What was the extent of the influence of non-Christian Greek philosophy on the development of Christian doctrine after the Bible was written? Joel Hemphill tells his audience that the understanding of God as a Trinity of beings was shaped by Greek philosophy rather than by Jesus and the Bible itself. Hemphill indicates that the original Christian understanding of God was not that the one God is two or three “Persons,” but rather that the true God is eternally one individual – the Father alone. Hemphill goes on to say that for original Christianity to be fully restored today, we must remove post-biblical Greek philosophical developments from church teachings.
About the Author: Joel Hemphill
Joel Hemphill has traveled extensively singing, and preaching the word of God. He has written more than 350 songs including the gospel music classics "Consider the Lilies," "He's still working on me," "Master of the Wind" and a number of other well-known favorites. The Hemphills recorded some 27 albums and had numerous No. 1 and Top 10 songs. Joel was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame on October 11, 2007. Led of God, Joel Hemphill came to more understanding about the One God of the Bible. In 2005 he wrote a book about his journey of faith entitled “To God be the Glory.” Since that time, he has written three other books on One God issues and traveled extensively speaking about the understanding that the Father is the only true God and that Jesus is the Christ, God’s Messiah.