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Discussion of biblical topics and texts that show that the God revealed in the Bible is One, and not a Trinity. Jesus, who was put to death and raised from the dead by God, is the Messiah (the Christ, the Anointed) of the One God.

One God Report William Schlegel

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Discussion of biblical topics and texts that show that the God revealed in the Bible is One, and not a Trinity. Jesus, who was put to death and raised from the dead by God, is the Messiah (the Christ, the Anointed) of the One God.

    78) Telling the Next Generation that Yahweh is Our God, Fuel Youth Conference

    78) Telling the Next Generation that Yahweh is Our God, Fuel Youth Conference

    In this episode I interviewed students and staff at the youth conference of the Church of God General Conference. The conference, called Fuel is held once a year and occurred July 17-22 at the campus of North Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana.

    It is a fun, exciting time when One God believing students from various US States meet, are encouraged and challenged by each other and by the conference staff. Maybe you know someone who should attend next year?

    I hope you will be blessed by listening in to the excitement in the voices of the students and staff as the next generation learns that Yahweh is our God. He is out God forever and ever.

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    Resources:

    Original music: Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie

    Church of God General Conference

    https://coggc.org/

    Turning Point Youth Ministries (of Church of God General Conference)

    http://tpym18wp.abc-coggc.org/?fbclid=IwAR1lSMy68c2qhWZxGyRQq0dqU0BvjDOHtADkbpM4_vTwo4R9LtDVneBW4KE

    Atlanta Bible College

    https://www.atlantabiblecollege.com/?fbclid=IwAR3PJ5SqX_4xJEm_d9Q1oVm_M8oB9dy5mvJq1nZNzOwPH_WtL47p2e0QvJo

    Unitarian Christian Alliance Podcast (Mark Cain)

    https://podcast.unitarianchristianalliance.org/

    Restitutio Podcast (Sean Finnegan)

    https://restitutio.org/



    #Christianyouthcamp, #trinity, #deityofchrist, #fuel

    • 16 min
    77) How and When was the Trinity Revealed?

    77) How and When was the Trinity Revealed?

    As a former teacher in a Trinitarian Christian University, I did not know how and when Trinitarian scholars think the Trinity was revealed. But I wasn’t alone. Most Christians, including pastors and Bible teachers, don’t know either.

    In this podcast:

    1. According to Trinitarian scholars, the Trinity is not revealed and not verbally described in either the Old Testament or the New Testament. See also One God Report podcast #72 “Is the Trinity Revealed in the Bible? If so, Where”.

    2. How and When the Trinity was Revealed (according to Trinitarian scholars).

    3. The Trinitarian theory of the Trinity’s revelation directly contradicts the Book of Acts.

    4. Why is there no opposition recorded in the New Testament to the new Trinitarian understanding of who God is?

    5. The “new revelation” idea contradicts the work of God’s spirit throughout Old Testament times.

    6. The “new revelation” idea presents a low view of Scriptural authority, and a low view of Jesus and the apostles as communicators of who God is. The Trinitarian tradition is elevated above the Word of God.

    7. The coming of Jesus and the holy spirit does not mean that God is a triune being. A triad is not a trinity.

    8. The Trinitarian claim is an effort to explain why the Triune God is not revealed or described in the Scriptures; but, the effort fails miserably and is a mis-interpretation of the coming of the Messiah Jesus and the sending of God’s spirit at Pentecost.

    James White, "Look in the gutter between Malachi and Matthew":
    https://youtu.be/C-2nYJHXj60?t=226



    #jameswhite, #fredsanders, #trinity, #deityofchrist, #bible

    • 28 min
    76) The Trinity's Disappearing Essence

    76) The Trinity's Disappearing Essence

    Trinitarian theologians have insisted that God is one by claiming that the Trinity is three persons in one essence (White, The Forgotten Trinity, 24; Sanders, The Triune God, 121). This is supposedly how three can be one. James White, a modern Trinitarian apologist, says that the Trinity is three whos (persons) in one what (essence).

    But this description of the Trinity given by Trinitarians directly contradicts and testifies against their other core belief drawn that God became flesh.

    If God, or any person of the one God, became flesh, then God has two natures. Trinitarianism has created a contradiction between its two core doctrines:

    1. God is one because they (or it) are one essence.

    2. God became a second essence.

    Trinitarians insist their god has only one nature, while insisting their god has two natures.

    Which is it? Are we to believe that God has one nature or two natures?

    Biblical theology and Christology should not be a magic trick. “Look! One nature. Now look, two natures! See, one essence! Now two essences!”

    If God the Son took on flesh, how many natures does the Trinity have? I’m not asking about how many natures “God the Son” has, but how many natures does the tri-personal god have?

    The standard explanation for 1600 years has been that the Trinitarian god is three persons in one essence? That definition rejects the idea that God became flesh. That definition also denies the humanity of Jesus.

    When talking about God, the tendency for Trinitarianism is to forget about or remove the human nature from God. If the Trinity is “three persons in one essence”, Jesus is no longer flesh. Even the abstract “humanity” of Jesus is eliminated.

    By its very own definition of who or what the Trinity is, Trinitarianism eliminates the “humanity”, the “flesh” of Jesus the Messiah.

    If  one member of a godhead became flesh, then God has two natures and the Trinitarian claim that God is one essence fails.

    Trinitarianism is also an attack on the personal-ness of God, an attack on the Fatherhood of God. The claim "three persons in one essence" means the one God is not a personal Father, but is rather an "it" and "essence", or a "force". The one God of Trinitarianism is not a person, but an it.

    #trinity, #deityofchrist, #jameswhite

    • 10 min
    75) Is the "memra" the Pre-incarnate Son of God (PART 2), with Troy Salinger

    75) Is the "memra" the Pre-incarnate Son of God (PART 2), with Troy Salinger

    We continue our discussion with Troy Salinger about the deity of Christ apologists claim that the “memra” of the Aramaic translations of the Old Testament (Targums) is evidence that there was more than one person in Israel’s God.

    In this episode Salinger looks at Old Testament passages which are deity of Christ apologists like Dr. Michael Heiser say is evidence that the “word of God” coming to people in the Old Testament was as second divine being. Salinger shows why the claim to be faulty.

    The word “memra” is not the Aramaic substitute for the Hebrew word “davar” (word). Salinger explains that the phrase “the word of God came to…” is a not a second divine figure coming to a human, but denotes God speaking to or communicating information to a person. Synonymous phrases like “and Yahweh said to me”, “this is the word that came to Jeremiah from Yawheh”, “the word of Yahweh concerning…” in the biblical text show that the “word of Yahweh came to”

    Based on Numbers 12:2, Salinger describes the normal way in which God communicated to the prophets was through visions and dreams.

    Timestamps:
    02:00 Genesis 15:1 considered

    03:38 How God normally spoke to his prophets, through dreams and visions

    10:30  1 Samuel 3

    11:20  1 Samuel 4

    12:30  “The word came to” means verbal communication (often through dream or vision), not a personal being or entity (a “second Yahweh”).

    15:26  The word of Yahweh coming to Jeremiah

    Related links:

    Salinger Article on the Memra

    https://letthetruthcomeoutblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/pre-incarnate-appearances-of-the-son-of-god-in-the-ot-truth-or-myth-part-2/

    Bill Schlegel recorded sessions on John 1:1-13: Jesus is the beginning of God’s New Creation

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUqWXumvcp5qE1_DibQN8NJ0sUd4BuAPY

    • 35 min
    74) Is the "memra" the pre-incarnate Son of God? (part 1 with Troy Salinger)

    74) Is the "memra" the pre-incarnate Son of God? (part 1 with Troy Salinger)

    We welcome Troy Salinger back to the podcast. Troy is a theological blogger (Let the Truth Come Out) and house painter. In a series of previous One God Report podcast episodes (#54-59) Troy discussed the supposed “Pre-incarnate Appearances of the Son of God in the Old Testament: Truth or Myth".

    Troy systematically showed the claim that Jesus the Son of God literally appeared to people like Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, etc., is a myth - the claim is untrue.
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    In the next couple of episodes Troy examines the claim that an Aramaic word, “memra”, which means a “saying, statement, word, declaration, command” which appears in the Targums (Aramaic translations of the Old Testament) is evidence that there was a second god-figure appearing to people in the Old Testament, and that this second god is the pre-incarnate Jesus.

    The “memra” claim goes hand-in hand with the claim that the Jews during the time of Jesus believed there were “two powers in heaven”, and that these two powers were both somehow literally God. People like Michael Heiser have popularized this theory today. Heiser says Jews believed in “two “Yahwehs”, one unseen and one seen. The seen Yahweh was supposedly the memra in the Aramaic Targums.

    Troy has examined these claims and shows them to be completely false.
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    2:00 Trinitarian impetus for claiming "memra" is a 2nd divine figure - trying to find a Jewish religious cultural background for a multi-person God.

    05:28 – the meaning of “memra”

    09:00 – misinformation about memra from apologists

    16:58 – how memra is NOT used in the Targums. It is not a substitute for the Hebrew word “davar” (word). Neither is memra used to denote a second divine being.

    19:30 – the Aramaic word for davar (word) is not memra, but “pitgama”

    22:57 – Dr. Michael Heiser is a main popular source for misconceptions about memra

    25:04 – How memra IS used in the Targums. Memra is always an addition to the Hebrew text, and it is a substitute way of saying God himself.

    27:20 – Targum experts explain what memra is and is not.

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    Troy Salinger blog: Let the Truth Come Out

    https://letthetruthcomeoutblog.wordpress.com/author/troysal/

    Salinger Article on the Memra

    https://letthetruthcomeoutblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/pre-incarnate-appearances-of-the-son-of-god-in-the-ot-truth-or-myth-part-2/

    #michaelheiser, #two powers in heaven, #memra, #preincarnate Christ

    Time stamps:
    2:00 Trinitarian impetus for claiming "memra" is a 2nd divine figure - trying to find a Jewish religious cultural background for a multi-person God.

    • 38 min
    73) Trinity, Preferred Pronouns: He/Him (Woke-ism in Trinitarian Thought and Language)

    73) Trinity, Preferred Pronouns: He/Him (Woke-ism in Trinitarian Thought and Language)

    This episode exposes the progressive liberalism, indeed “woke-ism” of Trinitarian thought and language.

    While Trinitarians insist that God is three persons, Trinitarians insist on referring to God with the singular pronouns “He/Him.” But if God is three persons, they should be referred to with the plural pronouns “They/Them.”

    The “one-ness” of God, according to Trinitarians, is not a one-ness of a person, but a one-ness of an essence or a “what”. An “essence” or a “what” is not a person and should not be referred to as a person. The Trinitarian one-ness of God is an “it”.

    James White in his book The Forgotten Trinity says “We dare not mix up the what and the who’s regarding the Trinity” (p. 24). But white does exactly that. He refers to the three persons of his god with the singular pronoun “he”. White mixes up the what and who of his Trinitarian god.

    Links for this episode:

    MN Churches of God Spring 2022 Conference, June 10-12

    “New Creation in the Gospel of John”, Guest Speaker: Bill Schlegel

    https://mncogconference.org/?fbclid=IwAR26LHq58LcVpT93ErxriNpxmY1GcrNhLxMqMj3mMoOQZ6LTajMw6OhzYJs

    Schedule:
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5464e6b5e4b0e15e60967771/t/628019ded8316c4d2f2844ab/1652562398856/2022+Spring+Conference+Schedule.pdf

    #JamesWhite, #TheForgottenTrinity, #FredSanders, #TheTriune God 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

Mike.wc ,

Excellent!

I anxiously await every single episode.

CBAnnB ,

Great clear teachings of the truth!

Clear and understandable wise teachings of the truth of YHWH, Yahshua haMashiah, YHWH’s holy spirit and the Bible. Thank you Bill Schlegel for all of your work for YHWH!

The WAY to יהוה ,

Excellent!!!

Thank you for teaching truth and may יהוה bless your ministry! I would love to hear your teaching on Isaiah 9:6 as well!

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