A One Person Godhead? Modalism or Sabellian Heresy


One person Godhead with three offices = modalism...

Understand that there are three offices of the Godhead. Like this little lady said. She said, ‘To my husband I am a wife, to my children I am a mother, that’s my office. To hundreds of third graders I am their teacher and have been down through the years. That’s a different office; none of them the same, but I’m still the same person.” – (The Shepherd’s Chapel, broadcast June 4, 1991)

This definition of the Godhead is textbook heresy. That God is not the God of the bible but it is a very popular one. Anyone who holds to such teachings and propagates them will surely answer to God. It is all the proof that you need that this person is not of God.

From Wikipedia on the ancient Sabellian heresy:

“In Christianity, Sabellianism (also known as modalism, modalistic monarchianism, or modal monarchism) is the nontrinitarian or anti-trinitarian belief that the Heavenly Father, Resurrected Son, and Holy Spirit are three different modes or aspects of one monadic God, as perceived by the believer, rather than three distinct persons within the Godhead – that there are no real or substantial differences between the three, such that there is no substantial identity for the Spirit or the Son. The term Sabellianism comes from Sabellius, who was a theologian and priest from the 3rd century.”

Where there is smoke, there’s fire. Though the Chapel gives lip service to the doctrine of the Trinity their own definition of the Godhead betrays them.

This was the first false doctrine that Jesus Christ blew the lid off of in 2004… after this I began to see a tidal wave of erroneous teaching that I had been led to believe as truth…

Interesting side note, Murray will often say that God created everything because He was consumed with His own loneliness… really? That is an understandable conclusion for someone who teaches modalism… but I can assure you loneliness was not the reason God created everything.

In the Trinitarian Godhead there is an eternal inter-relating of persons; in the modalistic conception there is only one person and no inter-relating. Easy for Murray to imagine God being lonely.

In late 2004 I ordered a tape set from Reformed theologian R.C. Sproul on the Holy Spirit. It was the first time I heard a clear scriptural exposition of the Godhead – something that Murray had never done.

In Spring of 2005 when I was busting loose from the chapel I realized that Murray was teaching the modalistic heresy – this is when the war began, it was knives out against the Chapel from this point… I rejected him as thoroughly satanic at that point and realized I had been deceived.


For Murray, there is only one person in the Godhead...

The modalistic heresy, or Sabellian heresy asserts that there is one person God, in three successive, modes, states, forms or offices. And this is certainly what Murray teaches. But what does the scripture say about this?




Author: Timothy Campbell

Independent researcher exposing Joel's Army / Latter-Rain Movement, Christian evangelist and helping to expose the plot of the ages - the church will be here during the great tribulation (or Golden Age of Gaia) and will have resist the beast and his mark...

5 thoughts on “A One Person Godhead? Modalism or Sabellian Heresy”

  1. Give me a break this is so wrong what you are saying here They never ever said that God created others because he was lonely that’s crazy never did they say that


  2. Judge not (don’t judge). We should not criticize.
    1. Erroneous view of God.
    2. Erroneous view of yourself.
    3. Self righteousness.
    First cast The Beam out of your own eye.
    2Pet. 2:1
    We have to be dependent on the LORD!
    We have to be saved by coming to the Gospel.
    Proper righteous judgments.
    Are you doing this to know and honor God or to exalt yourself ?


  3. If you are just following what a pastor says instead of getting in The Word and reading it for yourself, you have a problem! We are responsible for knowing what The Word of God says. We have to read it book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. Never just rely on what someone tells you – study it for yourself!

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  4. I feel that you shouldn’t attend any Churches until you have your own then you can be held responsible for your teachings. I personally would not attend simply because you are wrong in so many ways putting words in these God fearing Preachers mouths. I pray you get it together the GOSPEL that is.

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  5. You are from one so called false teacher to the next. Rc sproul is teaching another Gospel….thats reformed theology and calvinism so beware while you are exposing Shepard Chapel.



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