Earlier in the week, Tony Evans appeared at the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention and engaged in the heresy of Modalism by describing the Trinity as a Pretzel. Pastor Mike Todd of Transformation church has joined the fray- giving an even worse analogy and illustration of what the Trinity is while continuing to show he has no business leading or teaching anyone.
Transformation Church’s Lead Pastor Michael Todd is known for crowd surfing during his church’s worship service and spending a lot of money. In the last two years, he’s given away $3,500,000 in houses, cash, and cars, spent $65,000 to buy 168 pairs of shoes, gave $600,000 away in “reparations” and purchased a real estate complex for over $20,000,000, and then another for $35,000,000. He also gave away a million dollars in a recent sermon series.
He’s also known for frequently appearing on Preachers n Sneakers Instagram account for wearing insanely expensive clothing and for giving the world perhaps the grossest illustration in church after he snorted and then hocked a loogie full of spit and snot into his hand and rubbed it in another man’s face.
Now, in a teaching video, Mike Todd uses vats of water, ice, and dry ice to show that in the same way these are all “expressions” of H₂O, just in a different form, so are the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost “expressions” of God.
This assertion is commonly known as the heresy of Modalism, a doctrine of demons if there ever was one, where all three members of the Godhead are not understood to be three distinct persons but rather expressions of one being, rather than three modes or manifestations.
Amusingly, he ends up teaching an even worse heresy than Modalism because the chemical composition of dry ice is not H₂O but rather CO₂, which is two carbon atoms bonded to one oxygen atom, unlike the one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms of steam, water, and ice. He explains:
It’s one God- everybody say ‘one God’. Say like you mean it ‘one God, three expressions. Okay, let me. What is this? It’s water. That’s what we say, but if you want to be very scientific, this is H₂O. Okay, this is H₂O. Let me ask you a different question…We established this is H₂O.
What is this? (Congregants: Ice.) You say ‘ice’. If we go down to its basic form, this is H₂O. Now, it’s in a different form than the liquid version, but…this is a different expression. So when your drink is too warm, you don’t put more water in it -it’s H₂O- but you put a different expression of H₂O into your drink. And we call it ‘ice.’
What is this? This is H₂O too. It’s dry ice, and it’s a different expression. So if that was God the Father, God the Son, this is God the Holy Spirit. Still H₂O. But it takes on a completely different form.
And this is what God is about to do in your life. You’re about to see evidence of the power of the Holy Spirit. Still God, still, still, still God. Still God. Still God. God the Father, God the Son, and God help me the Holy-
That’s called modalism! 🚩🚩🚩 pic.twitter.com/aTdDDUcoSh— Biblical and Reformed (@GomesHasti) June 19, 2022