I have remarked to friends that studying the theology of the $evangelical-“it’s all about me!$-American Christian Church today is like wading through a spiritual cesspool. A while back readers of Apprising Ministries will remember I tried to get current Southern Baptist President Dr. Frank Page to intervene when Ed Young, Jr. brought Word Faith mogul and Oneness Pentecostal heretic T.D. Jakes in to share his SBC pulpit–again!

Well, Dr. Page made some phone calls and prayed about his involvement and then did exactly what I thought he do; he simply ignored this blatant violation of 2 Corinthians 6:14 in an SBC church. Apparently whomever he prayed to informed Dr. Page that the nature of God isn’t very important. O silly fools like Athanasius; he shouldn’t have risked his life to defend proper theology. No, the merry modern $evangelical$ leaders would have told him, “Doctrine divides, but love (of self) unites.”

Apparently Athanasuis should have had a “the conversation” with Arius and just “let God sort it all out.” And it would seem this is how Dr. Ed Young and Mark “I’m Not Emergent” Driscoll felt as well for they also went ahead and embraced T.D. Jakes as a brother in Christ despite his denial of the nature of God and His Christ. Perhaps below we catch a glimpse as to why in Dr. Young’s case, because based on his teaching on the nature of God he may actually believe the modalism of T.D Jakes.

Ok, so what follows is Dr. Young’s exposition of the cardinal doctrine of the Christian Church known to many as the Holy Trinity. You figure it out; based on paragraph one from his sermon Saturday, April 14, 2007, is Dr. Young’s understanding of the nature of God the same as the Mormon Missionaries who knock on your door, or is it the modalism of T.D. Jakes as in paragraph two!? In any event, this might provide some insight as to why the $evangelical$ community is so powerless:

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity! God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit. You say, “Well, do you understand that? No. I don’t understand supernatural math. One plus one plus one equals one. I don’t understand that. People of other religions criticize us; they say, “Oh you’re not monotheistic, you’re polytheistic, you have three Gods. We do not; there is three in one.

There are many ways to try to explain this, but I’ve not found a metaphor that is really very effective. And you know I-I know plenty of ‘em; one would be, I am a father, I am a husband and I am a son, but it’s just one person! Now that’s a effort to find a metaphor, but the mystery of God is beyond human ability to understand and communicate, we just know the truth of His Book and understand that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity…
(“The Secret,” Second Baptist Church, ACD1490, Saturday, April 14, 2007, 20:14-21:22)