Saturday, February 18, 2006

Modalism Is False

Modalism, or Sabellianism, is false because God has only one nature and three distinct co-equal and co-eternal persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit/Ghost) share this same nature at the same time. Modalism incorrectly affirms one person manifested in three modes at different times, like water as a solid, liquid, and gas--which is an analogy one must never use when explaining the Trinity.