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Powers 1 Kevin C. Powers Pro. Beate Gilliar College Writing 15 Oct. 2009 “I wish Somebody’s Soul would Catch on Fire!” “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD” (Holy Bible, De. 6:4). “me ound o s out in the ru ings solo ow has lped in And Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel; The LORD our God is One LORD” (Holy Bible, Mark 12:29). What belief has become increasingly popular because Trinitarian ministers, pastors, and saints coto a revelation of who Jesus Christ is? Many people may not have heard of this belief but I know that everyone knows at least one person in this faith: The Oneness Pentecostal Faith. This belief has been arsince the apostles but after all of the writers of the Cannon Bible were dead, King Charlemagne decided thave men create a creed that is to be the belief of all the nation: The Nicenean Creed. This creed and many others tell people that the Godhead is Trinity. There are so many oneness Pentecostal organizationworld, and they each one hold a different belief. The main organization being shown here is the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). This organization was founded upon many core beliefs found thout the bible. They will be shown thru out this paper also. Many famous musical artist had their beginnin the UPCI church. Elvis Presley started in a little church that was UPCI. He sang in the choir and sang many times. He started to sing national and only sang gospel songs like “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”, “HGreat thou art”, “Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee”, and so much more. He was so famous and very soon the world easily influenced him into singing rock n roll and by doing that he became the Kingof Rock n Roll. After his change from gospel to Rock, he actually took a huge pay cut and hurt him emotionally. In the end, Presley committed suicide in his bathroom. The United Pentecostal Churchnever been segregated or discriminated against the blacks or any other race (Reed 3-4). When the Ku Klux Klan was in full force and still, no one in the United Pentecostal Church ever participated or even heany way with the Klan (Reed 5). The worst event in the United Pentecostal Church history if that the Klan didn’t just attack or kill African Americans, but they went after and didn’t just kill the UPCI people but mutilated their whole family’s corpses (Reed 5). Lastly, the United Pentecostal Church International isPowers 2 continuing to become so popular and big. They appeal to three aspects of human life: having a sense that Gis a friend and is close, the sense of whole and not sections/offices, and lastly thru personal devotions followed to understanding why the UPCI believes what they do. Directneod ss to God To start off with, the best way to show the directness is to simply write about the trinity and explain e diffeg sp his e in reation by aken out n m e th rence of approach to the Godhead. The word “trinity” never appeared anywhere in the original Hebrew/Greek Bible. The term “trinity” was coined after all of the apostles died; with men from differinbeliefs of the bible coming together on an isle called Nicene. Many people, besides the Jews, couldn’t grahow Jesus was God but yet there was still One God, so men came together to say that the Father (God) has own position/office, the Son (Jesus Christ) has his own, and the Holy Spirit (Ghost) has its own, but they agree in one. They went so far as baptizing in the names of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Nowhere in thbible does it say to baptize in the names of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When the Oneness or Jesus Only believe in the belief of One God manifested as the Fatherc , the Son in redemption, and the Holy Spirit in the church. The term manifest simply means the embodiment of a spirit (manifest). Just to help out the term embodiment means incarnate or come as a human. This belief is held with high regards in the Jesus Only churches. The main verse found to be usedthe church is “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, The Word, and the Holy Ghost: andthese three are one” (Holy Bible, I John 5:7). This scripture is only found in three bibles: The Interlinear Hebrew/Greek Bible, The King James Version, and lastly the Amplified Bible. This scripture is tof every other bible for some reason or another. The term “oneness” is very simple if someone takes out the “one” it means exactly that one, and if someone takes the “-ness” it simply shows a distinctive of God as aentity of 1 (French 7). To simply put it the father came in the form of a son, who after dying and rising in three days, then ascended into Heaven, then forty days later, the father/son came in the form of a holy spirit(ghost). The key word form (comparable to the states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas). Another help to show this is the common Trinitarian belief of John 3:16. When the philosophers of King James were writing the Hebrew/Greek bible, they came across Hebrew or Greek words that would be the greatest fit, but theyused them. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in hishould not perish, but have everlasting life” (Holy Bible, St. John 3:16). If someone was to look into thPowers 3 Greek Bible and read this passage, he or she would have realized that it does not fit the way he or she evread it before. One word changes this meaning totally: monogènes. This Greek term never meant begotten. To understand this word, scholars must tear the word apart and understand the root and the end part. Mmeans in English alone or only, and genes means kind or type. With this understanding the actual rethis scripture is meaning he gave himself for us (Jones 7). With that all said, to wrap up the directness to God part, the part of the One God manifests as ther ono ading of e ather in , of e at e F creation, the Son in redemption, and the Holy Spirit in the church simply means that the Spirit (GodYHWH, Jehovah, I am, Jesus) plays all these roles. Jesus is not just our Savior, but he is also the Creatorour universe, and He is living inside of each and every one of us. Jesus is omnipresent (can be everywheronce). This is totally different compared to if someone was to talk to a Trinitarian minister because he/shbelieves in a creed created after the original writers of the gospels and the


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