Unitarians - A Religion for the Wicked Masses
And So It Begins
I was fully intending to be writing an article concerning the tenet of Calvinism signified by the letter "T" in TULIP but and an interesting thing happened on the way to the forum. My previous article seemed to draw out some very well versed and educated Unitarians that wanted to take me to task concerning my doctrine of the Trinity; that Jesus is fully God and man. I have known their tactics for many years and as the JWs have their favorite passages with which to argue their cultic doctrine, the Unitarians are a whole lot better educated and well-versed (not indoctrinated as they accuse me being) and come very prepared.to support their position. Herein lies the problem; Christians as a whole in this country are very weak in doctrine and it seems the church system intends to keep it that way. They kept asking me to produce a "single" verse that would declare that Jesus was God; I provided well over a hundred but I knew full well this is not what they wanted for they can only handle a verse or a passage at a time. I acquiesced and gave them Isaiah 9:6 and they did not disappoint. They came back with time tested Unitarian dogma, very well presented; thoroughly bad doctrine but who would know the difference among the average non-Unitarian church goer? They did not want to comment or to discuss; they wanted to aggrandize themselves, shore up their own position and to bring myself and anyone else down who might peruse their writing. To sum it up, I did a little more research and I am going to address 8 (eight) major points of Unitarianism versus Christianity, that some may be better equipped in these perilous last days.
The coexist symbol is truly the heart of Unitarianism.
Unitarians, the Cults and the Pharisees Have a Common Ground.
What Did the Pharisees Know, Unitarians Don't?
Here lies an interesting question; who was the Messiah or better, what was He supposed to be? Every Pharisee knew that He would be God incarnate and the term Son of God was not a term of family but of the Father's relationship to man; the tangible, touchable character of Almighty God. Their problem with Jesus was that He did not meet their predisposed criteria, as they leaned heavily on the writings of the Rabbi's as opposed to the actual Torah. Sounds a lot like the church today; give us an easy book to read, a light devotional and we will be equipped to face all challenges that come our way, until they actually come. Pharisees - Why wasn't He born a king? He wasn't educated by the Rabbinical system if educated at all, He doesn't even quote the Rabbis and He is not very kind when He addresses our holiness, of which we are sure far exceeds that of a common carpenter. The people are beginning to listen to Him more than the professional religious holy men. He challenges us and we cannot find an answer and should anyone of our cadre follow or support this one of a rebellious spirit, he shall be expelled from our illustrious body - permanently.
What did the Pharisees have in common with today's Unitarians? Their theology and lifestyles would not and cannot tolerate this man being God. The Pharisees' wanted Him dead whereas the Unitarians know that cannot be the case currently but He must be relegated to being a man and no more. The Pharisees had a deep abiding need of the Law being at their very core, though manipulated to set them apart from the sheep of Israel.
On the other hand, Unitarians which came into existence in the late 1600s in Poland and Transylvania and eventually morphed into what we see today by the 1800s, being considered a legitimate alternative to traditional Christianity. With seminaries affording them a very sophisticated education in several disciplines and community acceptance, they maintain a dedicated and passionate following. Most of the Christian community has no idea what they truly stand for and it is not for the Gospel of Christ.
Interest Assessment of Unitarian Thinking.
A Lot of Famous Unitarians.
Interesting Quote From Taft.
What Else Do They Hold to be the Truth?
After the main tenet of the non-deity of Christ the following 8 points will give you a better idea of who they are and why they will be so popular in these last days.
Point 1: One god and the oneness or unity of god.
James 2:19 - "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
Point 2: The teachings of Jesus have set an example of a good and moral life.
1 Thessalonians2:13 - "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in Truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe." Jesus did not just set a good example which is only a fraction of the truth for He made us a new creation in Him that we should live out His life in obedience. As per John 14:15, obedience is the sincerest form of love for the Savor.
Point 3: Reason, rational thought, science & philosophy coexist with faith in the one god.
2 Corinthians 6:14-17 "Be ye not equally yoked together with unbelievers...what part hath He that believeth with an infidel....come out from among them and be ye separate saith the Lord .." and Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world...." The believer is never asked to coexist which carries with it the hidden meaning of acceptance but to live a life that eithers draws another to Christ, or as in this present culture we now reside, you become an offense. As Jesus said, they hated ME they shall hate you.
Point 4: Humans must use their free will in a responsible, constructive and ethical manner and any religion will be useful to assist them.
John 8:43-47 "Why do ye not understand My speech? Because ye cannot hear My Word. Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye WILL do:...And because I tell ye the Truth, ye believe Me not...He that is of God hearth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." Man has NO free will outside of Christ for they are totally subject to their father the Devil. It is only when a person comes to the saving knowledge of the Savior, that free will comes into play in the form to obey or not to obey. The lost of this world go about life thinking they are doing everything of their own free choice, but in reality they are just extendible pawns as far as the Devil is concerned in his war with righteousness.
Point 5: No religion can have the absolute monopoly on the holy spirit or with theological Truth.
It is John 14:6 that the world detests, for Jesus claims He is the ONLY way.
Point 6: Human nature in its present condition is neither inherently corrupt nor depraved but is capable of both good & evil as god intended from the beginning.
Boy, Romans 3:23 is not a key verse in their repertoire. Do you notice that as the points progress how their doctrine strays further and further from the Word of God?
Point 7: The writers of the bible were inspired by god but being human they were capable of human error.
2 Peter 1:21 begs to differ with this tenet: the writers did not write anything of their own will but wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. They were the pens in the hand of God as they wrote what we have before us this day. The word moved in this verse is also found in Acts 27 verse 17 where the ship that Paul was on was driven before the storm. They were not sailing the vessel; it was going wherever the storm was going to take them; likewise the men wrote as they were driven before the Holy Spirit wherever He desired them to go. There was no human error in the original manuscripts and as I have written before, our Bible is made from copies of the originals by fallible men but perfected in the lives of His Saints.
Point 8: Predestination, eternal damnation, the vicarious sacrifice and the many theories of the atonement are completely invalid: they malign god's character and veil the true nature and mission of Jesus.
Pray there is no heaven and hope there is no hell. How could a loving god ever condemn another poor human being for following his own conscience. Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death."
The moral of this exercise is this: not all that appears benign and of little consequence is to be taken lightly, for the souls of mankind hang in the balance. The next time you see one of those coexist bumper stickers, remind yourself that you are at war with an enemy that hates your very existence.