During the past couple of years, I have produced over a dozen threads focusing on the doctrine of the 'Monarchy of God the Father' (link to germane threads).
There seems to be a growing number of Christians who are embracing this important doctrine, having discerned the early Church Fathers and councils retained the clear Biblical teaching, and that beginning in the late 4th century, there was a movement away from the established teaching of the Monarchy of God Father to the Monarchy of an essence/ousia—i.e. the 'one God' of the Bible and early Church was no longer a person, but a thing/what.
For sometime now, I have been pondering over what additional assistance could be provided to those who have taken the time to read through the threads linked to above (threads which have included links to important contributions made by others—e.g. Ryan and Drake), but have not yet embraced the important doctrine of the Monarchy of God the Father; and yesterday, the thought of a body of pointed questions came to mind. I have chosen the following questions—with relevant Biblical references—for interested persons to reflect on.
Does/is the 'One God' of the Bible:
Owe their existence to another? (John 5:26; 6:57)
Do the 'will' of another? (John 5:30; 6:38)
'Taught' by another? (John 5:19; 8:28; 12:49)
'Sent' by another? (John 5:30, 36; 12:49; 14:26)
The 'image' of another? (Col. 1:15; 2 Cor. 4:4; Heb. 1:3)
Have a 'God'? (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34; John 20:17; 1 Cor. 3:23; 11:3; Rev. 3:2, 12)
To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.
Grace and peace,