Implications of Monotheism with Danny Dixon

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Danny André Dixon is a graduate of Abilene Christian University (1981: B.A. In Biblical Studies, New Testament emphasis; 1984: M.A. in Bible and Related Studies, stressing New Testament text). He has served churches as a Youth Minister in Nevada, Kansas, and California. He has also served as a Campus Evangelist with churches in discipleship ministries with students at Virginia Tech, UCLA, and USC in Los Angeles. In May of 2009 he graduated with a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

As a minister Danny was sent a copy of Anthony Buzzard’s The Doctrine of the Trinity: Christianity’s Self-Inflicted Wound and as a result began to question whether or not the doctrine of the Trinity was biblical. He was surprised when two of the elders at the church where he served adamantly discouraged him from even investigating this subject. Nevertheless, the other two elders supported him and Danny pressed on to unravel the mind-numbing nuanced distinctions endemic to the doctrine of the Trinity. After some time, he found the texts which support the ancient Jewish-Christian belief that God is strictly one individual to vastly outweigh the handful of trinitarian proof-texts he used to cling to and he found himself changing his position on the issue.

In our conversation, Danny describes what this process was like and also how shifting from complex “monotheism” to simple monotheism has aided him in following Jesus more closely. If this show interests you, feel free to visit Danny’s online discussion forum 4OneGod.net, watch the documentary The Human Jesus, or check out his free downloads from christianmonotheism.com.

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One Response to Implications of Monotheism with Danny Dixon

  1. According to the Bible, God [YHWH] is a single Person [MONO THEOS] because he is denoted by singular personal prounouns 20,000 times. If you don’t believe me, check this out:

    NAU 2 Kings 19:15 Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

    NAU Malachi 2:10 “Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?

    WEB Job 23:13 But he {is} in one {mind}, and who can turn him? and {what} his soul desireth, even {that} he doeth.

    NIV Job 23:13 “But he [God] stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.

    NAU Nehemiah 9:6 “You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.

    NAU Psalm 4:8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.

    NAU Psalm 83:18 That they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.

    NAU Psalm 86:10 For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.

    NAU Isaiah 26:13 O LORD our God, other masters besides You have ruled us; But through You alone we confess Your name.

    NAU Isaiah 37:20 “Now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, LORD, are God.”

    NLT Mark 12:29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.

    NAU John 5:44 “How can you believe, when you areceive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from cthe one and only God?

    AB Gal 3.20 “God is only one Person”.

    1 Cor 8.4-6 “There is one God, the Father”.

    NAU Revelation 15:4 “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED.”

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