In other words, I think that the little “oneism” vs. “twoism” explanation is good as far as it goes. It explains what it explains. There is a difference between Christianity and paganism, after all.
However, even the Apostle Paul saw some merit in some Roman ideas, ideas that were gleaned from pagan philosophers and poets. The Apostle John as well used a number of philosophical concepts that were actually borrowed from paganism. The idea that the God incarnate is the Logos is clearly taken from Greek philosophy. The idea that there is something which enlightens every man is also a borrowed concept.
Lately I have been thinking that maybe oneism vs. twoism is a bit simplistic. After all, Christianity itself has a kind of “oneism”. That is, there is only one God, not many. There is also only one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all. There is only one Church. Jesus Christ is the only Savior, the only way to God, the only source of truth revealed to mankind, the only source of life. That is all true.
Also, great Christian teachers and even saints have borrowed heavily from pagan philosophical concepts. No, that does not make them syncretistic or pagan themselves! It does show that there is some value in some of what the great philosophers of the ancient world discovered through seeking truth. No, they did not get all of God’s truth that way, but they could naturally see a lot of truth by using the reasoning abilities that God had given them.
St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas are two examples of men of God who were able to find truth in pagan philosophy and use it in their defense of the Gospel.
After all, all truth is God’s truth. If we focus too much on the “twoist” nature of Christianity, then we might miss the great “oneist” truths of the Bible. The Bible can be said to be both “oneist” and “twoist.” God’s truth is both, actually. It is oneist some ways, and twoist other ways.
Of course, Dr. Jones is focusing on monism, the philosophical concept behind pantheism. In that sense, oneism is definitely a blurring of the Creator-creature distinction.
So, I do not reject all that Dr. Jones teaches, but there is more to the subject than just that. In fact, I don’t really reject anything he teaches. I just think that there is a Biblical oneness - which he would not deny - and that pagans can, by using their God-given ability to reason, see and understand certain truths. No one can come to know Christ, though, without God’s revelation of the Gospel found in His Word.