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Jesus Only - Oneness Theology

Jesus Only - Oneness Theology

"Jesus Only" (The United Pentecostal Church) movement, also known as Oneness Pentecostalism or Oneness Theology, teaches that there is only one God, and denies the Trinity, the tri-unity of God

In other words, Oneness Theology does not recognize the distinct persons of the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

They see God as having various forms / modes / manifestations— some see Jesus Christ as the one God, who sometimes manifests Himself as the Father or as the Holy Spirit. 

The core doctrine of Oneness Pentecostal / Jesus Only is that Jesus IS the Father and Jesus IS the Spirit. There is one God who reveals Himself in different "modes."

This teaching of the Jesus Only / Oneness Pentecostals has been around for centuries, in one form or another, as Modalism. Modalism and the Oneness doctrine teaches that God operated in different forms or modes at different times— sometimes as the Father, sometimes as the Son, and sometimes as the Holy Spirit. 

The Oneness doctrine is a rejection of the Trinity. ( 2 

But passages like Matthew 3:16-17, where two or all three Persons of the Godhead are present, contradict the modalistic view. 


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