Reformed Christian Community Asked to Repent for Attacking T. D. Jakes Over His Trinity Beliefs

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Lead pastor and author Bryan Crawford Loritts is asking the Reformed community to “repent” of their harsh criticism and one-sided attacks on Bishop T. D. Jakes in regards to his beliefs about the Godhead.

Having personally attended and spoken at this year’s Elephant Room featuring other speakers like Jakes, Mark Driscoll, and Steven Furtick, Loritts found the assaults directed toward The Potter’s House senior pastor unwarranted and unbiblical.
“If you have attacked Bishop Jakes, or James MacDonald over Bishop’s perceived modalism, and after hearing what he has to say and how he is not a modalist, then you need to repent, and it needs to be as public as the attacks that you have made,” the Fellowship Memphis leader penned on his blog Thursday.
“Anything less than this is unbiblical. I’m anxious to see how truly gospel centered you are,” he added.
Controversy surrounded the Elephant Room – a theological roundtable featuring blunt conversations among influential pastors. Prior to Wednesday’s event, Pastor James MacDonald – also the moderator of the discussions along with Driscoll – had drawn critics for inviting Jakes to the Elephant Room. MacDonald was hoping to hear the Dallas pastor’s views on the Trinity and the prosperity gospel.
Many Reformed Christians accused Jakes of being a “heretic” due to his purported belief in modalism – the insistence that members of the Holy Trinity are not three distinct, eternally co-existing persons, but only forms of God (a singular spirit), a doctrine held by Oneness Apostolic Pentecostals.
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SOURCE: Christian Post
Eryn Sun