Dividing Over Oneness | Christian History | Christianity TodayT he decisive word in the origins of "Jesus only" or Oneness Pentecostals is probably apostolic. Beginning about , certain Pentecostal ministers began to ask, "What is the correct apostolic formula for baptizing believers? Attentive Bible readers will immediately ask, "But didn't Jesus command the disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? But Oneness Pentecostals have chosen to focus on the Acts formula because, they say, that is the actual formula used by the apostles. In fact, they are correct in observing that the baptismal formula of Matthew is never again mentioned, while several references are made to baptism in the name of Jesus see Acts , The earliest Oneness Pentecostals felt so strongly about the baptismal formula that many of them chose to be rebaptized in the name of Jesus only, which led to splits in congregations and denominations.
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You may also be interested in learning about several books that debate the issue. Click here. This page will be treated in like manner to the pages involving the water baptism debate and speaking in tongues. It is provided to supply links to both United Pentecostal Church UPC writings and those of similar or differing beliefs. It should be noted that most churches which call themselves 'apostolic' hold the same main beliefs on salvation as the UPC. Is God one, manifesting himself in three ways, or is God one, yet three persons? Does 'persons' mean to the Trinitarian what the UPC says it does?
Oneness Pentecostalism also known as Apostolic or Jesus' Name Pentecostalism is a movement within the Christian family of churches known as Pentecostalism. It derives its distinctive name from its teaching on the Godhead , which is popularly referred to as the "Oneness doctrine," a form of Modalistic Monarchianism. This stands in sharp contrast to the doctrine of three distinct and eternal persons posited by Trinitarian theology. Oneness believers baptize in the name of Jesus Christ , rather than using the Trinitarian formula. The Oneness Pentecostal movement first emerged in America around as the result of doctrinal disputes within the nascent Pentecostal movement and claims an estimated 24 million adherents today. Besides their beliefs about the Godhead, Oneness Pentecostals differ significantly from most other Pentecostal and Evangelical Christians in matters of soteriology.
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