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This section deals with issues related to the Oneness Pentecostal movement, including the Trinity, baptism, and the purpose of tongues.
This movement is a branch of the Pentecostal Church that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. They hold to what is called, "Modalism." This view of the Godhead says that God is one solitary person, who changes modes at different times to accomplish different things. Jesus and the Father are the same person. These titles are merely roles that God plays.
Oneness Pentecostals also baptize in the name of Jesus only. They claim that only those baptized in Jesus' name alone are saved (limiting Christianity to themselves alone). Further, they claim that the baptism of the Spirit is always accompanied by speaking in tongues, and is a necessary evidence of salvation. Those who have not spoken in tongues after baptism are not saved.
PFRS opposes the Modalistic view of God, and the idea that tongues are the necessary sign of the indwelling of the Spirit. The following articles deal with these unique issues in some detail.
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