A "biblical" Unitarian dodges the deity of Christ
TBC: As we have noted in a three part series of articles, the evangelical church is in the process of being weaned off the Word of God (see 2/07, 3/07, and 9/07 TBC newsletter). In part 3, Tom wrote, "Paul warned that there would come a time when 'sound doctrine' (2 Timothy:4:3,4) would give way to what 'seemeth right unto a man' (Proverbs:14:12) in determining what is true. There will be apostate 'teachers' who advance an experiential mode that panders to the lusts of the flesh, promoting self-serving “fables” or myths. Furthermore, these 'deceitful workers' and lying 'ministers of righteousness' (2 Corinthians:11:13,15) would draw upon the teachings of 'seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils' (1 Timothy:4:1). Paul certainly had such teachers in mind as he warned the Ephesian elders that after his departing 'grievous wolves' would enter among them and teach 'perverse things, to draw away disciples after them' (Acts 20: 29,30). There is no doubt that these verses are being fulfilled in our day."
With the "dumbing down" of the Church in the West, it is not surprising to see increasing examples of how believers are showing little if any discernment in dealing with teachings contrary to the Word of God. Unitarians deny the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are teaching "another Jesus" (2 Corinthians:11:4). It is instructive to consider how one [self labeled] "biblical" Unitarian enrolled his children in a Christian school while bypassing the School's statement regarding the deity of the Lord Jesus:
"After visiting a number of facilities we decided upon one that seemed to be a very good fit. Sure enough, page three of the application form contained the dreaded doctrinal agreement. Thankfully though this one allowed a space for writing alternate language for any item that we disagreed with, and it indicated that they would then take our position into consideration regarding the children's admission to the school.
"Here is what the form stated: “'We believe that there is one God; eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.'
And, here was what we wrote: 'We believe in One God, the Creator and the Father, eternally existent; One Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God; One Spirit, the holy spirit. We believe in their unity of purpose and action.'
"I called the school and read to the administrator their wording and ours. After a moment of silence she said, 'Oh, we have no problem with that…heck, most of us don’t understand that doctrine anyway.' Praise God, the kids were accepted and we can look forward to a new school and them enjoying the fruit of a solid Christian based education" (http://www.stfonline.org/2013/06/26/a-biblical-unitarian-navigating-through-a-trinitarian-world/).
[TBC: If people are unfamiliar with a subject, they misunderstand it--in this case what the Bible says about the Lord Jesus and His nature. The "biblical" Unitarian seems as unfamiliar with the Bible as the administrator. He wrote, "We believe in One God, the Creator and the Father, eternally existent..." Yet, Colossians tells us (speaking of the Lord Jesus), "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him" (Colossians:1:16).
The Unitarian limited the "creator" to his concept of God, whom he also calls, "the Father." Yet, Jesus speaking of himself states, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." In Revelation:22:13, Jesus Christ says, "I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Can we ignore the parallel in Isaiah:48:12, "Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last"?]