists in three distinct persons as Father, Son and Spirit because of Christ the head of the church. The Father is not the Son or Spirit, the Son is not the Father or the Spirit, and neither is the Spirit the Father nor Son. It stresses that though God exists in three distinct persons as Father, Son and Spirit, he is one in essence.

Chapter fourteen teaches that the fullness of the Godhead, which has to do with the eternal constituents of his being, comprises his eternal power and divine nature in eternity past. The beginning commenced when he caused his eternal power to subsist as his Word and Spirit, which means that the fullness of the Godhead comprises his Word, Spirit and essence in the beginning. After the incarnation, death, resurrection and bodily ascension of his Word to heaven, he obtained the Holy Spirit and formed a unified entity of God’s eternal power in the glorified body of Jesus Christ, the head of the church. Christ in whom dwells God’s Word, Spirit and essence becomes the embodiment of God’s eternal constituent elements.

Furthermore, it emphasizes that Christ is not the Father, Son and Spirit but an extension of the Godhead, and the replicate of all that makes him up. He existed, as the Word in the beginning. He became the Son of God through incarnation and a life-giving Spirit when he rose from death, after which he ascended to heaven and obtained the Holy Spirit from the Father. The Bible declares that it pleased the Father so well to have all his fullness dwell in Christ, so that whoever sees Jesus of Nazareth sees the Father who sent him because he is the exact representation of the Father who none can see and live since his presence causes the heaven and earth to melt like wax.

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Caesar Benedo

Caesar Benedo

Dr. Caesar O. BENEDO is a preacher, writer and author with a profound knowledge of the word of God. He is endowed with a unique anointing for strategic prayers. He served as the national prayer director for Action Chapel International (ACI) Benin, and the leader of intercessory group in Ganhi branch for nine years.

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