Friday, September 16, 2022



Aside from modalism, the most common heresy (from what I have seen) is tritheism. Tritheism means “[the belief in] three gods”. Any Christian should be able to identify the fundamental issue with tritheism, based on the name alone. Christianity is a monotheistic religion, meaning that we believe in one (mono) God, and only one God.

How does tritheism have anything to do with Christianity? This heresy comes from the doctrine of the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity is that there are three coequal, coexistent, separate persons of the Godhead. The Son is not the Father, the Father is not the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is not the Son, all three Persons are God. All three persons are the same God, not three individual gods.

In short, tritheism comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of the Trinity. Tritheism turns the Three Persons of the Godhead into individual gods, which makes tritheism a heretical doctrine.

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