Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Reflections of Dr. David Bernard's Review of Against Oneness Pentecostalism


  1. Where does Mileto, bishop of Sardis, clearly enunciate the Trinity teaching?

    I ask because of what I have read so far, seems to indicate that while Mileto believed the Son was God as a preexistent person distinct from the Father, it seems that he goes on to identify him as "the Spirit" in his discourses "On Faith" & From the Oration on Our Lord's Passion (IX):

    "The tongue of the Lord-His Holy Spirit. In the Psalm: "My tongue is a pen."

    "The finger of the Lord-the Holy Spirit, by whose operation the tables of the law in Exodus are said to have been written; and in the Gospel: "If I by the finger of God cast out demons"

    "He who was begotten before the light; He who is Creator together with the Father; He who is the Fashioner of man; He who is all in the voice of the preacher, the Word; among spirits, the Spirit; in the Father, the Son; in God, God;"


  2. Hello John, in Against Oneness Pentecostalism (3rd edition) I make mention of a few of Melito's texts which presuppose trinitarianism and articulate trinitarian Christology (pp. 231-34). I would point you toward his fragmentary writings and On the Passover as good evidence of what I said in the video. Cheers