Jesus’ Only, also known as Oneness Pentecostal claim that Jesus Christ is the Father(in Spirit) and the Son(in Flesh), a position they hold as a result of denying the orthodox position of three distinct persons in One and Only God, Triune God.
The problem with claiming that Jesus Christ is the Father and the Son arises when both the Father and the Son interact with each other; Example: The Son being at the bosom of his Father,(Jn 1:18 cf: Lazarus at Abraham’s’ bosom Lk 16:23-24), the Father creating through the Son(Jn 1:3, 1 Cor 8:6 ,Col 1:16, Heb 1:2), the Son committing his spirit to the Father(cf:Jn 19:30 Jn 11:33 Matt 27:50, Mk 2:8, Jn 13:21 cf: Stephen in Acts 7:59), the Son been the Mediator between the Father and sons of God(1 Tim 2:5, Heb 9:15 Heb 12:24) and interceding for us(Rom 8: 27 + 34, Heb 7:25, 9:24, advocates 1 John 2:1).
What could be the one verse that could tear down the walls of Jesus’ Only theology, namely one person one God?
And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.(Rev 5:7 ESV)
Looking at the context, you would see that Jesus’ Only cannot give a fully explanation of this verse without finding themselves in a difficult position to defend. Rev. 5 context paints the following picture.
Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me,
“Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.(Revelation 5 ESV Emphasis added )
The Lamb who was slain, Christ Jesus went and took the scroll from the him who sits on the throne. How can this be explain if the Lamb and the one who sits on the throne is one person?