The following is an outline that I had to do for an assignment to use if we were going to explain the Oneness of God to someone who has not heard of this doctrine:


  1. The Names of God.
    1. In Hebrew, the name of God is YHWH; sometimes represented in the Bible by LORD or GOD in all capital letters (Deut. 6:4, Is. 33:22, Ezek. 28:6).
    2. Jehovah is the English translation of YHWH. We see several compound names for God throughout the Old Testament, such as Jehovah-jireh, God our provider (Gen. 22:14) and Jehovah-shalom, God our peace (Judges 6:24).
    3. Jesus is the redemptive name of God in the New Testament. Jesus encompasses and supersedes all of the names of God in the Bible (John 14:14, Acts 4:12, Acts 10:43, Phil. 2:9-10, Col. 3:17).


     2. “Let us make man in our image.” (Gen. 1:26)

    1. Most often, this verse is used to promote a trinitarian viewpoint.
    2. Explanations for oneness include:
      1. God conversing with the angels
      2. God counseling with His own will (Ephes. 1:11)
      3. Plural pronouns agreeing with the plural noun Elohim
      4. A majestic or literal plural
      5. Prophetic reference to the future manisfestation
  1.      3. God, without presumption, declares that He is God alone (Is. 44:8, Is. 44:24, Hosea 13:4)


3. “[Jesus] is seated at the right hand of God.” (Col. 3:1)

  1. Several verses state that Jesus is at the right hand of God (Heb. 1:3, Heb. 12:2, 1 Pet. 3:22, Acts 7:55-56).
  2. “The right hand” denotes that Christ possess all of the power, authority, glory, and preeminence of God (Ex. 15:6, Matt. 26:64-65, Acts 2:34). This position also describes Jesus’ current role as mediator (Rom. 8:34, Heb. 8:1). 
  3. The One on the throne and the Lamb of Revelation 5 is symbolic of the Incarnation and Atonement. The Lamb is actually located “at the center of the throne” (Rev. 7:17).


4. God is our Creator-Savior, God is One.

    1. The omniscient Creator told man how to live. Knowing that the temptation of sin would corrupt His creation from the beginning, His Word was with Him (John 1:1). The Word was made flesh (John 1:14) and would redeem us as the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8).
    2. The incarnate body of God (Jesus) showed man how to live, paid the penalty for sin, and, through His Spirit, provided hope, joy, and peace (Rom. 15:13). Man committed the first sin and only a perfect man could restore the original relationship with God (1 Cor. 15:45).
    3. In Jesus Christ is the One God incarnate (Matt. 1:23). In Him we have healing, deliverance, victory, and salvation (Col. 2:9-10). The fulfillment of salvation is realized by the One who never gave up on His beloved creation (1 Cor. 15:53-55).
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