Steven Furtick is a heretic, undoubtedly. He preaches a false prosperity gospel and bilks his congregation for money. He has made absurd claims about not only the Scriptures but God himself such as claiming that God reflects his image (rather than man reflecting God’s image), that without man, God is just an abstract concept, and denies God’s sovereignty over His own plans.
But until recently, it was at least thought that Furtick had an orthodox view of the Trinity. But, apparently not, as Furtick has spent far too much time around modalistic heretic, T.D. Jakes. Apparently, Furtick now embraces the same heresy that Jakes affirms, rejecting the orthodox view of the Trinity that teaches three distinct, co-equal, co-eternal persons of one substance, and instead replaces three distinct persons with three separate manifestations that do not co-exist simultaneously but instead changes forms at different times.
During a recent sermon Furtick preaches, Furtick, twisting John 16:7, says that Jesus “is not leaving you, but changing forms.” He then goes on to say “up until now I have walked with you, But when I send my spirit, I will be in you.”
This is exactly not what this passage teaches. Instead, Furtick twists it to promote a doctrine that was condemned by the Church as early as the third century by Tertullian and later systematized by the Church through creeds such as Athanasian and Nicene.