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United Pentecostals do not deny that there is a Father and there is a Son. They believe the Father and Son are one Spirit. They believe that there is a distinction between Father and Son. The Son is God in the Flesh. The Father is God not in the flesh. The United Pentecostals point out that in Scripture, the term "Son" is always used in reference to God ...


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The label modalist has been so strongly stigmatised over the millennia that we shouldn't expect to find anyone who calls themselves one now. Regardless of whether it is in reality a correct or incorrect understand of God, in our language it is basically defined as a heresy. And no one wants to be known as a heretic. Sometimes people have reclaimed ...


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Following the example of St. Justin Martyr (c.100 – 165 AD) who identified the Angel of the Lord with the Logos, theophanies in the Old Testament are said to have been the preincarnate appearances of Christ. Please see: Chapter 56. God who appeared to Moses is distinguished from God the Father - Dialogue with Trypho | St. Justin Martyr. Chapter 13.— The ...


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Modalism: A Trinitarian Designation There are no churches that identify themselves as Modalists, and arguably there never were. Modalism is a term coined, and used most commonly by trinitarianism to refer to what is known today as the Oneness view, which was branded as a heresy by the catholic church in ancient times.1 Adherants to the Oneness view today ...


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I found this interesting quote from Justin martyr here (http://www.risenjesus.com/the-early-church-fathers-on-jesus) referring to Watchtower statements (no offense intended to anyone): Justin says that the person who appeared in the burning bush to Moses, to the prophets and patriarchs, and who is called “God” is the Son. Therefore, it is striking to ...


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I'm not aware of any early Christians who wrote of Jesus manifesting himself in theophanies. The pre-mortal existence of Christ is a far more involved and complex issue, especially when theologians reconcile this with the doctrine of Trinity. As noted in a response above, Justin Martyr seemed to think Christ alone manifested himself in the OT. Martyr writes: ...


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In general most of these things are interpreted by Oneness advocats as symbolic, or delivered to us in a way that we can relate to or will provide us with an example how we should act. For example, seeing the Spirit of God descending as a dove may be seeing an actual dove as a sign that the Spirit of God has testified. A voice from heaven means a voice from ...



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