Jesus Only doctrine
The Jesus-Only doctrine
is that which is taught by Oneness Pentecostals
such as the United Pentecostal Church
and other Apostolic denominations. A variant of Sabellianism
, this belief states that there is no God the Father
, nor God the Holy Spirit
, but that the Godhead is comprised solely of Jesus Christ
, or "Jesus Only".
Adherants of this doctrine are taught that a person cannot be saved unless this person first forsakes his belief in the Trinity and is rebaptized "in the Name of Jesus only", according to an interpretation of several scriptures, most notably Acts 2:38. Conversely, the baptismal formula accepted by most Christians is found in Matthew 28:19.