Alliance yokes Evangelicals with
Oneness Pentecostals in the name of providing social services to
Hurricane Katrina victims, according to a Kitsap
Sun article by Eric D. Williams
The following is an
email I recently (9/17/05)
sent to a local clergyman:
Brother _______ ,
I left you a message on your answering machine, and I wanted to follow
up with this email. Like I have said before, I have always respected and
admired you as a brother in Christ so it is in that context that I
approach you with some controversy.
I recommend that you not yoke in ministry with Oneness Pentecostal
groups such as Emmanuel Apostolic in Bremerton.
Emmanuel Apostolic is a member organization of the denomination called
the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. They teach that you are not
saved unless you are baptized in "Jesus' name" only. That you must speak
in tongues as an evidence of salvation. They do not believe in the
Trinity, but teach that there is "Jesus only".
I believe it is very serious to preach a different Jesus and a different
gospel or to appear to endorse those who do. If we do not consider such
differences important then it seems to me that we
have effectively become Unitarian-Universalists.
There is nothing more important than who Jesus is and what is the
I recommend that we trust our Lord Jesus for wisdom as to how to be
“good Samaritans” and respond to crises and help needy people without
also compromising or confusing our message and our calling.
Please consider discussing this with me via email or phone or in
(Posted on this site: 9/24/05)