So James MacDonald recently invited T.D. Jakes to speak at his next Elephant Room event, and the blogosphere has caught fire with this controversy. T.D. Jakes is reportedly a modalist, meaning he doesn’t believe in orthodox Trinity but believes that one God exists in three different forms or phases (i.e. water, ice, steam). There have been many postings on the issue from very reputable sources, so I’ve compiled them all for you to read up on and inform yourself about these issues. Please not how important church history plays a role in this discussion–it seems all too often people fall into the same heresies that happened in history past.
Tim Challies’ Post (Blogger, Speaker)
Nathan Busenitz’s Post (Historical Theology Professor, The Master’s Seminar)
Carl Trueman’s Post (Historical Theology Professor, Westminster Seminary)
Mark Driscoll’s Post (Pastor)
Phil Johnson’s Post (Blogger, Speaker)
James MacDonald’s Post (Pastor)
I found Professor Busenitz’s post most helpful in explaining the situation and the doctrines at stake. I also believe he lands on the right conclusion in this area. It’s a good reminder to be discerning, even in the small subtleties (which really might have huge impacts) in theology.