Are you in a “Jesus-only” church? Take this 5-point quiz to find out

Are you in a “Jesus-only” church? Take this 5-point quiz to find out

Article by Fern Holm, Author of PIVOT POINT

Am I in a “Jesus-only” church?

You would think you’d know the answer to that one right off-hand, like asking, “Am I a Republican or a Democrat or a critter of a different sort?” Most people have already figured out what they are and can answer that question without a qualm.

Funny thing is, you might be in one – a Jesus-only church, that is – and not even know it. The sign in the front yard of the church you enter on a Sunday morning might identify it as a Baptist or a Lutheran or a nondenominational community church, but don’t be so sure – according to the MPAA, a Baptist church produced a “Jesus-only” movie last year! (See my last article, “Jesus-only Cult Invades Mainstream Christianity”, http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?id=27640).

Before you take the quiz to see what kind of church you really attend, here’s a little background information on the theology which started with the UPC (United Pentecostal Church), but has quietly moved into the mainstream in recent years:

Jesus-only, Oneness, “Jesus is our God” religion, is really just a contemporary version of the old heresy of Modalism, where One person fulfills all 3 offices or ‘modes’ of the Trinity. Followers of this belief perceive that when they pray to the Father, they are in reality praying to Jesus in His capacity as ‘Father’, and they also see the ‘Holy Spirit’ as the spirit of Jesus – Therefore Jesus IS the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

“Oneness theology affirms one God in one person, Jesus Christ, in three modes or manifestations.” Article: Apologetics Research Resources, on religious cults and sects, http://www.apologeticsindex.org/j11.html.

How does this doctrine translate into a typical Jesus-only church service? Well, that’s where this little quiz will shed some light:

1) Instead of the good old “God bless you”, are your fellow church-goers now greeting you with “The Lord bless you”?

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