Tag Archives: 1 God Over All

One God in the Fourth Century

https://youtu.be/OZeMX_Ni6O0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] In the early fourth century Alexander, Athanasius, and others began teaching the Father and Son are coeternal and coequal. Arius, Eusebius, and others rejected the Son’s eternity because he was begotten and thus had a beginning. In 325, Constantine called the council of Nicea, which produced a new creed saying…
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One God in Early Church History

https://youtu.be/Or5KAXkc6Jc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] In the first three centuries, Christians held a variety of christologies, including subordinationist and egalitarian. The only egalitarian theory prior to the fourth century was modalism—the Son just is the Father (held by Sabellius and others). Nearly all Christians held to one of three subordination christologies. The Gnostic approach saw…
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Spirit of God & Christ

https://youtu.be/zWrN8EX8lLs By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Throughout the majority of the Scriptures, God’s spirit simply refers to God’s presence or activity. God’s spirit is how he can be present (immanent) even while he is in heaven (transcendent). We looked at 5 reasons why the spirit cannot be an independent person from the Father, including not having…
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Christ’s Exaltation & Priestly Service

https://youtu.be/kdKv52WkI5Q By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] God exalted Jesus to his right hand above other heavenly authorities and powers. To be at someone’s right hand is NOT a position of equal authority. Colossians 1:15-20 poetically describes how God initiated a new created order in, through, and for Christ who is the firstborn, the beginning, and the…
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Christ’s Crucifixion & Resurrection

https://youtu.be/2VKGow9UMUI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] God has the properties of aseity, immortality, and imperishability. Jesus depended on God during his time on earth and still depends on him even now in heaven. Jesus died, thus he is not immortal. Claiming that only impersonal human nature died cheapens our Lord’s sacrifice. What makes Christ’s death for…
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Jesus Called God?

https://youtu.be/MvQ32LLM9cU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] We examined three types of texts in which Jesus might be called God: those with textual issues, translation issues, and interpretation issues. Kaiser, Barclay, and Wright explained that these kinds of verses are fraught with problems. We covered three with textual issues: 1 Tim 3.16; 1 John 5.7-8, and John…
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Jesus, God’s Agent

https://youtu.be/QMuPKnxjnV4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] God works through agents whether messengers or deputies. When messengers speak for God, they speak as if they are God, because they are his agents. God's original intention for making humanity in his image was that we would rule over the world for him. God's representatives include his divine counsel,…
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Jesus, God’s Messiah

https://youtu.be/E9MsX28Vtqo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Jesus is the Messiah. A messiah is someone anointed by God to rule over the world and usher in the messianic age. Messiah is interchangeable with “king of the Jews,” “son of David,” and “son of God.” Son of God has two meanings: (1) a synonym for messiah and (2)…
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Yahweh, the God of Jesus

https://youtu.be/grx1Uq-m_Vg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Jesus and the Jewish scribe agreed that the Shema defines who God is (Mark 12:29-30). The word echad means “one” not “compound unity”. The scribe interpreted “The LORD is one” to mean “he is one, and there is no other besides him” (Mark 12:32). Jesus denied that was good in…
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Yahweh Versus the Idols

https://youtu.be/LqrdJfeL_zo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Israel could not shake her addiction to idolatry during the period of the judges and the kings (roughly seven centuries). God repeatedly sent prophets to call Israel to forsake idolatry and worship Yahweh alone. Eventually God decided to use the Babylonian empire to punish his people for their infidelity, carrying…
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