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Welcome to The Side of Truth
Help for Apostolics and Oneness Pentecostals to learn the
truth about the nature of God, salvation, and Christianity.

At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light...
My name is Ernie Sanchez and I'm a former member of the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus (Apostolic Assembly) - a Oneness Pentecostal (OP) organization which, in short, denies the Trinity and believes in baptismal regeneration. One of my purposes for this site is to inform those who hold to the teachings which I formerly adhered to that, though they may be sincere, they're sincerely wrong in their beliefs.1

Specifically, it is my desire to reach those in the movement who are naively allowing themselves to be taught false teaching and have never been informed of what Trinitarians really teach and believe, as I once was. I have no doubt that they read the Bible, however, I will show that the Oneness Pentecostal interpretation of Scripture is flawed.

My other purpose is to inform Trinitarians about this heretical teaching. There is an increasing effort by pseudo-Christian groups to blur the line of separation between them and Biblical Christianity.2 My site will deal mainly with the Apostolic Assembly and the United Pentecostal Church (UPC) because 1) the UPC is the largest OP organization and 2) the Apostolic Assembly, of which I was a member, share essentially the same doctrines as the UPC .3

After viewing my site, you will know that the Oneness doctrine (more importantly, the denial that the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit are eternally distinct "persons") is not faithful to the scriptural evidence. Although you may call Jesus god, it is still possible for you to believe in "another Jesus" (2 Cor. 11:4) which cannot save.

If you are a Oneness Pentecostal who sincerely desires the truth, my prayer is that you allow the Holy Spirit to teach you ALL things (John 14:26). We should keep in mind Colossians 2:20-23 before declaring something to be the Word of God when, in fact, it is merely of man. In studying the Bible, I am influenced by the Jews of Berea in Acts 17:11 to examine the Scriptures daily so that I may know that the things I hear or read are true.

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1. As an example, say an ill person is in sudden need of a medicine that will immediately help him, but the nurse, in her haste, accidentally grabs the wrong one and injects what will amount to a lethal dose. Although she was sincere in her attempt to help, she was, unfortunately, sincerely wrong. ^

2. In Oneness Pentecostal circles, the two most prominent ones that are naively being accepted by Trinitarians are T. D. Jakes and the singing group Phillips, Craig & Dean. To learn more about them click here.

3. It must also be said that there are other Oneness Pentecostal groups who don't hold to the UPC view of "holiness" (i.e. woman can't wear pants or cut their hair, can't watch T.V., can't go to movie theaters or sporting events,etc.). Some have even left their organization on this issue alone. There are also those that don't hold to the UPC view of the Godhead.