The Heresy of Oneness

It wasn’t too long ago I had an interesting discussion with Clifton LeJeune. He’s a pastor at a church in Louisiana called Jesus Worship Center click here for website. I noticed on his church’s website there was no statement of faith, no beliefs or anything. This is always suspect to me. I would never recommend attending a church that didn’t post a statement of faith even if it was simple. So I sent a basic e-mail inquiring why this was so. I eventually made a point to call him and it was upon discussion that I learned of the good reason of not posting their beliefs. They held heretical doctrines. That is to say, they held doctrines that are outside the norm of Christianity for the last 2000 years.

Some people who may not know better may instantly jump to a conclusion. “There are so many churches out there, what’s the big deal if another wants to believe different than the church across the street?” In the name of brevity, I’ll put it like this. One church may disagree on having drums in worship or singing hymns. Another may even have different views of baptism or communion. But there comes a point in disagreements where we don’t agree on anything because one of those areas is so crucial.

Understand something, I can disagree with another person on wether we have communion once a month or once a week. But notice, we agree on the core of our faith. The problem comes when the disagreement is at the core, then there is no agreement anywhere. Where Rev. LeJeune has gone wrong is in his understanding and profession of who God is. Not only does he deny the trinity, but he adheres to Modalism. In short, this heretical doctrine holds that God does not exist in a Trinity but has changed modes through time. Modalism while recognizing the deity of Christ denies the distinct persons of the Trinity and this becomes problematic with their theology and their doctrines of salvation.

Here is another blog I found highlighting some troubled areas of Modalism. click here