Excerpt from Nazareth Against Nice, or an Impartial Review of the Existing Churches, Their Creeds and Principles, From the Stand-Point of the Written Word of God
It is scarcely less than solecistic to speak of the Trinity, or the doctrine of the Trinity, in the singular number. Sometimes singular, sometimes plural, it is characterized by ambiguity. The conceptions about the Trinity, or the doctrines of it, are about as numerous as the planets in our system. The bishops and learned doctors of the English Episcopal Church profess this, that, or the other theory as each one's notion might determine. Thus, Dr. John Wallis, profound as a mathematician, took the Sahel lian view, or, as it is called, The Modal Scheme, which represents the Father as the sole person, and the Son and Spirit as attributes, or emanations from Him. It compares the divinity to the sun, of which the Father would be analogous to the substance, the Son to the light, and the Holy Ghost to the heat. This comes near monotheism.
It is supposed that Archbishop Tillotson was of this way of thinking.
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