This week’s term:
Sabellianism – The teaching of Sabellius. He taught that the Trinity of the Godhead was not, in fact, three persons, but merely three manifestations of God, that is, as one man is a brother, a father, and a son. Also known as “modalism”.
Last week’s term:
Gnosticism – The teaching of the Gnostics. They taught God was utterly remote from the material creation, and that He ruled intermediately through other beings (gods) who diminished in dignity according to their nearness to the world of created matter.