Trinitarian Heresies Explained

  • If one emphasizes that God is one and three persons, but fails to acknowledge God's equality, the heresy is subordinationism.

  • If one emphasizes that God is one and equal, but fails to acknowledge God is three persons, the heresy is modalism.

  • If one emphasizes that God is equal and three persons, but fails to acknowledge that God is one, the heresy is tritheism.

  • If one is able to balance all three basic concepts — that God is one, equal, and three persons — this is orthodox belief.

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