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Can you help me get a deeper understanding of the Oneness of God?

Submitted: 8/26/2006
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Question: I believe strongly that God is one, and not three persons, but I am still struggling with what is going on with the man Jesus in heaven now that He is ascended and at the 'right hand of God.' Does Jesus have His own separate soul & spirit, as every human does? There is only one Spirit according to the Word. So, is His spirit separate from the Holy Spirit? Other than His humanity, how is Jesus separate from the Father? How does the man Jesus come to make abode in us as well as the Father? When God is all in all (1 Cor 15) does that mean the humanity of God is under the feet or just the mediatorial role? I am having a hard time even articulating my questions clearly. I hope you see where I am confused...

Answer: As a man, Jesus is a human being in every sense of the term. This means that whatever there is that makes a human being a human being, Jesus has it. As God, Jesus is the one omnipresent Spirit who created all things. We should never think of Jesus the man as being in any way separate from the Father, which is merely another term for the Spirit. The man is the Father manifested in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16)

When Paul wrote that there is 'one Spirit,' He was referring to the one eternal Spirit. But the Bible also says that God is 'the Father of spirits' (Hebrews 12:9). In addition to the one eternal spirit there are also angelic spirits, demonic spirits, and human spirits.

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 refers to the time when the Son's work as the mediator between God and man will come to an end. In other words, the work of saving man will be complete. But God's humanity will not end but will continue on throughout eternity. As Jesus Himself said, 'I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen' (Revelation 1:18).

We encourage you to read all of our articles on this subject found in the Apostolic Free Library, Shelf 1.