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2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But you must always understand this, that troublesome times will come in the last days: for people will be selfish, greedy, boasters, arrogant, blasphemers , disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, unloving, hostile, slanderous, without self-control, savage, not loving good, betrayers, thoughtless, being conceited, loving pleasure more than loving God, having an appearance of reverence, but denying the power of it: so you must continually turn away from these things.

History:
In the 16th century a group of humanists reviewed the Bible and found no mention of the word “Trinity”, they affirmed the singular nature of God and therefore called themselves Unitarians. In 1531 Michael Servetus published a book entitled On the Errors of the Trinity. The book caused such an upset at the time that he went into hiding for 20 years. He was caught and imprisoned and was burned on the stake on October 27 1553. After his death anti-Trinitarian churches started to appear in Poland and Transylvania under the leadership of Fautus Socinus and Francis David. By the 17th – 18th centuries Unitarianism had found its way across the English Channel.
Also during this time liberal religious groups studied the Bible and found a few references to hell. They did not want to believe that such a place of torment existed, so they chose to disregard its mention altogether. They instead formed a belief that all people will go to heaven regardless of their belief, faith or deeds. They believed that salvation was universal – hence the name Universalists.
These 2 religious movements grew in popularity due to their belief that no one is accountable to anyone but themselves. In 1961 these 2 movements finally joined to form the Unitarian Universalism Association. They sometimes use the term UU’s to refer to themselves. 

Do Unitarians believe in the Trinity?:
The answer is no. Christians admit there is no mention of the word Trinity but it is a word used to describe the triune nature of God.
1 John 5:7 “So there three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One;
Genesis 1:26 “God said, Let Us make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness …”
The Scriptures cannot be any more simpler than the above mentioned verses. God is NOT one Person, but rather three distinct Persons united as One.
We see this clearly taught in Matthew 28:19 “Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
What Unitarianism teaches is also called “antitrinitarianism” or denying the Trinity.
Some more Scriptures about the Trinity: Colossians 2:7, Matthew 3:13-17

What are the UU’s beliefs about God?:
They are definitely not married to the concept of God. Some UU claim to be Christian, while others claim to be agnostic, Buddhists, Hindu, or even pagan!! They do not have a defined doctrine of God. Members are free to develop individual concepts of God which are meaningful to them. Here is a sample from their own site, Unitarian Universalist Association “Some Unitarian Universalists are nontheists and do not find language about God useful. The faith of other Unitarian Universalists in God may be profound, though among these, too, talk of God may be restrained. Why? The word of God is much abused. Far too often, the word seems to refer to a kind of granddaddy in the sky or a super magician. To avoid confusion, many Unitarian Universalists are more apt to speak of “reverence for life” (in the words of Albert Schweitzer, a Unitarian). UU’s believe that belief in God is too exclusionary so they don’t have much regard for it use.
Karl M. Chworowsky, on What is a Unitarian: “God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die for sinful men. Such doctrine Unitarians find offensive, unbiblical, even immoral. It is certainly inconsistent with the nature of God the dignity of man, whom the Eternal One created in the image of God to love with an everlasting love.
Yes God is love as stated in 1John 4:8, but let us understand that love is only but one of God’s attributes.
More of God Communicable Attributes:
God is Holy – 1 Peter 1:16: For it is written, you shall be holy, for I am Holy
God is Righteous – Romans 9:14: Is there injustice upon God’s part? Certainly not!
God is Merciful – Psalm 103:8: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness (see also James 5:11)
God is Jealous – Exodus 34:14: for you shall worship no other God; for the Lord, Whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God
The gods they worship are self and Satan (see 2 Corinthians 4:4 and Philippians 3:19). If you do not worship God you automatically worship Satan.

Do Unitarians believe in the deity of Jesus Christ?:
Unitarian Universalists have almost as many views of Jesus Christ as are imaginable. We will list a few of the views, but the majority sees Him as a man with good teachings, not so different from the good and wise men in all ages. Here as some representative statements that various UU’s use for Jesus Christ:
A rather ordinary human being
Jesus of Nazareth is regarded not as a supernatural being but as a pre-eminently inspired and noble religious leader
In providence of God, Jesus is but one of mankind’s Christs – all times and cultures have their anointed suffering servant
Jesus began his ministry with a sense of inadequacy. He went to the Jordan to be cleansed for he new his imperfections.
We  do not seek to belittle Jesus but to exalt him as the great human he was … We do not dogmatize on his nature    
As stated on their website of Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua under beliefs, Creeds and Doctrines: “We do not believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, performed miracles, and was resurrected from death. We do admire and respect the way he lived, the power of his love, the force of his example and his system of values. Most UU’s regard Jesus as one of several important moral ethical teachers who have shown humans how to live a life of love, service and compassion. Though some of us may question whether Jesus was an actual historical figure, we believe his teachings are of significant moral value.
Matthew 1:23 states “Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel – which when translated, means, God with us.
Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel [God with us]”
John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we saw His glory, glory in the same manner as the only child of the Father, full of grace and truth.” 
Please also see the following scriptures: Isaiah 9:6, Jeremiah 31:22, Micah 5:3-5
To reject the deity of Jesus Christ, you must also reject every facet of it, from predictive prophecy to incarnation to virgin birth, miracles, atonement, resurrection and ascension; in other words one must reject the totality of His person and mission.
Isaiah 9:6 and Micah 5:2 states prophecy that was given about Jesus Christ.
Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.”

Finally under the deity of Jesus Christ, UU minister and professor, Jack Mendelsohn repeats the long discredited “Paul invented Jesus” view. Paul could hardly have invented Jesus Christ for He was initially an orthodox Pahrisee who hated both Jesus Christ and His followers. If anything Paul wanted Jesus Christ to be kept in the grave. Yet soon after the crucifixion he was proclaiming Jesus Christ as the resurrected Hebrew Messiah, Son of God and atoning Savior. Please see Acts 9:20-29 and Galatians 1:9-2:16.
Only a miracle could have transformed “Saul” into “Paul”.
To deny Jesus Christ is a liar according to God’s Word 1 John 2:2 “Who is [such a] liar as he who denies Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah)? He is the antichrist (the antagonist of Christ), who [habitually] denies and refuses to acknowledge the Father and the Son.
Acts 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved …” 

Do Unitarians believe the Bible?
This was stated on their website of Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua:
“We regard the Bible as one of many several important religious texts but do not consider it unique or exclusive in any way. We do not interpret it literally. We think some parts of it offer more truth and relevance than other parts. Although UU’s respect the Bible and regard some of its content as literature, it is not a central document in our religion.”
The Bible is God breathed as stated in the following scriptures:
2 Peter 1:20-21 “[Yet] first [you must] understand this, no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosing, solving), For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so – it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16 “Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose and action).”  

Human reason and experience should be the final authority in determining spiritual truth – this is one of their statements also find on one of their websites. Instead of God and His word being the final authority on truth and error, or right or wrong, Unitarian Universalists subject God and His Word to their understanding, feeling and reason. This exemplifies the following which was found on the website http://uua.org/ under the heading Unitarian Universalists say:

Notice that each of the above statements begins with the words “I want …” This is not the humble attitude of someone indwelt with the Holy Spirit of God. It’s also not the attitude of someone who wants to put God first in their lives. It’s a religion that is based upon personal hopes and desires and not upon the Bible.
These statements bring to mind the five “I will’s” of Isaiah 14:13-14:
“And you said in your heart,
I will ascend to heaven
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God
I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost north
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds
I will make myself like the Most High”

Many scholars and commentators believe that these five “I wills” were uttered by Satan as he sought to be exalted and equal to God. They reflect the arrogance of the evil one as his heart was filled with pride, also self-centeredness and put his own will before God.
But take note of what Isaiah says in the next verse
“Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (Hades), to the innermost recesses of the pit (the region of the dead).

Put forth as a religion, the Unitarian Universalist Association is nothing more than a SOCIAL CLUB. The only thing that they agree on is than anything goes.
This was stated on the homepage of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco about their Sunday service:
“Sunday Worship Service at 11am every Sunday
Since 1850 Unitarian Universalists have been a prophetic and progressive voice within the city. Our church is a place where individuals are free to explore the ultimate questions in a community of other seekers and find their own answers.

We are …
•    Christians, Jews, Humanists, Agnostics, Pagans, Buddhists, Taoists, Hindus, Muslims, and many other faith traditions
•    Straight, gay, couples, singles, young and old
•    Bound together not by dogma, but by shared values, social concerns, common interests and friendship

We invite you to learn about our beliefs and activities by exploring this site, visiting us in person, and getting involved with our community.”

The above statements are ANTI-Christian in every sense. John 17:17 states that God’s word is Truth and according to God’s Word ANYONE who denies that Jesus is the Christ is a liar. The Bibles condemns Muslims, Pagans, Humanists, Agnostics, Taoists, Hindus and all others who deny that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ.
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life…”     

Furthermore the Bible condemns homosexuality as a horrible sin. Leviticus 20:13 “If a man lies with a male as if he were a woman, both men have committed an offense (something perverse, unnatural, abhorrent and detestable); they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

Please do not be deceived, religion can not save anyone. ONLY the BLOOD of Jesus Christ can save you.
1 Peter 1:18-19 “You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold, But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.”

Jesus said, “You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.”
      
We can clearly see that the Unitarian Universalists speak first from their own desires, their own wisdom and not according to the wisdom of God. What does God say about this?

1 Corinthians 3:19
“For the wisdom of this word is foolishness before God”


Proverbs 3:5-7
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. 
Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil”