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A weekly podcast examining what the Bible says about the oneness and unity of God and about the humanity of Jesus Christ.

The Biblical Unitarian Podcast Dustin Smith

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

A weekly podcast examining what the Bible says about the oneness and unity of God and about the humanity of Jesus Christ.

    333: The Agent Can Appoint Other Agents

    333: The Agent Can Appoint Other Agents

    As we bring our study of the Jewish Principle of Agency to a close, we take the opportunity to examine the sixth and final tenet, a commissioned agent can authorize his or her own agents. After looking at the Jewish context and some examples of this tenet, we turn to the Gospel of John to better understand why Jesus, the agent of God, commissioned forth further agents. These agents include the original disciples, the Spirit, and the ideal readers of the Gospel of John. 
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    • 24 min
    332: The Agent Returns to the Sender after Completing the Mission

    332: The Agent Returns to the Sender after Completing the Mission

    According to the Jewish Principle of Agency, upon completion of his or her mission, the agent needed to return to the sender. This episode explores how Jesus functions as the agent of God in light of the context of this particular tenet, especially as it relates to the bodily ascension of Jesus. We consider why the Gospel of John has the most references to the ascension of Jesus, while also examining Jesus as the embodiment of God's personified word and wisdom. 
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    • 25 min
    331: The Agent Obeys the Sender

    331: The Agent Obeys the Sender

    As we examine the fourth tenet of the Jewish Principle of Agency, we discover that the relationship between the principal and the agent requires an obedient posture. The one who is sent must obey the will of the sender, honoring the mission at the expense of his own interests. After situating this tenet in its Jewish context, we turn to the Gospel of John to witness several ways in which Jesus willingly obeys the mission for which God has sent him. The Johannine Jesus is not coequal with God. 
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    • 27 min
    330: The Agent is Subordinate to the Sender

    330: The Agent is Subordinate to the Sender

    This week's episode explores the tenet in the Jewish Principle of Agency that recognizes the subordinate status of the agent (shaliach) of the sender (principal). We discuss the different agents that the true God uses in Scripture and their qualifications, and we even talk about who the most qualified agents were known to be. Lastly, we examine the Gospel of John's portrayal of Jesus as the human agent of the only true God to see how this subordination functioned. 
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    • 26 min
    329: The Agent Bore the Judicial Role of the Sender

    329: The Agent Bore the Judicial Role of the Sender

    As we continue our series on the Jewish Principle of Agency, we explore in this episode the ways in which the commissioned agent carried out the judicial roles and responsibilities of his sender. We look closely at how human judges function as agents of God, to the point where they are even called "God." Then, we dive into the Old Testament and New Testament to survey how human agents share in God's judicial role as the cosmic judge of all the earth.
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    • 28 min
    328: The Agent Fully Represents the Sender

    328: The Agent Fully Represents the Sender

    The first tenet of the Jewish Principle of Agency is that the agent fully represents the sender. This episode examines the evidence for this concept within the Hebrew Bible, the Mishnah, the Babylonian Talmud, and the New Testament. We also explore some of the most noteworthy agents of Yahweh in the Bible, including heavenly angels, prophets, kings, judges, and Jesus himself.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

rush19tower ,

Great content

Well thought out and scholarly. Dustin does a excellent job at presenting biblical content in a orderly fashion that is easy to follow. Keep telling the truth.

misterme987 ,

Excellent podcast

Excellent podcast, exegeting biblical passages from a biblical unitarian and (more importantly) scholarly perspective! If you’re looking to learn more about our one only God, the Father, and one Lord, Jesus the Messiah, this is the place to go.

Johnny G 123 ,

Excellent fresh perspective to 2000 yr-old truths.

This podcast has been a huge help for clearing up many of my questions and confusions about God, Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. I really appreciate the fresh perspectives that this podcast takes when looking at the truths of all these topics. I was raised in the Trinitarian faith which eventually shipwrecked me and my family. We realized that the Trinity, and other beliefs, didn't align with what we were reading in the bible. We ended up losing trust in the church and the bible and found ourselves falling in line with the burgeoning mass of "Nones" in America. It took many years before we finally came back to Christianity, albeit with a new understanding about the unity of God and the sonship of Jesus. Big thanks to this podcast for helping us get off the rocks and sailing again. I really appreciate all the work Dustin and Dustin do to make this great podcast. Thank you!

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