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Discussion in 'Are you new to ReligiousForums.com?' started by jay86k, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. jay86k

    jay86k New Member

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    Greeting everyone,

    I am a new member. This is only the second forum I have ever signed up for (the other was a Catholic forum). I mostly use the Internet for studying history and religion.

    I consider myself a biblical unitarian, but because there is no bu church in my area I attend the local Catholic parish. I am most knowledgeable in biblical Unitarianism and Catholicism, but I also especially enjoy learning about other chistian sects and judaism. I have also started studying Islam and some eastern religions over the past few years.
     
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  2. james2ko

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    Welcome Jay..
     
  3. Knight of Albion

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    A very warm welcome to the forum, dear Jay.
     
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    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    Welcome

    I find the term Biblical Unitarian rather uncomfortable.
    My family has been strong supporters of the Unitarian movement in Ireland from the earliest days of the non subscribing Presbyterian Church.

    Unitarian beliefs have always been very diverse and lacking in Dogma (indeed that is a tenet of the NSP to this day.)

    The History of the Unitarian movement is full of twists and turns with various thinkers and leaders pulling their followers down different paths. It would seem that the modern American use of the term Biblical Unitarian is what we in the UK would think of as a Christian Unitarian... as against Unitarian Universalist. (who are rare here)

    We would tend to see a Biblical Unitarian In the old concept of a non-trinitarian Biblical fundamentalist. Which is why I find the term uncomfortable.
    There have been many ways that Unitarians have thought of the nature of Jesus, ranging from " a wise teacher" To "The direct Son of God"... What is common to them all is that they do not subscribe to the notion of God as any form of Trinity.
     
  6. Jayhawker Soule

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    Shalom & welcome.
     
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    Welcome to RF! :)
     
  9. StarryNightshade

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  10. jay86k

    jay86k New Member

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    I appreciate the welcoming from all. Thank you.

    Yeah, I don't particularly like identifying myself as a unitarian because it's numerous meanings. Unfortunately I know of no better term for what I believe. Christian unitarian would probably be my first choice in how I identify my religious beliefs, except that some UUs use that term as well. I've found that Biblical unitarian seems to be the clearest descriptive term I can use without having to state precisely what I believe.

    I do believe that Jesus is the messiah, born of the virgin Mary, crucified under Pontius Pilate, and was resurrected by God. However, I do not believe that he is God, nor do I believe that he had a conscious pre-existence.

    If you know of a better term for what I believe feel free to make any suggestions. Thank you for your input.

    Jay
     
  11. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Oldest Heretic

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    Well I call myself a heretical Anglican, as that is the church I attend.
    But in the UK UU's are few and far between, and most Unitarians are Christian.
    I have no Idea if Jesus had a concious pre existence, Perhaps we all do?
     
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    You might relate to one of the "Church of God of Abrahamic Faith" type churches. Some of them (not all) are non-trin, and occasionally there is a Baptist church that is non-trin, too. I have no idea which ones are which. I suggest looking into one of the liberal churches though. They usually have very interesting Bible studies and won't give you a hard time, probably, about being a little different.
     
  13. jay86k

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    I have heard of the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith (also called Church of God General Conference). I have actually watched quite a few youtube videos posted by some of their members including Anthony Buzzard, Sean Finnegan, and others. Their beliefs are probably closer to mine than any other church, but unfortunately there is not one in my area.

    Although it would be nice to attend a church that teaches more of what I believe, i am content where I am for now, anyway. The priest at the Catholic parish I attend is aware of my unorthodox views and really doesn't seem to mind.

    Jay
     
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    Welcome aboard :D
     
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    DawudTalut Peace be upon you.

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    Peace be on you. Welcome.
     
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    DawudTalut Peace be upon you.

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  17. ProveYourFaith

    ProveYourFaith ProveYourFaith

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    Biblical Unitarian = Human Jesus Theology.
    Biblical = Christian
    Unitarian = One God who is one person and one being
    The title is just an attempt to not allow Trinitarians to name us as though we received are doctrine from some man to be named after him.
     
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    ProveYourFaith ProveYourFaith

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    Unitarian Universalists believe everyone will be saved. Biblical Unitarians believe only a few will be saved. Any site or person mistaking the two as the same is false and ignorant. Unitarians have been leapfrogging on the backs of Human Jesus Believers too long. Only an idiot would think everyone would be saved which means I won't need to be here or anywhere. foolish.
     
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