Pentecostals cite four major reasons for believing in divine healing. Jakes has roots in the oneness pentecostal movement,9 and his doctrinal statement currently proclaims his belief in three dimensions or manifestations of the one. Oneness pentecostalism does not teach that one is saved by works, but rather that there is more required of one wishing to be saved which salvation is offered entirely due to and by. Jakes is part of the oneness pentecostal movement, coming from a united pentecostal background. The oneness pentecostalism, also known as the jesus only movement or oneness theology, teaches that there is only one god, but denies the triunity of god. Of course, there are obvious examples of this, like the mormons and the jehovahs witnesses. Oneness pentecostal theology one god became one man. Knowledgeable oneness believers affirm that the one true god also became one true man in the incarnation through the virgin. In the near 25 years since the publication of gregory boyds oneness pentecostals and the trinity there has been a dearth of critical interaction with the arguments and exegetical underpinnings of oneness pentecostal theology. Having said that, this book in an incredible treasure of well organized detail painting a multidimensional image of who god is and how his incarnation can be understood. Questions that oneness people cant answer the oneness doctrine teaches among other heretical teachings that one is saved by baptism, and that god damns believers who love and trust in christ to hell, over a mere technicality. A book must meet at least two main criteria to be a best seller. Therefore, a oneness cant actually believe this god speaks from heaven as father, addressing his son without contradicting his own.
Nov 27, 2014 so when a oneness pentecostal reads jesus saying, father, into your hands, i commit my spirit, luke 23. Such is the case with the oneness pentecostal church. I am an ardent believer in oneness apostolic theology and have entered covenant relationship with god as described by the author. A oneness pentecostal theology kindle edition by david s. David norris has written an excellent, longneeded study of oneness pentecostal theology for those inside and outside the movement. There is one god who reveals himself in different modes. The present volume endeavors to bring together in one. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Dieter, the development of 19th century holiness theology, wesleyan theological journal 20. United pentecostal church international, apostolic. Harvestime radio program, the new birth, the oneness of god. Answering the charge of cultism by david bernard, currently superintendent of the united pentecostal church international and president of urshan graduate school of theology both entities that adhere to oneness pentecostalism.
Oneness pentecostal theology a synopsis the distinctive theology of ops is for me best construed as a twentiethcentury appropriation, or better, adaptation, of themes drawn from specifically jewish christian nt materials. He currently teaches as a professor of biblical studies and apostolic leadership at urshan graduate school of. Oneness pentecostalism and the trinity by robert m. It is a disturbing fact that the most vigorous form of antitrinitarianism currently on the market is to be found within the sphere of conservative evangelicalism. A oneness pentecostal theology on your kindle in under a minute.
A necessary task at this point is to introduce briefly at least the contours of oneness pentecostalism. Books refuting oneness pentecostal beliefs you may also wish to check our amazon special offers page and our page on amazon of material related in some way to spiritual abuse jesus only churches by e. Open as pdf oneness pentecostal theology affirms that there exists only one god in all the universe. Oneness pentecostal theology affirms that there exists only one god in all the universe. Of the ten major papers presented at the symposium, this was the only one presented by a united pentecostal. The treatment of the oneness of god is simple, but the truths are profound, scholarly, and priceless.
Specifically, it affirms the biblical presentation of the one true god existing as three coequal, coeternal, and coexistent distinct personsthe father, and the son jesus, and the holy spirit. In i am, the author engages hundreds of academic works to construct a particular kind of argument. I cant speak for everyone who believes in oneness, but for our organization if you want to call it that i can. A second book by the author addressing oneness beliefs, released in july 2016. This set includes volumes 14 of the pentecostal theology series by david k. Pentecostalism is a holistic faith, and the belief that jesus is healer is one quarter of the full gospel.
Norris, i am a oneness pentecostal theology hazelwood, mo. What i am here to say is that this book was written as an expose of oneness teachings, but clearly dr. For christians, this event commemorates the descent of the holy spirit upon the followers of jesus christ, as described in the second. The language employed by oneness pentecostals is consistently more faithful to the plain words of the 66 books of the old and the new testament. Combining theological, biblical, and historical method, norris works to demonstrate that.
Bernard pentecostal theology the oneness of god volume 1 434227 oneness god. The onenesstrinitarian pentecostal dialogue illustrates the contemporary. Hi, i myself am what you would call a oneness pentecostal or apostolic. Chapter 1 was originally presented as a paper at the 1989 annual meeting of the society for pentecostal studies, which was held in fresno, california, in november of that year. An astonishing number of professing christians today reject the doctrine of the trinity. Oct, 2009 in i am, the author engages hundreds of academic works to construct a particular kind of argument. The term pentecostal is derived from pentecost, the greek name for the jewish feast of weeks. Jan 16, 2018 knowledgeable oneness believers affirm that the one true god also became one true man in the incarnation through the virgin. A refutation of baptismal regeneration as taught in oneness. So when a oneness pentecostal reads jesus saying, father, into your hands, i commit my spirit, luke 23.
The case for oneness theology book the globa impact. Oneness theology modalism was the predominant view of. Then there are the christian liberals who reject the trinity along with the incarnation as myths. May 03, 2014 essay theology oneness pentecostalism. Swarbrick a refutation of baptizmal regeneration as taught by oneness pentecostalism. Unlike jehovahs witnesses, who deny the trinity by demoting jesus to a mere. Published in the 1993 issue of forward a quartely magazine for united pentecostal international ministers. The oneness of god series in pentecostal theology, vol 1. The christian musical trio phillips, craig, and dean are all ministers in the upci. Apostolic, jesus only, jesus name baptism, prophecy wheel, emphasis on acts 2. I d much rather be caught offending so called religious councils and clergyman that decided what the bible meant in 325ad than offend the plain ordinary language of the bible. Rejecting a triumphalistic reading of church history, he argues that the first century church had a very specific christological confession, one very different from what the church later came to believe. Rejecting a triumphalistic reading of church history.
In this penetrating analysis of oneness theology and practice, gregory boyd reveals the experience of four years of personal involvement in a oneness church. The oneness pentecostal movement teaches that the biblical, apostolic, christian doctrine of god, which it commonly calls oneness, excludes the modern doctrine of the trinity. If oneness allows more than one person to exist at a time, then they are no longer oneness they no longer believe that god is one person the fundamental belief of modalism or oneness theology. Jul 11, 2009 a necessary task at this point is to introduce briefly at least the contours of oneness pentecostalism. Rejecting a triumphalistic reading of church history, he argues that the first century church had. The oneness theology of the united pentecostal church. I am not getting on here to discuss the doctrines presented in the book. The core doctrine of oneness pentecostal jesus only is that jesus is the father and jesus is the spirit. Contemporary dialogue between oneness and trinitarian pentecostals has been.
Oneness theology specifically maintains that god is absolutely and indivisibly one. A definitive look at oneness theology pdf department. We do believe that god can manifest himself as all threethe father, the son, and the holy spirit. It must be written interestingly and must fill a need. Posted by in facebooks pentecostal theology group view the original post overview. Oneness pentecostalism profile watchman fellowship. Oneness theology modalism was the predominant view of the early christians oneness modalism was once the most popular christian theology the historical evidence proves that oneness modalistic monarchianism was once the most popular christian belief within the first three hundred years of christian history and that the trinitarian doctrine was. I am using the term pentecostal to refer to an increasingly diverse movement which. It derives its distinctive name from its teaching on the godhead, which is popularly referred to as the oneness doctrine, a form of modalistic monarchianism. A definitive look at oneness theology pdf department of. Pentecostalism from pentecost, the day on which the gift of the holy spirit was given to the apostles originated from the wesleyan holiness movement of the nineteenth century, which emphasized personal faith, proper living, and the imminent return of the gifts of the holy spirit.
Jakes says he has moved away from a oneness view of the godhead to embrace an orthodox definition of the trinity and that some in the oneness pentecostal movement now consider him a heretic. However, the position misrepresents the nature of god and has been considered a heresy since about the third century. The trinity is the doctrine that there is one god who manifests himself as three distinct, simultaneous persons. The jesus only oneness pentecostal doctrine of god. In i am, david norris engages hundreds of academic works to construct a particular kind of argument.
Thus, there is a distinction between god as god and immanuel god with. Jakes hold this view, as do people who are oneness pentecostal or oneness baptist. In addition to their view of the godhead, oneness pentecostals have many. Oneness theology modalism was the predominant view of the. In other words, oneness theology does not recognize the distinct embodiments of the one almighty godhead of father, son, and spirit. I highly endorse this writing inasmuch as steven ritchie has proven himself to possess an accurate apostolic apologetic. Calvin beisner to read an excerpt of this book click here.
Oneness pentecostals believe that trinitarian doctrine is a tradition of men and neither scriptural nor a teaching of god, and cite the absence of the word trinity from the bible as one evidence of this. Rejecting a triumphalistic reading of church history, he argues that the firstcentury church had a very specific christological confession. In january, 2012, the baptist press reported, bishop t. Early oneness pentecostalism, garfield thomas haywood, and the interracial pentecostal assemblies of the world 19061931 by talmadge leon french a thesis submitted to the university of birmingham for the degree of doctor of philosophy school of philosophy, theology, and religion college of arts and law the university of birmingham. The case for oneness theology is a compilation of impressive, anointed, and uncontested proof of the oneness of god and christ. The trinity, the definition of chalcedon, and oneness theology web page by james white the man, his ministry, and his movement. This teaching of the jesus only oneness pentecostals has been around for centuries, in one form or another, as modalism.
Jesus christ himself spoke of this type of oneness and the unity between the father and he, and ourselves his disciples and he. I am a oneness pentecostal, who was raised trinitarian with a baptist minister for a father, so i am extremely familiar with the whole works vs. This doctrine states that there is one god, a singular. This book critically examines the claims of oneness theology in light of biblical exegesis. I like to refer to it as the stealth bomber of the cults, because by using the name pentecostal, it flies in under the radar and is not recognized as a cult. Oneness pentecostalism also known as apostolic, jesus name pentecostalism, or jesus only movement is a movement within the christian family of churches known as pentecostalism. Rejecting a triumphalistic reading of church history, he argues that the firstcentury church had a very specific christological confession, one very different from what the church later came to believe. Id much rather be caught offending so called religious councils and clergyman that decided what the bible meant in 325ad than offend the plain ordinary language of the bible. Bernard born november 20, 1956 in baton rouge, louisiana is a oneness pentecostal theologian and currently serves as the general superintendent of the united pentecostal church international, the largest oneness pentecostal organization with constituents worldwide. Pentecostalism vs the charismatic movement pentecostal theology. Oneness pentecostalism and their false doctrine of. Although oneness pentecostals belief in christs deity establishes some common ground with other christians, their aggressive denial of the trinity has nonetheless fostered their indisputably sub.298 447 678 685 728 1477 374 938 1272 91 385 154 11 245 1155 1052 1091 337 253 280 646 199 1290 409 1032 1492 1374 880 1384 1295 1397 270 1077 1469 1125 744