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T. D. Jakes, the Trinity, and the Truth

Ironically, Jakes has said much of this before. On an Australian radio program in 2010, he explained:

I believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I believe that they are three persons. I believe that in a way that “persons” is a limited word for the Godhead and even those that adhere to that say that to be true. But I think the issue is there are distinctives—there are things that can be said about the Father than can’t be said about the Son and the Holy Spirit. I believe that.

Yet, yesterday he was more specific (just as the Australian interview was more specific than this Christianity Today article in 2000).

Jakes has explicitly said he moved away from a non-trinitiarian position to a Trinitarian one as he studied the scriptures. You might want more, and I would have loved to hear several other theological issues addressed. Regardless, to be fair, you have to at least acknowledge a shift on views of the Trinity—and that is a move in the right direction.

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Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.