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Was Athanasius a Sabellian?

No, Athanasius was evidently not a Sabellian. This is demonstrably clear from his own words. For neither do we hold a Son-Father, as do the Sabellians, calling Him of one but not of the same essence, ...
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Is a belief that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not three persons, but one, Modalism?

Options to consider In the history of conceptions regarding God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit there have been names commonly assigned to some of them. Over time, those named conceptions have developed ...
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What is the difference between the Trinity theory and Modalism?

Modalism (also known as Sabellianism) : There is only one person in God, who represents himself in the roles of three persons. Sabellius argued that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are 'masks' or ...
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What is the difference between the Trinity theory and Modalism?

In modalism, there is no distinction between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Instead, the distinctions are "energies" or "modes" of God, not unlike the Hindu ...
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How do Modalist and Oneness Pentecostals interpret Revelation 3:12?

Oneness Pentecostal Jason Dulle writes regarding this verse and others like it: The solution to understanding these types of Scriptures will not be found in denying Jesus' deity, nor will they be ...
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How do Oneness Pentecostals (and other modalistic denominations) interpret Revelation 3:21?

Such a good question deserves answers from Oneness Pentecostals, who are the modern-day advocates of ancient Modalism (as well as some other groups). After five years, no Oneness Pentecostal has yet ...
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What is the difference between the Trinity theory and Modalism?

To this we must add that, in the orthodox understanding of the Trinity, the difference in relations has no practical implication No, actually the relations are of immense practical implication. In ...
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Is a belief that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not three persons, but one, Modalism?

The modalist view of the Trinity in summary Believing that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are God as one person, not three, is modalism only if Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are seen as different &...
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Is a belief that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not three persons, but one, Modalism?

Possibly, if you are not an extreme Monarchianist (denier of Persons in the Trinity). Modalism is A cluster of Trinitarian heresies of the second and third centuries claiming that there is only ...
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How do Modalists interpret John 14:28?

They would first point out that in John 14:28 Christ says he is both "going away" and "will come to you" as evidence that Christ and the Holy Spirit referred to in John 14:16-17 are really the same ...
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How do Oneness Pentecostals (and other modalistic denominations) interpret Revelation 3:21?

To a modalist, the throne(s) of the Apocalyspe must necessarily be metaphorical, since they believe that God (the Father) is a Spiritual (incorporeal) Being. "God is a spirit" John 4.24 &...
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What churches identify themselves as being Modalist?

Trying to find a good definition of modalism almost seems to be a moving target. Not unlike a lot of other definitions. The UPCI as a whole does believe that God reveals himself in different ...
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