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Apologetics

UPC/Apostolic church: The apostate cult of modalism

by Theodore Wright

 

Holy Trinity passsages from the Old and New Testaments are presented here.
This article is written and posted by dokimos at http://dokimos.org/apostolic
Page originally written September 9, 2001 and updated May 2, 2009.

The apostasy of the so-called Apostolic Church…

For they who affirm that the Son is the Father, are proved neither to have become acquainted with the Father, nor to know that the Father of the universe has a Son; who also, being the first-begotten Word of God, is even God.
- from The First Apology of Justin Martyr, chapter LXIII.

The so-called Apostolic churches, also called “United Pentecostal” churches (not to be confused with other Pentecostal churches) together with their independent church break-offs form the cult known as “Jesus Only”. This “Jesus Only Movement”, which is in fact not of Jesus, has been making its move to infiltrate and lead astray and away the flocks of other churches with a false spirit renewal, legalistic teaching and a call to pseudo-holiness.

 

This is a religion which denies the Scriptural doctrine of the Holy Trinity by claiming that the three persons of the one true God are merely one person. In essence, these so-called Apostolics adhere to a false belief that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are Jesus. They profess a false formula about the “oneness” of God. God truly is one, however, He is eternally expressed in three persons, namely speaking, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The true essential doctrine of God’s triune nature is departed from in their beliefs, resulting in their worship of a false god.

I therefore, yet not I, but the love of Jesus Christ, “entreat you that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment.” For there are some vain talkers and deceivers, not Christians, but Christ-betrayers, bearing about the name of Christ in deceit, and “corrupting the word” of the Gospel; while they intermix the poison of their deceit with their persuasive talk, as if they mingled aconite with sweet wine, that so he who drinks, being deceived in his taste by the very great sweetness of the draught, may incautiously meet with his death. One of the ancients gives us this advice, “Let no man be called good who mixes good with evil.”

For they speak of Christ, not that they may preach Christ, but that they may reject Christ; and the speak of the law, not that they may establish the law, but that they may proclaim things contrary to it. For they alienate Christ from the Father and the law from Christ. They also calumniate his being born of the Virgin; they are ashamed of His cross, they deny His passion; and they do not believe His resurrection. They introduce God as a Being unknown; they suppose Christ to be unbegotten; and as to the Spirit, they do not admit that He exists. Some of them say that the Son is a mere man, and that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are but the same person, and that the creation is the work of God, not by Christ, but by some other strange power.

 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, chapter VI.

 

It is nothing short of being a damnable doctrine which they believe. This apostate doctrine of a oneness of God, as if He were only but one person, was actually present during the days of the early church. It was denounced as false doctrine and those who professed it were exposed as deceivers, not just by one, but by two prominent early church writers: Iganatius (A.D. 30-107) and Justin Martyr (A.D. 110-165).

There are not then either three Fathers, or three Sons, or three Paracles, but one Father, and one Son, and one Paraclete. Wherefore also the Lord, when He sent forth the apostles to make disciples of all nations, commanded them to “baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,” not unto one [person] having three names, nor into three [persons] who became incarnate, but into three possessed of equal honor. For there is but One that became incarnate and that neither the father nor the Paraclete, but the Son only, [who became so] not in appearance or imagination, but in reality. For “the Word became flesh.”
- from the Epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians, chapters II & III.

You can see for yourself that although the word “Trinity” was not coined until a time later than these early writings, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity was nevertheless present in the early church. This was the belief of Christians in apostolic times as it is has been the doctrinal faith of Christians throughout the centuries and today.

True, the word “Trinity” is not present in the Bible but the doctrine is there, just as the doctrine of “Monotheism” is in the Scriptures without the actual word being present in the text.

The accusation made by these cultists, that the doctrine of the Holy Trinity is of pagan origin, lacks merit. Doctrines of divine incarnation, virgin birth, blood atonement, and resurrection of the dead also have been doctrines among pagans as well as that of a trinity. Nevertheless, United Pentecostalists believe these other doctrines and will not assert that these teachings are of pagan origin.

 

The apostasy of the United Pentecostalists is heightened by their insistance that water baptism is more than an act of obedience by declaring the act as a salvation requirement. Please see our article…

Water baptism is NOT a reqirement for salvation
http://maverickchristians.com/2012/05/10/water-baptism-not-requirement-salvation/

We are baptized because we have received remission of sins, which is, forgiveness of our sins. God forgives us of our sins before we are water baptized. He does NOT withhold his forgiveness until we are baptized. The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7b). The United Pentecostalists frequently perverse the meaning of this passage…

Acts 2:38 (KJV): Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Moreover, United Pentecostals will insist that, to be saved, water baptism must be done exclusively with the words “in the name of Jesus” only, to the exclusion of God the Father and Holy Spirit. A water baptism performed spoken with the words “in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit” would be esteemed as invalid by them despite that this is commanded by our Lord in Scripture.

In the name, hence authority, of Jesus Christ, Peter commanded those who heard to be baptized. Peter was not saying for them to baptized with a spoken formula of “in the name of Jesus”. When we read about baptism in the name of Jesus from the book of Acts it is to be understood that the Holy Spirit, not water, is the element of immersion. The only instances this is not the case is when the words “in the name of Jesus” are used to present authority for a command. These words were never used for a verbal baptism formula.

In furtherance of their errors, United Pentecostals believe that when salvation is received one must demonstrate the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the speaking of other tongues. Mainstream Pentecostal churches which hold to evangelical doctrine do not teach such as they view Spirit baptism as potentially occuring subsequent to salvation.

For more information on Spirit baptism, as taught from the book of Acts and other Scriptures, we refer to our own article…

Holy Spirit Baptism into Christ and the Spirit-filled life
http://maverickchristians.com/2012/05/01/holy-spirit-baptism-christ-spirit-filled-life/

 


 

Christian doctrine is set forth by God’s word as covenant, the Holy Scriptures. Scripture expresses God as three persons, yet one God. The three persons are namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4 (KJV): Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

The Hebrew word for “God” is “Elohim” (אֱלֹהִ֔ים) which is a plural.

The Biblical Hebrew word for “one” in the above passage is “echad” (אֶחָד) which is translated to mean a corporate oneness. This word is not always to be understood as simply a numeric count, just as true in the English language. God is a plural number of persons yet one. The word one as “echad” is continually used in referrence to the one true God throughout the Holy Scriptures.

A clear example of the meaning of the Hebrew word “echad” may be also found in the celebration of the Jewish Passover. The three-pocketed matza holder used during Passover is referred to as an “echad”. Consequently, it is the middle of the three matzas that is broken during the ceremony. The Holy Trinity of God and the brokenness of the Second Person of the Trinity are clearly revealed in this ancient tradition. The “echad”, the one true God, is the Holy Trinity.

The United Pentecostalists deny the true Biblical doctrine of the oneness of God that expresses His corporate unity. Jesus is one God with His Father. This is what Jesus meant when He said, “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30).

John 17:20-22 (KJV): Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

 


 

John 8:17-18 (KJV): It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

If God the Father and His Son Jesus are not two persons, neither can they be two witnesses. It is clearly seen from the above words of God’s Son Jesus that He and the Father are two persons. Together with the Holy Spirit the three are one.

1 John 5:7 (KJV): For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

 


 

Genesis 1:26 (KJV): And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Who is the “us” here? God did not create the world with assistance. Neither does God have a pronoun problem. The “us” is the Godhead, the Holy Trinity, of whom the Father, Son and Holy Spirit all were responsible for creation. Someone does not refer to Himself as “us” unless other persons are there also, hence, first person plural. Here is another passage where you see the same speech from our Lord…

Genesis 11:6-7 (KJV): And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

Isaiah 6:8 (KJV): Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Isaiah was not volunteering to go for anyone besides the Lord who is mentioned in first person plural.

Isaiah 6:3 (KJV): And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Notice the repitition, it was not in vain. It was to glorify the Father, Son and Spirit.

 


 

The Holy Trinity is revealed in the Old Testament Scriptures even in other ways as well…

Exodus 3:15 (KJV): And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

God of Abraham = revelation of God, the Father
God of Isaac = revelation of God, the Son
God of Jacob = revelation of God, the Holy Spirit
The three are one God.

Same is seen in Exodus 3:16, Exodus 4:5, Matthew 22:32, Mark 12:26, Luke 20:37 and other places in Holy Scripture.

 


 

Now let us observe the Holy Trinity revealed in the New Testament…

Matthew 3:16-17 (KJV): And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Jesus = God, the Son
saw
Spirit of God = God, the Spirit
and heard
a voice saying “my” = God, the Father
All Deity, three persons, not one person.

Let us not forget this passage…

Matthew 28:18-19 (KJV): And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

It does not say here that the “name” is Jesus.

If you are to understand a “name” here it will be that of the LORD.

However, what the word “name” here is communicating, by the context of the words of God’s Son Jesus, is the power of “authority”. We are to baptize the people of the nations and to teach them in the power or authority of the entire triune Godhead. God the Father gave the authority to His Son. Therefore, we baptize in the authority given to the Son as He tells us to do so. It cannot be correctly concluded from these verses that Jesus is His own Father nor that He is the entirety of the Godhead.

Luke 1:35 (KJV): And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Highest = God, the Father
Son of God = God, the Son (Jesus)
Holy Ghost = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

John 3:34 (KJV): For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

God = God, the Father
he, him = God, the Son
Spirit = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

John 14:26 (KJV): But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Father = God, the Father
my, I = God, the Son
Comforter, Holy Ghost = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

The Comforter was sent in the name, meaning sent in the authority, of Jesus. Jesus was not saying that this Comforter was Him, as Jesus Himself said…

John 14:16-17a (KJV): And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth;

Father, he = God, the Father
I = God, the Son
another Comforter, he, Spirit of truth = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

Acts 2:32-33 (KJV): This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

God, Father = God, the Father
Jesus, he = God, the Son
Holy Ghost = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

Romans 8:11 (KJV): But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

him, he, his = God, the Father
Jesus, Christ = God, the Son
Spirit = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

1 Corinthians 12:3 (KJV): Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

God = God, the Father
Jesus, Lord = God, the Son
Holy Ghost = God, the Holy Spirit
“Lord” here shows that Jesus is master and that he is God, but not that he is Godhead.
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (KJV): Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

God = God, the Father
Lord = God, the Son
Spirit = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

2 Corinthians 13:14 (KJV): The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

God = God, the Father
Lord Jesus Christ = God, the Son
Holy Ghost = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

Galatians 4:6 (KJV): And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

God = God, the Father
Son = God, the Son
Spirit = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

Ephesians 4:5 below is a favorite quote among U.P.s which says “One Lord, one faith, one baptism”. United Pentecostalists take these words completely out of context and meaning when saying that the “One Lord” is the Godhead. Let us read it in its proper context…

Ephesians 4:4-6 (KJV): There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

One God and Father = God, the Father
One Lord = God, the Son
one Spirit = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

1 Peter 1:2 (KJV): Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

God the Father = God, the Father
Jesus Christ = God, the Son
Spirit = God, the Holy Spirit
One God, yet Three Divine Persons

 

Revelation 4:8 (KJV): And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

 


 

The following Bible passages demonstrate that Jesus is God and that He is One with the Father as God. These verses do not teach the absurdity taught by apostates that Jesus Christ is His own Father as the same person. One person can be both a father and a son but never is anyone his own father.

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV): For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Jesus Christ is the “everlasting Father” which means that He is the “father of eternity” or “source of eternity”. No matter whoever or whatever else you may say Jesus Christ is the father of, you couldn’t say, in any reasonable rationale, that He is the father of Himself. Though Jesus is God incarnate, He did not beget Himself. Jesus is the only-begotten of God the Father.

1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV): And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Nowhere does the Bible teach that God the Father was manifest in the flesh. The Bible does teach that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (1 John 4:2,3 & 2 John 1:7). Jesus Christ Himself is Deity together with His Father and the Holy Spirit. The three are one.

Colossians 2:9 (KJV): For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Has God been seen or hasn’t He?…

John 1:18 (KJV): No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

 

If Jesus were the entire Godhead and that the Father is the Son, as these cultists claim, then God has been seen and a contridiction is evident in UPC theology. However, the fact is that no one has seen the Divine Person of God the Father but the Divine Person of God the Son has been seen. We understand, therefore, that John 1:18 is referring to only God the Father and not the entirety of the Godhead.
Jesus is not a part of God. Nor is He another god. The Father is fully God, the Son is fully God, the Holy Spirit is fully God. Together they are one God, not three gods.

Isaiah 43:10-11 (KJV): Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Titus 1:3-4 (KJV): But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

God the Father is mentioned as Savior. Jesus Christ, who is God the Son, is mentioned as Savior. There are not two saviors. The two divine persons mentioned are together as One God and being together divinely as One Savior.

1 John 2:23 (KJV): Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Since Jesus Christ is Deity, then to deny Him would be to deny His Father also as they two together are One God.

 


 

Learn to be discerning and see through the disguises of the counterfeits.

It is not the general practice for these so-called Apostolics to make as if all churches, excluding their own, are apostate. Howbeit, this is the obvious conclusion to draw from what they have clung to as doctrine. Slowly, they do come around to eventually mention it when they believe others are ready for it. Other cults present true Christian churches as if false ones more readily.

The tactic of a United Pentecostalist’s pretentious acceptance of other Christians has been an effective method of recruitment for them. A number of Christians have been deceived to think that they are but another Christian denomination, which they are not.

Pentecostal churches of evangelical faith, which profess the Holy Trinity, have all denounced these peculiar doctrines of the United Pentecostal church as false. The denomination of the United Pentecostal church is declared to be a cult. Sadly, this denouncement by Pentecostal denominations has not stopped the Jesus-onlyists from creeping into Pentecostal churches to spread their doctrine, gain for themselves position of authority as elders or deacons, then finally recruit others to leave and go to the cult U.P. church. This problem has spread to churches besides Pentecostal ones also.

 

United Pentecostal young adults, in order to expand their pool of choices for dates beyond their isolated church group, may look for undiscerning young people of the opposite sex from a non U.P. church. A frequent choice of theirs is to seek among members of evangelical Pentecostal churches. Although this activity is not openly condoned by U.P. churches, it does not prevent them from being willing to having more young people brought to their churches and swayed to their religion. Beware of young United Pentecostalists conducting their flirty fishing.

The many reports of wives abused by their UPC husbands appears to be only the tip of the iceberg, revealing a widespread practice. UPC’s cultic religious pride and exaggerated sence of authority, which has resulted in abuse within many families, is not uncommon as other fanatical cults also have secretly harbored the same. Cults generally do not consider themselves obligated to discuss such matters outside their own religious institutions.

If you are Trinitarian you might ask, “How do I stop these people from spreading their apostasy in my church? You do this by showing their doctrine as false, revealing true Biblical teaching from the Bible, and exposing United Pentecostalism as a cult just like any other which denies essential doctrines of Christendom.

Remember that many of these people do not realize that they are in a cult. If they have been with a U.P. church for any length of time they will, however, realize the isolation the have been led into. For some reason, they frequently believe that their doctrinal difference between them and others makes them God’s special people above all others in spite of God’s revealed word. Many analogies, based in human reasoning, have been forged by them in an attempt to sustain their mutual belief in an unbiblical and absurd formula of the nature of God.

 


 

Giveaways that someone may be a Jesus-onlyist may be from their speech. If they say statements such as…

“I don’t believe in a Trinity, per se.”

Ask them what “per se” means. Be pointed with questions about the nature of God as Trinity. If they don’t really believe in the Trinity, then realize that they are not really true Christians per se either.

 

“There is a need for a greater emphasis on baptism in the church.”

Sounds good, but ask them why they believe this. Do they believe that water baptism is a salvation requirement and that it must be done in the name of “Jesus” only and not spoken also in the name of the Father and Holy Spirit? If so, you just found a wolf among the sheep.

 

“Well, my church believes in holiness. I don’t see this taught in other churches.”

Ask them what they believe holiness is. If they speak of a bunch of legalistic rules rather than a conformance to a real Christ-like lifestyle, then you’ve discovered a counterfeit.

 

Watch out also for other speech implying as if saved people must speak in tongues. As the Apostle Paul asks in Scripture to expect a “no” for an answer… “Do all speak with tongues?” (1 Corinthians 12:30). Also, cautiously look out for those worried about believers’ salvation if they have not yet been water baptized. These cultists believe that God damns the unbaptized.

Beware! For the bolder of the Apostolics are not ashamed to publicly denounce every other church group besides their own as corporately “The False Church”. The less bold declare this privately as they don’t want to offend people by their unholy religious exclusiveness.

Jude 4b (KJV):  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation,

Often these cultists will not openly declare their doctrines which they know Trinitarians don’t believe. They do this in order to gain acceptance long enough in order to sneak in to gain recruits for their cult.

Some of these cultists may acclaim that they do believe in the Trinity. But the trinity they believe in is not God in Three Persons but as one in three modes or manifestations. If asked about the word “persons” they might say they merely don’t like using the word about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit when in reality they don’t believe God is in Three Persons at all. They may use well practiced speech such as this to deceive even those careful about doctrine.

Even when an educated Trinitarian asks pointed questions about doctrine they might use carefully formed phrased answers in order to feign being like-minded in faith with others. If you ask them if they believe in God in Three Persons, they might answer, “We believe that God is Father, Son and Holy Ghost.”, which, although is a true statement of itself, really doesn’t answer the question but sidesteps it. Do they believe the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are God in Three Persons or are one person? By their lack of acclaiming the Lord, they deny him.

2 John 7 (KJV):  For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

 


 

Salvation is a free gift received by all who place their complete and undivided trusting faith solely in God’s true and only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ. As His Father was in heaven, Jesus came in person to the earth to pay the full penalty for our sins with His own precious blood so that we might believe in Him and receive the forgiveness of all of our sins. Neither tongue-speaking nor water baptism under any formula are salvation requirements.

If you have been guilty of denying the true nature of God, then repent by placing your faith in Him as the Triune God. This is how He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures, in nature and through the ages. Renounce Him no more and stop clinging to the false and peculiar doctrine of this one United Pentecostal church which exalts itself over all other churches by teaching their own formula of God, twisting the message of who He truly is.

 


 

In conclusion, let no man accuse any of us for not being in the love of God to profess which has been said in this article. For it is the love of God which constrains us to speak the truth about who He is in love. It is those who distort who God has revealed Himself as that deny the love of God. If we are esteemed by you to be in error for what has been said here, then you need to ask yourself what it is that you esteem as the truth.

Be encouraged to hold in value God’s true Holy nature. Declare God’s disapproval of those who lie about Him, His Holy Spirit and His Son Jesus. God’s only-begotten Son Jesus Christ is the truth. Love God supreme!

Below are some helpful links concerning the spritual abuse of UPC. You will find testimonials of Oneness Pentecostals and Ex-UPCs. Please note that some of these links to sites that expose the difficulties of UPC may or may not represent Christian Evangelicalism and perhaps might not even be of Christian faith at all. We present these links to demonstrate the existing and prevalent widespread abuses caused by United Pentecostalism. The links below are provided here for informative purposes, not necessarily as an endorsement…

 

NEW LINK!
Former or Future Former United Pentecostals
by Bill Iskra
This site has a very active blog. A must to visit!

 

SpiritualAbuse.org

This site deals with the issue of spiritual abuse in Bible-based churches, with a secondary focus on the United Pentecostal Church (UPC).

 

 

Ex-Pentecostals.org

This site deals with spiritual abuses within the United Pentecostal Church. Abuses present within other Pentecostal churches are also mentioned.

 

ex-UPCIsupport
Email support group for ex-UPCI members.
Further informative material concerning the errors of Oneness Pentecostalism / Jesus Onlyism / Modalism…

 

Oneness Pentecostals
from the Department of Christian Defense

 

UPCI’s Sixty Questions On The Godhead refuted!
from The Interactive Bible

 

The Gospel According to Oneness Pentecostalism
by Mike Barden
from Gospel Outreach Ministries Online

 

An Examination and Refutation of the Denial of the
Doctrine of the Trinity by Oneness Pentecostalism
from Spotlight Ministries

 

Oneness Versus Trinity
from SpiritualAbuse.org

 

Contending with Oneness Theology
from The Joywell

 

Oneness Pentecostalism and the Trinity
by Robert M. Bowman, Jr.
from Believer’s Web

 

Sabellianism: Third and Twentieth Century Heresy
by Rick Branch
from Believer’s Web

 

The Error of the JESUS ONLY Doctrine
by Jimmy Swaggart
from Believer’s Web

 

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