A group of Christians that rejects the Trinitarian doctrine. Sometimes Oneness people are called Jesus Only. Oneness folk believe that there is absolutey One God (such as the Jews and Muslims), who came to earth and became the prophecied Messiah of the Old Testament, namely Jesus Christ. They believe Jesus Christ revealed himself as Father in creation, Son in redemption, and Holy Spirit in regeneration. They believe the terms Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not seperate persons that make up the One God, but rather differant manifestations of the One God; Jesus Christ. Pretty much 96% of Oneness people believe that repentance, water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins as well as receiving the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues (glossalalia), are all part of Christian salvation.
Dude, I really enjoyed that Oneness vs Trinity debate! I learned a lot about the differances of their beliefs!
by Apostolicboy April 16, 2008