A Trinitarian Pentecostal Response

A Trinitarian Pentecostal Response Pneuma 30 (2008) 229-232 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157007408X346357 www.brill.nl/pneu A Trinitarian Pentecostal Response 1 William W. Menzies 2087 S. Celebration Ave., Springfi eld, MO, 65809, USA wwmenzies@mchsi.com I wish to commend the leaders of the Society for Pentecostal Studies for the careful and thoughtful study of the issues that have divided Oneness and Trinitarian Pentecostal believers. The committee that met periodically from 2002-2007 to consider these issues has produced a final report that appears to me to be eminently fair and irenic in tone. Yet, in so doing, it seems that critical theological issues have not been avoided. The affirma- tions in the paper certainly include continuing serious theological differ- ences between the two groups. I salute the participants for the high level of Christian charity and scholarly acumen reflected in the report. Being a life-long member of the Trinitarian Assemblies of God, I acknowl- edge that my identity favors the fi ndings of the Trinitarian component of the discussion. It is apparent to me that with only minor points conceded for some compromise in the Oneness theology statements, there does not, at this point, seem to be much ground for near-term optimism for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pneuma Brill

A Trinitarian Pentecostal Response

Pneuma, Volume 30 (2): 229 – Jan 1, 2008

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/157007408X346357
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Pneuma 30 (2008) 229-232 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157007408X346357 www.brill.nl/pneu A Trinitarian Pentecostal Response 1 William W. Menzies 2087 S. Celebration Ave., Springfi eld, MO, 65809, USA wwmenzies@mchsi.com I wish to commend the leaders of the Society for Pentecostal Studies for the careful and thoughtful study of the issues that have divided Oneness and Trinitarian Pentecostal believers. The committee that met periodically from 2002-2007 to consider these issues has produced a final report that appears to me to be eminently fair and irenic in tone. Yet, in so doing, it seems that critical theological issues have not been avoided. The affirma- tions in the paper certainly include continuing serious theological differ- ences between the two groups. I salute the participants for the high level of Christian charity and scholarly acumen reflected in the report. Being a life-long member of the Trinitarian Assemblies of God, I acknowl- edge that my identity favors the fi ndings of the Trinitarian component of the discussion. It is apparent to me that with only minor points conceded for some compromise in the Oneness theology statements, there does not, at this point, seem to be much ground for near-term optimism for

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