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Would a person baptized by a Biblical Unitarian church be considered a Christian by the Catholic Church?

Would a person baptized by a Biblical Unitarian church be considered a Christian by the Catholic Church? The short answer is no. It is not that they may or may not use the correct biblical phrasing in ...
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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?

I’ll make two points that serve to give us grounds for strongly doubting this argument. Arguments from silence, especially in regard to the Biblical text or other ancient texts, fail because they don’...
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What passages of scripture give the strongest support for Jesus being a separate person than the person of YHWH?

Given that the Christian Church from its beginning has always stated that Jesus Christ has his personhood, God the Father has his personhood, and the Holy Spirit has his personhood, all within the ...
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For Biblical Unitarians, are there divine attributes that the Father has but the Son doesn't?

User47952's answer contains a lot of relevant stuff. I would add a couple. God is Being (the source, Genesis 1:1), Jesus comes from (is 'begotten' of, John 1:18) Being. God has ultimate authority, ...
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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?

Do any major orthodox Trinitarian theologians or denominations hold that St. Paul was closer to a Biblical Unitarian than a Trinitarian? If any theologian thought this then who would consider them to ...
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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?

An Argument From Silence In an article examining this subject, Mike Duncan begins by summarizing the issue: Scholarly examinations of the Argument From Silence (AFS) are extremely rare; when existent,...
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Would a person baptized by a Biblical Unitarian church be considered a Christian by the Catholic Church?

From the partial quotes given below, I suspect that Biblical Unitarian baptism would not be deemed acceptable by the Catholic Church. I assume that Biblical Unitarianism is not based on the theology ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians who accept Jesus’ sinlessness understand this argument?

I can't find anything in Biblical unitarian (BU) resources specifically addressing this point, but Romans 3:23's context for 'all' is in contradistinction to Jesus Christ (see Romans 3:22 and 3:24). ...
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What is an example of a deductive argument that Biblical Unitarians would present to prove that Jesus is not God?

There are a large number of arguments that can be made from a Biblical Unitarian standpoint that Jesus is not God. Although I am skeptical of deductive arguments such as you are looking for (and ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians explain 1 Timothy 3:16, which says "God was manifest in the flesh"?

Please bear with me while I introduce the relevance of the work of a Unitarian scholar who was involved in the 1881 revision of the King James Version of the New Testament. The answer to your question ...
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Whom do Biblical Unitarians serve?

Because God (the Father) and Jesus Christ are aligned in purpose and will, and because Christ is God in the sense of representation, and because Christ has been granted Vice-regency (Kingship) by God ...
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Baptism in (Biblical) Unitarian denominations

Pardon while I go off topic for a second, but I do need to address a comment you made before I actually address the question. This is not intended as a criticism towards you, but is really intended ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians respond to translations of Hebrews 1:8 which have God calling the Son 'God'?

Although it can be interesting to focus on a single phrase or words, one must be careful in extrapolating meaning of a small isolated part of scripture, and it is good to examine the context and ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians teach a current, "notional", glory of Jesus?

No. To the extent there is a consensus about this particular passage among Biblical Unitarians, it is probably that Jesus, when making the prayer, existed literally, and so therefore, he was asking ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, was Jesus sinless?

Biblical unitarians (BU's) are a collection of people who combine a strong view about the Bible with a view that the Bible does not teach that God is more than 1 person, and therefore that Jesus is ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, how much does "notionalism" encompass in John's prologue?

There are 3 main Biblical Unitarian views of John's prologue (John 1:1-18). The first is that the logos = God's plan or thoughts, and the beginning is the old beginning (Genesis 1). The second is ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, what does it mean for Jesus to be the Son of God?

1. 'Son of God' has its primary meaning in Jesus' conception by the power of God (Luke 1:35). As the angel Gabriel explains "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High ...
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What is the wording used for Christadelphian baptism?

The other answer is misleading. I'm Christadelphian and been to many Christadelphian baptisms. There isn't an exact phase you MUST use, it's not treated as some sort of magical incantation in the ...
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What is the wording used for Christadelphian baptism?

What is the wording used for Christadelphian baptism? We baptize you into the name of the Father manifested in the Son through the power of the holy spirit.” With these considerations before us, an ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians worship Jesus or venerate him?

Do Biblical Unitarians worship Jesus or venerate him? The short answer is no, they do not worship Jesus in the sense as adoring him as God, but merely venerate him as the Son of God in his earthly ...
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How do Unitarian see the Problem of sharing YHWHs Honor with the Son? Isaiah 48:11 and John 5:23

John's verse can essentially be read as it is: All men should honour the Son-of-God (Messiah), even as they honour the Father, because, if someone who does not honour whom God has sent, he disrespects ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand the connection between Mark 1:1-4 and Malachi 3:1-5?

There are 2 Unitarian readings that I can find. 1. Jesus is the temple The referents (in square brackets) according to this exegesis: Behold, I [God the Father] am going to send My messenger [John ...
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How do Unitarians understand 1 Corinthians 1:2?

The answer depends on the type of Unitarian one means. Christian Unitarians often believe that salvation involves accepting Jesus and "calling on his name," while rejecting the idea of the ...
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What passages of scripture give the strongest support for Jesus being a separate person than the person of YHWH?

The clear answer is that God sent his Son and in doing so he did not send himself. God respects logic and this can be seen from the way he used logic to create the universe, an example is the logic in ...
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