Special Edition of Deep in Scripture – “Verse(s) I never saw…” Series
Marcus welcomes Scripture scholar, theologian, and philosopher Mark McNeil, a former member of the United Pentecostal Church (Oneness Pentecostal) and, later, Assemblies of God minister. As a UPC member, Mark had a different understanding of the Trinity, which he discusses in this program. Marcus and Mark also discuss the nature of the Trinity, the Sacrament of Baptism, and authority in regards to interpreting Scripture.
Scripture verses: Acts 2:28, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5 and Matthew 28:19
Mark’s parents did not often attend church, but at a young age he was permitted to participate at a Baptist congregation, where he was aware of God, loved the Scriptures and knew Jesus Christ. From the ages of 13 to 20, he became active in the United Pentecostal Church, which denies the Holy Trinity and teaches that the one Person, Jesus, manifested himself in three guises in history. After attending Bible College, Mark developed an interest in Trinitarian questions. He became an Assembly of God pastor, because that denomination believes in the Holy Trinity. Through his continued study and prayer, God eventually led him home to the Catholic Church.
Mark McNeil is currently the Department Chair of Theology at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, where he has taught for ten years. He has earned master’s degrees in Scripture, theology, and philosophy. Mark also teaches theology part-time at the University of St. Thomas and has spoken at parishes and conferences in the Houston area as well as throughout the country. He has also appeared twice on Eternal Word Television Network’s (EWTN) The Journey Home broadcast. Other talks by Mark McNeil are available from St. Joseph’s Communications in California.