In his book The Truth War, popular pastor and author, John MacArthur has taken on what he considers several departures from “the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (his book is really a treatment of Jude 1-5 in light of what he considers contemporary challenges to the ancient faith).
In this book, he takes on not only the likes of McLaren but TD Jakes, even though he doesn’t mention him by name. You see, TD Jakes is a Oneness Pentecostal and a best-selling author. So after pointing out the heretical elements of Sabellianism from a historical perspective on pp. 100-102, MacArthur returns a few pages later with the following:
Sabellianism, for instance, has made a strong comeback. The hallmark of “Oneness Pentecostalism” is a denial of the Trinity and a view of the Godhead that is indistinguishable from ancient Sabellianism. Yet many—perhaps most—in the evangelical movement today are perfectly willing to ignore the lessons from Scripture and history, set aside the whole disagreement as something entirely nonessential, and embrace contemporary Sabellianism as a legitimate expression of authentic Christian faith. For at least a decade now, evangelical best-seller lists have included a steady stream of works by authors and musicians who deny the doctrine of the Trinity. (p. 117)
Is One Pentecostalism really a denial of the Trinity? Is it really a heresy? Is TD Jakes really a heretic even though he writes and preaches about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?
I need some clarity on this one.