Modal monarchianism. Ever heard of it?
Essentially, this is the new "thing" I have been learning about of late that has challenged my beliefs. Look it up for yourself. Read a little bit.
I'll make a post about it soon. Sorry it's taking so long. Still studying.
Do you believe 'God turned his head away' while Jesus was on the cross? Why or why not?
I apologize that this isn't the much-awaited post some of you are looking forward to. Instead, I wanted to test the waters and ask what you believe about the relationships between God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. How do you define the "Trinity"? Do you believe that there are three "parts" to God, but that there is only one God? Is there only one God who relates to us in three different ways? Other comments/clarifications?
Please use Scripture to back up your belief.
If someone challenged something you "believed your whole life", how would you respond?
If they showed you Scripture and laid it out so that it seemed clear, would you say, "But that's not what my family believes" and walk away?
I have been challenged in this way recently. My mind has been blown. The Scriptures shown to me make it so clear, it's almost painful to think I didn't see it for myself before now.
Even someone who I highly respect at Fayette has considered changing his mind about something many people (w/in and outside of the CoC) have believed for a very long time.
Stay tuned, and I'll try to draft an explanation (with Scripture verses) to show you what I'm talking about so you, too, can be challenged.