Theological Word Of Today

Today’s theological word is Sabellianism. Sabellianism.

Sabellianism is the act or process of owning or purchasing a Mercury Sable. Sables are nice four-door sedans and inspire much dedication by their happy owners. However, you need to be over 67 years of age to own one, leading to feelings of exclusivity.

Not really, I just made that up. Sabellianism is a belief about the trinity. It holds that there is one God but he reveals himself in three ways. There are not three persons, but three ways God is revealed.

This doctrine, believed by most to be heretical, is named after Sabellius, a guy. Tertullian, the well known scientist of turtle behavior, was his main opponent. Today there are still a few Sabellianists around in the Oneness Pentecostal churches.

3 thoughts on “Theological Word Of Today”

  1. “Sabellianism is a belief about the trinity. It holds that there is one God but he reveals himself in three ways. There are not three persons, but three ways God is revealed.” I used to own a Ford Taurus, which is the same thing as a Mercury Sable; i.e., a car that reveals itself in two ways!

    And thanks for the in-depth biographical background on Sabellius (“Sabellius, a guy”)- that’s the kind of scholarly research that keeps us coming back to your site! :)

  2. Thanks Mark. I studied Sabellius for an excruciating 13 seconds and that’s about all the biographical info I gathered about him. Glad you found it helpful.

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