Well, I am saying that.... God is One (echad) in Unity not in numbers....May 17 2010 at 7:46 PM
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.... as documented in the Scriptures.
The bottom-line is, all of the Apologetic groups here believe that God is one in Number. Its a belief that even the Oneness people and the Unitarians could relate to. Whereas, I believe God is one in Unity. The Elohim (The plural of Eloah, God), who is one in Unity.
Deuteronomy 6:4 attests to this fact:
Hear, O Israel: The LORD (YHWH) our God (Elohim, plural referring to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, who were all individually called God), is ONE (united) LORD.
Note: Insertions are mine for clarity of presentation.
The use of ECHAD in Genesis 2:24 best explains the ECHAD of Deuteronomy 6:4. Therefore, when Moses said that the husband and wife (TWO BEINGS) would become ECHAD (one), that is a collective one of two beings.
ONE IN UNITY is used in that case (Gen. 2:24), when the husband and wife were called ONE by God. How can the two in number, be One? This is possible only in the sense of UNITY.
We can understand John 10:30 in this sense, I and my Father are one. One in Unity not in number. It is also in this sense that the thousands can be one like the builders of the tower of Babel in Gen 11:6. Even the millions of Christians can be one in this sense according to John 17:21.