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The ONENESS Doctrine

   What is this teaching? Is such a teaching scripturally sound, or poisoned by preconceived notions rooted in theory and speculation? To distinguish sound doctrine from fallacy, truth from error, right from wrong, we must look to scripture for guidance and understanding — the light of truth and way of life.
      To begin this study, let us consider the words of Deuteronomy 6:4 which says, Hear O Israel, Yahweh our Mighty One is Yahweh one. This verse in Hebrew uses the word Eloheinu, translated as “our mighty one” (Deut. 6:4) — the word Elohim with the first-person plural suffix attached. Now the im ending in the Hebrew word Elohim is masculine plural, that is like adding an s to an English word to show more than one. But when Elohim is used in reference to Yahweh it is always translated in the singular due to the surrounding verbs being in the singular (Elohim is Strong’s #430.)
      Looking now at Genesis 1:26 we read, “And Elohim said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...’” Here the words Us and Our are a true and correct translation of the Hebrew text, thus showing more than one personage involved in creating man. This would be in agreement with Colossians 1:14-17, which speaks of Yahshua being “the image of the invisible El,” saying, “for by Him were all things created” and “by Him all things consist.” In John 17:21 Yahshua prayed, that they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me and I in Thee, that they all may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. (See also John 10:30).
      Becoming one with Yahweh and Yahshua requires a transformation of the flesh to Spirit. That is to say, the fleshly desires must be denied, sanctified and replaced by things which are spiritual. Romans 8:4-6 tells us, That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Herein lies the key to becoming one with Yahweh — “the righteousness of the law.”
      Two times the tablets of testimony, i.e., the Ten Commandments, were given to Moses. The first set of tablets were broken when Moses saw the golden calf, as stated in Exodus 32:16-20, And the tables were the work of Elohim, and the writing was the writing of Elohim graven upon the tablets. And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses. “There is a noise in the camp.” And he said, “It is not the voices that shout for mastery (war), neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.” And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he cast the tablets out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and the ground it to powder, and strawed (scattered) it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
      The reason for Moses breaking the tablets of testimony was because of Israel's disobedience and not that Yahweh’s commandments were defective. This we see in Exodus 34:1, And Yahweh said unto Moses, “Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first and I will write upon these tablets the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.” 
      These are the same words, no revision, no additions or subtractions. This is because Yahweh changes not as we are told in Malachi 3:6,  For I am Yahweh, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed, and Hebrew 13:8-9, Yahshua Messiah the same yesterday, and today and forever. We also read in James 1:17 that, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.
      As Yahweh and Yahshua are united in oneness, so are the commandments which Yahweh gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. John 1:1-3, 14, in speaking of Yahshua says: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim. The Same was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we behold His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
      To become one with Yahweh requires obedience to His law as seen in Isaiah 8:20, To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. And Matthew 12:50, For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.
      For the Jews and those who join themselves to them are governed by one law, as stated in Numbers 15:15-16, One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before Yahweh. One law and one manner shall be for you and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
      Yahshua was asked, “What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” He answered, “If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt. 19:16-17). Yahshua then quoted from the Ten Commandments (vs.18-19).
The oneness of Yahweh extends to all who will do His will. Yahshua, who was with Yahweh at creation and lived among men, gave us an example to follow. He said, Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light, Matthew 11:28-30.
      Commandment keeping is not a burden to those who love Yahweh and seek to do his will.

-Brother Richard Anderson

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