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How do Biblical Unitarians reconcile Isaiah 42:8 with Philippians 2:9?

The name of the LORD is sacred and to be given to God alone. This is seen in Isaiah 42:8: “I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.” ‭‭‬(‭ESV‬‬) ...
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To those believing Jesus NOT to be “the only true God”: Why does God let His angels worship His firstborn, when God allows worship only of Himself?

Hebrews 1:6 (NIV) says: when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” My question is for those who don’t believe Jesus to be “the only true God”: Why the ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, how does the presence of God dwell in Jesus?

John 2:18-22 says: 18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then ...
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This question is for Biblical Unitarians. If Jesus did not preexist His birth how do you explain Him being credited with creation?

Starting with John 1:3, "All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being." Colossians 1:16, "For by or in Him all things were ...
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What passages of scripture give the strongest support for Jesus being a separate person than the person of YHWH?

Jesus' most important commandment is the following: Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, YHWH our Elohim, YHWH is 1. And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with ...
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How do Unitarians understand 1 Corinthians 1:2?

1 Corinthians 1:2 "Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians who was seen walking in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?

In the third chapter of Daniel, 3 Jewish men get thrown into a fiery furnace. The King who had them thrown in looks and sees a fourth person walking around with them in the fire. This fourth person ...
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Baptism in (Biblical) Unitarian denominations

Do Biblical Unitarian churches also baptise in the Name of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? Which words are used? Please specify the concrete denomination in your answer, as this may be handled ...
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My question is for Unitarians/Biblical Unitarians. In what respect do you know Jesus Christ?

Obviously the key to salvation is to "know" Jesus, "the Lord" of Matthew 7:21-23 and the master of the house" of Luke 13:25-27. Not everyone who says to Me Lord, Lord, will ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand the connection between Mark 1:1-4 and Malachi 3:1-5?

I'm aware someone asked this question already, but they no longer have an account, the post has no answers, and I'm hopefully going to reformulate the question in a way that hopefully explicates the ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians reconcile Deuteronomy 33:26, where there is 'none like God' in the clouds, and Daniel 7:13, with the son of man in clouds?

Deuteronomy 33:26 is "There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the heavens to your aid, and the clouds in His majesty." Biblical Unitarians take Daniel 7:13 to be a Messianic ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians, who deny the Son's pre-existence, understand Hebrews 1:2's "through whom He made the universe"?

Hebrews 1:1-2 is 1 On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets. 2 But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of ...
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How do Unitarian see the Problem of sharing YHWHs Honor with the Son? Isaiah 48:11 and John 5:23

In Isaiah 48:11 we see that the Father YHWH does not share his Glory/Honor with anybody. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not ...
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Whom do Biblical Unitarians serve?

In a statement urging Israel to abandon idolatry and return to the Lord (Jehovah) Samuel says: And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians worship Jesus or venerate him?

In this Biblical Unitarian answer to a question asking after differences in the way that Catholics view Mary vs. how Biblical Unitarians view Jesus there appears the following: Like Mary in ...
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Has Sozzini's 'Brevis explicatio in primum Johannis caput' been translated into English?

Lelio Sozzini (uncle of Socinus) wrote Brevis explicatio in primum Johannis caput, a commentary on the meaning of the Logos in John 1:1–15, and it was published in 1562. Sozzini held that the '...
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For Unitarians! Is the being at Genesis 16:10 who multiplied Hagar's descendants the same being who multiplied Abram's descendanst at Genesis 17:1-2?

Genesis 16:10, "Moreover, the angel of the Lord said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they shall be too many to count." Vs11, "The angel of the Lord said ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians explain the use of the singular in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17?

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 is "16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who by grace has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians explain 1 Timothy 3:16, which says "God was manifest in the flesh"?

1 Timothy 3:16 seems like a pretty straightforward knock-out punch for Trinitarianism. "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh[.]" (KJB) ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand the earthly and heavenly tabernacles through the lens of "notional existence"?

Exodus 25:9 says: According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it. Exodus 25:40 says: And look that ...
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According to those who believe the Son only "notionally existed" prior to his birth, how much of the Word became flesh?

It has been clearly asserted by Biblical Unitarians that Jesus Christ had no actual existence anywhere prior to his birth in Bethlehem. It has also been clearly asserted that Scriptures which appear ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians believe Jesus rose and ascended in a "real" body?

I have seen many answers and comments (here for example) which seem to indicate that the Biblical Unitarian position is that Jesus was born again or born from above at his resurrection. The idea is ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians rebut the following soteriological syllogism for the deity of Christ?

The argument If X saves, X must be God. Jesus saves. Therefore, Jesus must be God. Question According to Biblical Unitarians, what's wrong with this argument? Related questions Has any trinitarian ...
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How do those who hold Trinitarian doctrine existed from the earliest days of the church explain the lack of debate about it in the New Testament?

Jeff Deuble in Christ Before Creeds says (p. 33-34) The significant controversies about the Messiah that were strongly contested in the New Testament were: his death by crucifixion, his resurrection, ...
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What problems, if any, do Biblical Unitarians have with the Apostles' Creed?

Do Biblical Unitarians disagree with any phrases in the Apostles' Creed? Some Christians seem to think that those who believe the Apostles' Creed are orthodox. But many also seem to believe that non-...
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What is the wording used for Christadelphian baptism?

The top answer currently on the question Would a person baptized by a Biblical Unitarian church be considered a Christian by the Catholic Church? links to a document Valid baptisms reference list from ...
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What arguments does the Catholic Church use to require Trinitarian intent on the part of the baptizer for a 'valid' baptism?

It looks like the 'intent' of the baptizer requires some sort of assent to Trinitarian beliefs in order for a baptism to be considered valid by the Catholic Church (see Would a person baptized by a ...
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Would a person baptized by a Biblical Unitarian church be considered a Christian by the Catholic Church?

According to the currently top answer to the question Who is a Christian according to the Catholic Church? a 'Christian' according to the Catholic Church is one who is validly baptized. That leads to ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians have a theology and definition of divine simplicity?

The doctrine of divine simplicity says that God is simple (without parts). The general idea can be stated in this way: The being of God is identical to the "attributes" of God. ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, how much does "notionalism" encompass in John's prologue?

The Biblical Unitarian (BU) perspective on the pre-incarnational existence of the Son of God, revealed in such verses as John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, what does it mean for Jesus to be the Son of God?

I am curious to hear what the term “Son of God” means to a Biblical Unitarian when it applies to Jesus.
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How do Biblical Unitarians who accept Jesus’ sinlessness understand this argument?

All men are sinful. If Jesus is not God, he is a man. Thus, if Jesus is a man, he is sinful. Jesus was not sinful. Thus Jesus must be more than a man. Premise 1 is merely an acceptance of Romans 3:23....
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According to Biblical Unitarians, was Jesus sinless?

Not much to add here - I need to ask this question as a pre-cursor to my next question. So, according to Biblical Unitarians, was Jesus sinless?
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According to Biblical Unitarians, what is the essential belief about Jesus in order to be saved?

The bible teaches many things about Jesus. Where he came from Who he came from When he originated What he was How do we know what the most important aspect of Jesus is from the bible with reference ...
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In what way is Jesus different from other sons of God according to Biblical Unitarians?

There are other questions regarding this topic from different perspectives. What is different about Jesus compared to other 'sons of God' from a Biblical Unitarian perspective?
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Do any major orthodox Trinitarian theologians or denominations hold that St. Paul was closer to a Biblical Unitarian than a Trinitarian?

Reading through St. Paul's letters, I come away with the impression St. Paul would have been comfortable as a contemporary Biblical Unitarian. For one example among many, consider Romans 8:34. "...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, are there Spirit-filled Christians in other denominations?

Not much to add to the title. Can Spirit-filled Christians be found in other denominations, according to Biblical Unitarians? Related: According to Trinitarians, can non-Trinitarians experience ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand "the glory of the Father's own self" that Jesus claims he had before the world was?

From what I understand, Biblical Unitarians believe that the pre-incarnational existence of Jesus (as trinitarians propose it) is actually a notional existence in the mind of God. In other words, the ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians teach a current, "notional", glory of Jesus?

From what I understand, Biblical Unitarians believe that the pre-incarnational existence of Jesus (as trinitarians propose it) is actually a notional existence in the mind of God. In other words, the ...
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What is the biblical basis for the notional/ideal pre-existence of Jesus, as opposed to an actual pre-existence?

Some Christians -- especially Biblical Unitarians -- believe that Jesus only pre-existed notionally/ideally in God's mind prior to his conception in Mary's womb (just like any other human being), ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians view John 1:14 and Philippians 2:5-8 as two complementary descriptions of the same event?

John 1:14 (YLT): 14 And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth. Philippians 2:5-8 (YLT): 5 ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians respond to translations of Hebrews 1:8 which have God calling the Son 'God'?

A typical translation of Hebrews 1:8 is "But about the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever, and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom." (Berean Study Bible) The 'He'...
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How do Biblical Unitarians respond to passages like 2 Peter 1:1 and Titus 2:13, which seem to call Jesus 'God'?

2 Peter 1:1 says "Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours" (...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, who resurrected Jesus - the Father or the Son?

In John 2:19-22 Jesus tells the Jews that he will perform a miraculous sign by raising the temple of his body in three days. "Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise ...
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How do Unitarians respond to quotations from Ignatius of Antioch that seem to show Ignatius believes Jesus is God?

Ignatius of Antioch is one of the Apostolic Church Fathers - one of 4 from whom we have significant writings (along with Pope Clement I, Polycarp of Smyrna, and Papias of Hierapolis). Of the 4, the ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians believe that Christians can pray to Jesus and, if so, that he can answer a prayer in which he is asked about his divinity?

I personally believe that there are biblical grounds for praying to Jesus (e.g. this and this), and, as far as I'm aware, many Christians believe the same. However, I'm currently in ignorance with ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians interpret Malachi 3:1-5?

Malachi 3:1-5 (ESV): “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you ...
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How would Biblical Unitarians answer the questions of Proverbs 30?

Proverbs 30:2-4 says: Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come ...
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What is an example of a deductive argument that Biblical Unitarians would present to prove that Jesus is not God?

I'm interested in learning about how Biblical Unitarians arrive at the conclusion that Jesus is not God from a deductive reasoning standpoint (for examples of deductive arguments, see this question). ...
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For Biblical Unitarians, are there divine attributes that the Father has but the Son doesn't?

I've seen multiple times (biblical) unitarians claim that being divine does not imply being God, and that we can view Jesus as divine (i.e. as having divine attributes) without being "God" ...
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