Adoptionism

Adoptionism (also called Dynamic Monarchianism), is a subset of non-Trinitarianism that holds that Jesus was a mere mortal man, and that he was “adopted” as God’s Son at some point in his earthly life, usually at his baptism. The synods of Antioch and Nicea rejected Adoptionism, and it is a sub-Christian heresy.
Theodotus of Byzantium in the second century is the first known proponent of this view. Paul of Samosata in the third century followed Theodotus in this view. Certain aspects of this heresy arose in the 8th and 9th century in Iberia.
Scholar Bart Ehrman has popularized the idea that early Christians were adoptionists, pointing out that “son of God” is not present in certain early manuscripts of Mark until Christ’s baptism. Others defend this view by pointing out that the Apostle Paul does not mention the virgin birth of Christ in his epistles.
Other Adoptionists include some Unitarians and certain Mormons, led by LDS leader, James Strang, who was convinced that Jesus became God through the process of Eternal Progression.



A CALL TO ACTION

Too many churches in America are lacking in discernment. Do you find yourself wishing you could help? Do you have a love for Scripture? And a desire to write to edify the church?

We hear every day from people who want to make a difference but don't know how to get started. To answer this need, we created Writers Write: The 5-Day Challenge.

This mini-course will jumpstart your goals by showing you how to write in a way that will have people saying “I care about that.”

Right now Pulpit & Pen readers can get Writers Write: The 5-Day Challenge at a special 25% discount.

Get your writing in front of people who will actually read it. Don't miss out on this special deal. Click here to get started.

God Bless.


***

Stay informed. Subscribe Today.

When you subscribe, please add newsletter@pulpitandpen.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.

Enter your email address below…



Contact Us Donate

Facebook Comments

You may also like...