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Do You See The Errors?

Here is a doctrinal statement taken from a church.  Can you spot the doctrinal errors?

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16).

Did you notice how they defined the Godhead?  This is nothing more than modalism.  Notice the wording, “God has revealed Himself” and they say that God has manifested Himself as our Father, in His Son, and as the Holy Spirit.  We don’t have three distinct persons here but rather one God and three manifestations of the one God.  This the age-old heresy called modalism.  It has many problems.  One is what do you do with the baptism of Jesus in Matthew 3:13-17?  What do you do with the incarnation of Christ in Luke 1:35?  What do you do with the clear distinctions made by the New Testament writers about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?

The best books I have read on this subject are:

1.  A Definitive Look at Oneness Theology by Edward Dalcour

2.  The Forgotten Trinity by James White.

3.  The Deep Things of God by Fred Sanders.

4.  What The Bibles Says About God the Redeemer by Jack Cottrell.

5.  Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity by Gregory Boyd.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

04/06/2012 at 9:16 PM

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