The History of the Dynamic Monarchians Update

I have published this historical study and it is available from me. There will be a half page ad in the IBC Perspectives Magazine soon. This is an indepth study of those ancient (and later) Monarchians, who were known by some historians as “Dynamic” Monarchians because of their interpretation of the “process” of the incarnation. In their zeal to protect and preserve the genuine humanity of Christ, they emphasized it to such an extent in their interpretation of the “days of his flesh” that they have been accused of denying the divinity of Jesus. In their view, there was a process on the human side of the incarnation, which protected the genuine humanity of Christ as our substitutionary sacrifice on Calvary.

Also, in this work, I study the existence of a group of Christians primarily in Armenia and in Eastern Europe (although I think some of them came into Western Europe during the days of the beginning of the Reformation). This group, sometimes called the Thonraki, lasted as a discrete organization up through at least the early years of the twentieth century. It is possible that some of them ended up in California at the turn of the century, and visited the Azusa Street Revival. They seem to have embraced the Oneness of God in Christ, baptism in Jesus’ name, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. More study needs to be done.