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What about before the Oneness doctrine?

Submitted: 2/21/2008
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Question: I was just wondering, since the Apostolic movement and Oneness Doctrine has only been known for about 100 years, what about the people who did not even hear about the Oneness gospel before the pentecostal movement happened in the early 1900s? What about the people who lived during the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s. The only Christian denomations back then were Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc. There was no type of Oneness Pentecostal church. Thanks and God bless.

Answer: You could not be more wrong. There is ample historical evidence to convince any sceptic that from the Day of Pentecost to this very moment, there has always been Oneness Apostolic believers on the earth. For example, William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, was a Quaker who believed in the Oneness of God and wrote about it very eloquently. Before coming to America, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London for writing a booklet in which he attacked the doctrine of the trinity. Another promiment Oneness believer was Sir Isaac Newton, who claimed to have rejected the trinity because it made no sense and was not in the Bible.

If you would like further information on the history of the Oneness doctrine, we suggest you read some of the books by Thomas Weisser, who has done extensive research on this subject. You can contact Bro. Weisser to order his books at ThomasWeisser@yahoo.com.