A. What does the Bible say about Oneness? The Son was created by the Father, which is why He is known as the Son, Revelation 3:14, John 5:26. He is never called a colleague, associate, or co-regent. Paul said the Father is head of the Son, as all fathers are, 1Corinthians 11:3. Ephesians 4:6 says the Father is above all. Several passages either tell us directly or demonstrate to us that the Father is greater than the Son:John 8:42, 13:16, 14:28, 1Corinthians 15:28, and Philippians 2:9.
Yahshua said he could do nothing of Himself but only what the Father does, John 5:19. The Father shows His supremacy by being the only one with immortality, 1Timothy 6:15, which He gives to His Son, John 5:26, 10:28.
Yahshua told a woman as well as others that they would worship the Father. The only change would be in location: “Yahshua saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father,”John 4:21. Two verses later He said, “But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him,” John 4:23. In His model prayer of John 17 He tells us to pray to the Father. He never mentions the Son.
The Messiah was never really worshiped in Scripture, only given profound honor, if you follow the meaning of the Greek. While on earth He was human. Note that he made a distinction between what He was in heaven and then on earth. John 17:5 says, “And now, O Father, honor me with thine own self with the majesty which I had with you before the world was.” Philippians 2:6-8 reads, “Who, being in the form of Yahweh, thought it not robbery to be equal [Gr. 2470 isos = agree together] with Yahweh: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form [Gr. 3444 morphe= nature, essence] of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the [torture] stake.”
Yahshua was divested of His former Yahweh-like glory and He became physical man here on earth so that we would have a perfect example to follow in all our own trials and temptations.
For more information, watch Pastor Folliard’s message exposing Modalism (Oneness):