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Are there two Gods or one?

Submitted: 7/2/2008
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Question: WE BELIEVE THAT God was manifest in flesh as the Man, Jesus of Nazareth, who is the Son of God, the Christ, and our Savior; that in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily; and that the name JESUS is the only personal name of Deity given among men whereby we must be saved. (1 Timothy 3:16; Romans 1:3; Matthew 16:16; John 4:42; Colossians 2:9; John 5:43; Hebrews 1:4; Philippians 2:9; Acts 4:12) WE BELIEVE THAT Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was fully human; that He was begotten of the Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, was crucified for our sins, rose bodily from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven, poured out the Holy Spirit, gave ministerial gifts to the Church, and is coming again to reward all human beings according to their works. (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:16; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9-11; 2:1-4; Ephesians 4:7-11; Revelation 22:12). The above 2 statements are in your 'What we believe' section. The statements of 'Son of God' in both paragraphs clearly show that there is a God who is a Father of a Son of God, 2 separate entities. My question is, are there 2 God persons or one God person?

Answer: There is one God. About 2000 years ago, this God came in the flesh and dwelled among man (1 Timothy 3:16; John 1:14). This flesh (His humanity) is called the Son of God because it was conceived and brought forth by the eternal Spirit of God. So on the one hand we have the eternal Spirit, who is the creator of all things, and on the other hand the begotten Son, who was the human element. We do not consider this to mean that there are two separate entities or two God persons. We would say that God is one and that God was manifested in the flesh.