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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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tl;dr Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) agrees with Oneness Pentecostals and other modalists in affirming the full divinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, while denying that they are three persons. This has led to the common error of labeling Swedenborg and Swedenborgians "modalist." However, Swedenborg rejects the essential, defining modalist doctrine: ...


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The revelation of the Trinity for the New Church, as given to Emanuel Swedenborg, is very similar to that of the Oneness Pentecostals. Both state that there is one God in one person in Jesus Christ. Swedenborg was given the doctrine of the Trinity as the Divine itself (the Father), the Divine Human (the Son), and the Divine proceeding (the Holy Spirit). ...


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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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He has stated a revision of his view, as of January 2012, that he now accepts the orthodox view of the Trinity. This would be the view promulgated at IV. Lateran (the 12th Ecumenical Council): “I began to realize that there are some things that could be said about the Father that could not be said about the Son,” Jakes said. “There are distinctives between ...


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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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