Saturday, January 31, 2009

One in Biblical Theology

Oneness is a quality of God and is a symbol of unity.

The Shema says: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” (Deut 6:4)

“First, God is the only God. Other gods have no right whatsoever. They must not be worshipped (Ex 20:1-6). God has created heaven and earth (Gen 1)…God’s reign is unrestricted by time and place.
“Second, there is only one God for all people…
“Third, there are no gradations in deity.”

Quote from Dictionary of Biblical Imagery edited by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III

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