First, there is one indivisible god with no distinction of persons. Any errors in this scanned version of this book are not the responsibility of david k. The oneness of god is jesus in the godhead or is the. Both old testament and new testament contain numerous references to gods oneness.
Essentials of oneness theology was first presented. Bernard jackson, mississippi 12 for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of god romans 3. Bernard html at items below if any are from related and broader terms. We also explore the relationships and distinctions among the three terms of father, son and holy ghost. Second, jesus christ is the fullness of the godhead incarnate. Though he later claims that he and the father are one, that oneness does not include absolute equality. It derives its distinctive name from its teaching on the godhead, which is popularly referred to as the oneness doctrine, a form of modalistic monarchianism. Oneness pentecostalism also known as apostolic, jesus name pentecostalism, or jesus only movement is a movement within the christian family of churches known as pentecostalism. A history of christian doctrine volume 1 kindle edition by david k.
While i take issue with much of what he teaches about oneness i must acknowledge the genius of his book gods infallible word. The bible teaches that god is an invisible spirit, yet it also describes him in terms that relate to the human body. He now serves new life austin as a pastoral advisor. Bernard pentecostal theology volume 2 new the birth 434718 new birth sigs. The oneness of god series in pentecostal theology, vol 1. An honest look at christ and christianity, plus other selected essays 2004, by david allan multiple formats at. Bernard has presented the oneness of god in a way thats constantly backed by scripture. It is a library of information squeezed into one volume. Bernard 4 editions first published in 1983 not in library. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading oneness and trinity. The present volume endeavors to bring together in one book a complete discussion of the godhead. Oneness and trinity kindle edition by bernard, david k download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
The one god is father of all creation, father of the only begotten son, and father of. Oneness pentecostalism and the trinity by robert m. View notes the oneness of god from bible 101 at college of biblical studies, houston. This merger united about 400 oneness pentecostal ministers. One indivisible god with no distinction of persons 2. Rather, he is showing that because of their oneness, there is perfect communication between them, with the father leading the way by. The united pentecostal church international or upci is the worlds largest apostolic. Has not one god created us comment if the trinitarian view of the word one means unity, then this passage of the bible would do injustice to the other two supposedly divine persons the. The onness of god david bernard linkedin slideshare.
Then there are the christian liberals who reject the trinity along with the incarnation as myths. The oneness of god pentecostal theology the oneness of god. Bernard s most popular book is the oneness of god series in pentecostal theology. Apostolic teaching david bernard the one true god duration. Websters dictionary defines it as the theological interpretation of the person and work of christ. The present volume endeavors to bring together in one. Thank god for guiding me for the past many years in. Pentecostal theology the oneness of god volume 1 david k. Well, if you say that the father died on the cross, you are led instantly into absurdity. Bernard is the general superintendent of the united pentecostal church international. Overall i would give this book a five out of five, because, scriptures that i have read and not realized the power that they had.
Bernard has 61 books on goodreads with 4462 ratings. Bernard christology simply means the doctrine of christ. Of course, there are obvious examples of this, like the mormons and the jehovahs witnesses. Oneness and trinity kindle edition by bernard, david k. Jesus could be seen not as the lord of glory, but as an asinine individual with serious mental deficiencies, for if he is the father, it comes unthinkable that he would say, the father is greater than i. Bernards most popular book is the oneness of god series in pentecostal theology. Aug 17, 2017 the oneness of god by david bernard tract.
This is one of the clearest apologetic writings on the topic of gods oneness. Aug 25, 2015 what is wrong with the oneness view of god. A very through and scriptural study about the nature of god and his godhead, david k bernard uses his logical approach as a mathematician and his understanding about law as a lawyer to build a sound biblical argument showing that the oneness theology is placed squarely on the authority of the word of god. Oneness of god written by david k bernard, free downloadable. Gods infallible word gods infa l libl e word gods infa. The nook book ebook of the oneness of god by david k. The oneness of god series in pentecostal theology, vol 1 by. He goes above and beyond in providing scriptural proof of this bible based doctrine. The treatment of the oneness of god is simple, but the truths are profound, scholarly, and priceless. An astonishing number of professing christians today reject the doctrine of the trinity.
This set includes volumes 14 of the pentecostal theology series by david k. The doctrine of oneness can be stated in two affirmations. Bible does not use trinity or persons for god the biblical doctrine of god 1. The back cover of beisners booklet promises to vide essential and liable information and fights on oneness pentecostalism. Bernard deny any direct link between the apostolic church and the current oneness movement, believing that modern pentecostalism is a total restoration originating from a stepbystep separation within protestantism, and culminating in the final restoration of the early apostolic church. This online version contains chapters 1, 4, and and is based on the first edition of the oneness of god. Oct 20, 2010 author of the oneness of god, the new birth, a history of christian doctrine, essential doctrines of the bible, essentials of holiness, god s infallible word, essentials of oneness theology, a handbook of basic doctrines. It asserts the oneness of god and the absolute deity of jesus christ. Rev david k bernard oneness of god united pentecostal church duration. The oneness theology of the united pentecostal church. The oneness of god pentecostal theology the oneness of. Questions and answers about the doctrine of the oneness of god by david a.
Every time he makes a statement it is followed with scripture not an opinion backed by philosophies of men. If there is only one god and that god is the father malachi 2. Questions and answers about the doctrine of the oneness of. As to his human nature, jesus is davids descendant matthew 1. Essentials of oneness theology according to one estimate, a fourth of american pentecostals adhere to the doctrine known as oneness. God as taught by the biblethe doctrine we have labeled oneness. Huston this paper is presented as a response to those who believe that god is either two or three divine persons or beings. Bernard born november 20, 1956 in baton rouge, louisiana is a oneness pentecostal theologian and currently serves as the general superintendent of the united pentecostal church international, the largest oneness pentecostal organization with constituents worldwide. The oneness of god is jesus in the godhead or is the godhead in jesus. Godthe manifestation of god in fleshbecause the spirit of god caused the conception to take place in marys womb luke 1. But while all professing christians believe in the oneness of god, they are irreconcilably divided over. Bernard, the future of oneness pentecostalism, in synan, spiritempowered. You shall love the lord your god with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your. All of god is in jesus christ, and we find all we need in him.
David bernard is a respected pentecostal theologian, and many of his writings on points of doctrine and soteriology have become core texts in pentecostal seminary study. Both old testament and new testament contain numerous references to god s oneness. Bernard, i felt that the author did a wonderful job explaining the oneness of god. We identify four significant sociorhetorical factors in the monotheistic deification of jesus. Jul 28, 2012 this book offers a very thorough bible based explanation of the oneness doctrine. White i will try and sum up the oneness of god in malachi 2. The oneness doctrine recognizes that the scriptures without any doubt reveals god as the father, in the son, and as the holy spirit. An honest look at christ and christianity, plus other selected essays 2004, by. For a detailed discussion of the various doctrinal and historical points that the booklet raises, see the following books by david k bernard, published by word aflame press. Questions and answers about the doctrine of the oneness of god. Defining the oneness of god the oneness of god is undeniably revealed in the scriptures. In his book the oneness of god he plainly and openly teaches modalism, and declares that oneness is a new synonym for it emphasis added. My little children, these things write i unto you, that ye sin not. Oneness of god written by david k bernard, free downloadable ebook for personal enrichment.
I have read this book twice and always enjoy books by him. Bishop bernard is the founding pastor of new life austin. He and his wife, connie, started our church in 1992 and served at new life fulltime till 2010 when he became the the general superintendent of the united pentecostal church international, which is headquartered in st. A very through and scriptural study about the nature of god and his godhead, david k bernard uses his logical approach as a mathematician and his understanding about law as a lawyer to build a sound biblical argument showing that the oneness theology is placed squarely on. A second look a study guide for the new birth a study guide for the oneness of god booklets. But while all professing christians believe in the oneness of god, they are irreconcilably divided over the actual meaning of his oneness. As to his divine nature, jesus is the one god revealed in the old testament. A book must meet at least two main criteria to be a best seller. Bernard, the oneness view of jesus christ hazelwood, mo. The oneness of god, the new birth, in search of holiness, prac tical holiness. We see a plurality in the godhead, yet a oneness of god. He currently teaches as a professor of biblical studies and apostolic leadership at urshan graduate school of theology. Printed in the united states of america printed by library of congress cataloginginpublication data bernard, david k. It must be written interestingly and must fill a need.
The title of this book is the oneness of god series in pentecostal theology, vol 1 and it was written by david k. This book offers a very thorough bible based explanation of the oneness doctrine. This electronic book was enhanced to support hyperlinks for footnotes, references and more. Essentials of oneness theology essentials of the new birth essentials of holiness essential doctrines of the bible understanding the. The treatment of the oneness of god in this book is designed to be simple.
Printed in united states of america printed by library of congress cataloginginpublication data bernard, david k. Many trinitarians use these descriptions to support their doctrine, particularly passages that speak of the right hand of god and the face of god. He is god the fatherthe jehovah of the old testamentrobed in the flesh. Bernard takes the time to give the reader plenty of scripture based explanations of how god is one in every way possible. David bernard is the authority on oneness theology. Oneness of god by david bernard life tabernacle church. Oneness christology by david k bernard oneness symposium. This doctrine states that there is one god, a singular.723 719 584 1579 584 211 1478 1023 1044 1655 1508 108 608 1438 209 1063 1499 613 283 1602 1317 1615 1570 148 470 750 1517 1247 511 428 297 610 1351 152 383 839 205 230 419 959 603 259 1221 366 1399 335 781 169