The purpose of this blog is to “contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3), especially by defending the first article of the Christian faith, that there is one God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor 8:6), against the attacks made on it by various heresies, and especially those of modalism and semi-modalism. I hope to raise awareness of the way the fathers of the ante-nicene and nicene era articulated the doctrine of the Trinity, and to point out more recent departures from this articulation. My goal in all this is to glorify God, and help His people better understand these matters.

I believe that every point of doctrine must be proved from the holy scriptures before it is believed, since from God alone can we know with absolute certainty what is true regarding matters of doctrine. We are called to “test everything, and hold fast that which is good” (1 Thess. 5:21). We must then carefully test what we are taught on all points of doctrine, holding fast to those which are proven good by demonstration from the scriptures. Philosophical conjectures which cannot be proven true by demonstration from the scriptures, we are nowhere told to hold fast to.


“Neither shall light ever be darkness as long as light exists, nor shall the truth of the things pertaining to us be controverted. For truth is that than which nothing is more powerful. Every one who might speak the truth, and speaks it not, shall be judged by God.” -Justin Martyr


Article highlights:

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty

Modalism has evolved

Does teaching the Father is the one God undermine the divinity of Christ?

Semi-modalism as the Greatest Problem Facing the Church Today

The Need to Be Discerning Regarding the Doctrine of the Trinity

The Legitimate Uses of the Phrase “One God”, and How Confounding Them Leads to Semi-modalism

Demonstration From Scripture that the One God is the Father in Particular

Subordination and Equality in the Trinity

Why There is Only One God: One Supreme Cause

Why There is Only One God: Headship

Why There is Only One God: One Divine Nature

Why There is Only One God: Relational Unity

No One Good But the Father?

Why Are We Monotheists?

Samuel Clarke’s ‘The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity’