I have a friend who I recently learned is a oneness Pentecostal. If you are not familiar with the religion, it is because it is not a popular religion. Mainly because it was a religion created in 1913. Yes that’s right, just barely over 100 years old. The beliefs of Pentecostals are extreme. They do not believe in the Trinity. The trinity is the separate beings of the father, the son and holy spirit as three different people. And that bible clearly states that is how one should be baptized. By the father, the son and the holy spirit. One thing you will learn as I get into this, is the amount of people who leave this religion is massive. I will tell you why.
I’ve done my research because lately I’ve had nothing but time on my hands. And when I really put my mind to it, you all know I can pick anything apart. I take the time to do all the research. I just don’t read something and think to myself oh it must mean this or that. I look up the words in the bible and go back to the meanings of words as they were known when the bible was written.
I have been able to come up with some conclusions.
The Oneness Pentecostal heretics play the grand game of equivocation in their historical claims to be the “true church” that existed throughout history in small groups from Pentecost to 1913 where Ewart invented Oneness Pentecostalism. There were heretics from time to time that used the wrong baptismal formula. There were other heretics from time to time that denied the trinity. There were still other groups that experimented with ecstatic speech, i.e., speaking in tongues. What has not existed, however, is these three things – the criteria – at any one time throughout history until 1913.
Thus, when these Oneness fanatics try to say one thing or another about the “truth” being practiced as they see it with this group or that group, do not let them get away with the central issue: three things must be present AT THE SAME TIME for a group to adhere to Oneness Pentecostalism: (1) Rejection of the Trinity (2) Baptism with the literal words spoken “in Jesus Name” by full immersion, and (3) requirement of speaking in tongues as the initial evidence of the Holy Spirit.
Yes, maybe here and there only ONE of these was present in heretics here and there sporadically in history, but never AT ONE TIME and never continuously throughout history. Oneness Pentecostalism began with Ewart in 1913. It NEVER existed before this date.
One of the biggest issues in the religion is instilling fear. Fear that if you are not perfect every second of every day, you will miss your chance to be with god. What this does is consume the mind of the Pentecostal and restrict them from the outside world. It is well known and has been documented that the people of the Pentecostal religion are not as well educated and are behind in their careers. This keeps from giving to your community. Creating a better life for yourself.
Did you know Pentecostals are self destructive? They go on for days – even weeks – as rational people in their normal lives, but inevitably, they will explode, lose their cool, and destroy something in their lives. The reason for this is that they are addicted to a Life Changing Transformation accompanied by an intense emotional ejaculation. Recall the central experience of Pentecostals: speaking in other tongues under emotional hypnosis accompanied often by a violent emotional release. I have made the analogy to “receiving the Holy Ghost” as modern Pentecostals experience it as a psychosexual orgasm. But this next line is probably the most important to understand. However, this life changing experience is addictive in many ways. Like drug addicts, one feels such an intense high the first time, that he spends the rest of his life chasing after that first high, so he needs the drug in higher and higher doses to get the emotional high. The problem with this state is that intense emotions tell a normal person that something is dangerous. Whether it be love, hate, or anger, most take intense feelings as something to control and monitor, not something to inflame to destruction. However, since the Pentecostal’s defining religious experience is an emotional explosion in speaking in tongues under hypnosis, he cannot admit that unbridled emotions are dangerous; he sees them as something to experience regularly – a Life Transforming experience is good, if accompanied by strong passions. This might not be articulated as such, but that is the basis of their actions. In some cases, we can go through occasional life transformations, but to do this on a regular basis promotes instability and destruction because the person cannot commit to a plan of action in life and is continuously searching for striking Gold with the next Life Transformation Experience. Now, take this to addictive levels: the Pentecostal is bored UNLESS he is blowing up emotionally on a regular basis. So, where does this lead the Pentecostal? He can blow up in church in psychosexual emotional releases “at the altar.” Where else can he get these intense emotions? He might pursue sexual promiscuity with the accompanying risk, followed by an intense moment of “repenting at the altar.” Where else can he get his emotional high? He can self-destruct on a regular basis, thus promoting intense feelings of risk, failure, fights, monetary damage, which in themselves produce strong emotions, followed by another trip to the altar to “get the victory over the devil attacking him with all these problems” as he shouts, dances, screams and yells in a victory march. What is another way to get these intense emotional ejaculations? He can instigate trouble at work; get his boss angry to the point of putting his job in jeopardy. He can instigate fights among the people in church and cause a ruckus to get some excitement going.
In all these cases, the desire for a Life Changing Transformation can be a Destructive Life Changing Transformation, when this end is pursued vigorously and recklessly, as the Pentecostal will do. So, this is why there are regular splits, fights, and breaks in friendship and cooperation among Pentecostals. It is similar to the Death Wish in that they hope for destruction because of the intense feelings and emotional outbursts it will cause. They are addicted to strong emotions on the psychosexual level of intensity. There are only so many things in life that can give a person this that are constructive. After they exhaust the constructive emotional outlets, they get bored and want more; then, all that is left is destructive pursuits of emotional ejaculation. One can think about a nasty car wreck where rubberneckers look on; this is an “exciting” thing to see – body parts scattered about the highway. This is the morbid truth about seeking after intense emotional experiences.
This undoubtedly is not a religion. Its a hypnosis. When confronting a Pentecostal, one must remember that Pentecostals are stuck in a mental thinking loop that prevents them from thinking in the normal sense about anything relating to religion. They have designed an enormous list of code words designed to trigger thinking patterns in a particular way. Think of it as a computer program or a computer virus. When you hear the words “reprobate” or “backslider” or any other code words, they are designed to trigger a particular thought pattern. Another phrase that comes to mind is “touch not mine anointed!” The last one triggers thoughts of incapacitating terror at the thought of questioning the pastor about anything. Also, there are particular gestures that are designed to trigger certain thoughts like the tightening and closing of the eyes followed by something like “Woo, I feel something in this place, let’s pray for that guy right now!”
And, so it is. It is hard to even speak about religion to these Pentecostals stuck in the mental traps because the minute you try to question them, those code words, and those gestures come into their imaginations, without even them hearing them or seeing them, and these things short-circuit the mental processes to the point where they cannot hear the words you are saying. The mind is stuck and has something like a computer virus.
Often, it takes a tremendous effort to break these people from this state of self-hypnosis. Sometimes it takes a dramatic event for them to begin to question. Sometime the pastor betrays them so deeply, they go through terror, depression, and many other things that are so unbearable that they have to begin to question the system.
The services are designed to nurture these thought systems and loops that they cannot break out of. All the emotional things that go on from excitement to terror, to grieving, to anything with extreme emotions – all this contributes to the deadening of the mind to thinking outside of the particular mind set.
Their minds are stuck. They do not know this. You can tell them this and often, they do not understand what you are telling them because their thoughts are stuck in a short circuit. Sometimes we have to spend many years or months trying to figure out a way to break within a particular person’s mind to break it out of the shorted-loop. Each of us has a lot of work to do if we are to do this. Each case is different, and I suspect that there is a particular KEY to each person to break them out of the loop. It just might take a long time to find the Key to break the code and delete the looping control loop of their mind’s software programs, in a manner of speaking.
So, do not ever be surprised that you cannot communicate with these people. It is part of the design of the system to keep them trapped in the mental control loops triggered by words, gestures, music or whatever a local preacher can design. The pastor does not do this deliberately as in, “How can I design a system to keep them trapped,” but he simply does it by trial and error in Darwinian fashion as to what works with a particular person and congregation and what does not. This is how it works. And whatever system of controls survives the experimentation is what survives in the same way as animal species survive in the process of natural selection in the Survival of the Fittest. The better the system design, the harder it will be to break them out of the mental loops.
Sadly, this is the worst part. There are many people who commit suicide in this world, but within the Pentecostal religion, the number is astoundingly large. Their lives are marked with self-condemnation, self-loathing, poor self-esteem — these problems often manifesting themselves as depression, anxiety disorders, or other mental health issues. Some of these can be very detrimental if left untreated — depression and bipolar disorder both have high rates of suicide. The Pentecostal religion is designed like a army drill instructor to break you down mentally. The only difference is, the army brings you back up. The Pentecostal religion does not. Just think about low self esteem and how it relates to suicide.
This is not your ordinary religion. This is a brainwashing, emotionally abusive religion. If your religion requires special rules to get into heaven that god does not require, then you have indeed sinned yourself. You may ask why is that? Because Jesus died on the cross for what god sees as a sin. To create false sins, is to say that your law is better than gods law. And the bible clearly states that this in itself is a sinful act. Maybe this explains it better.
If we have to do anything to gain our salvation, then we call God a liar. Ephesians 2:8,9 tells us that it’s not by works of righteousness, but by grace. If we have to do anything except repent and receive, then it wasn’t truly finished when Jesus said “it is finished,” on the cross. The Bible says that all of our works are as filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6)
The law was in the Old Testament. People did not get saved by keeping the law. Moses, David, or any other Old Testament saint was saved by faith- not keeping the law. Read Hebrews 11. It says they were all saved by faith!!
The Trinity one last time, At Jesus’ baptism you have Jesus (the Son) being baptized, God (the Father) speaking from heaven, and the dove (the Holy Spirit) coming down and landing on Jesus. (Matthew 3:13-17). This isn’t a magic show. There are three different people. Jesus cannot be in the water, in the heavens and that of a dove at one time at any one second. If that doesn’t convince you maybe this will.
You have Jesus many times saying that He was doing the Father’s will and that He and the Father were One. That does not mean the same person. To see and hear Jesus was to see and hear God. If you were hearing Jesus, you were hearing god, because god worked through Jesus. Jesus also told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they received the Holy Spirit.
The thing that scares me most is why there are a massive number of people leaving this religion. And I can already tell you what the current Pentecostals will say. They will say that the person has lost faith. Or they didn’t understand. Usually something along those lines. But its really not it at all. God opened their eyes. To save them from a sinful religion. A religion that will cast them into hell.
Not all parts of this blog were my writing. I’d cite my sources and give them credit, but when my mind gets going, I have to keep going. I can say that not only were the beliefs about the oneness Pentecostal religion looked at by baptist as wrong, but all other religions do as well. So I will leave you with this. The religions of others date way back thousands of years. This oneness Pentecostal religion dates back just over 100. The more accurate religion is going to be the oldest religion. Another example, if all other religions frown upon what your religion teaches, why do you think its right? Are you going to tell me that if 9 out of 10 people said jumping off a bridge was going to kill you, that you would believe the 1 who said it wouldn’t? Because ultimately in choosing this religion that’s what you are saying. All it really takes to understand religion, is common sense. You have to put your religious thinking aside to be able to use it.
As agnostic as I may be, I am smart enough to know, the oneness Pentecostal religion, is not correct for anyone. I don’t base my decision because my grandparents took me to church. Or that I have been associated with a particular religion. I base my decision by reading the bible and looking up its meanings.
I am asking that all of you pray for those who are lost in this religion. Especially my friend who I will not name. By staying in this religion, they will surely be denied entrance into the kingdom of god because their religion is a sin in itself.