Monday, February 07, 2005

TD Jakes: A Modalist?

I was talking with a friend who mentioned that TD Jakes beliefs about the Trinity were not what's typically taught in Evangelical circles. Apparently, Bishop Jakes is a modalist and has close associations with Oneness Pentecostalism. I had never heard this.

The Apologetics Index has extensive material on Jakes and his position on the Trinity.

If in fact Jakes is a Sabellianist, I think the God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and the inter-relationship between and within them is a mystery and I would be very hesitant to cast away the accumulated insight and consensus of almost two millennia on this topic. And I don't mean to suggest that the church arriving at this consensus was non-controversial.

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