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  1. Thread: The Unitarian

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    Is Hashem a good Christian? According to the...

    Is Hashem a good Christian? According to the Hebrew scriptures, he has had a pogrom against the Jews for centuries upon centuries...
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    Well that was only true of the corrupt Temple...

    Well that was only true of the corrupt Temple clan. They went on a rampage persecuting the followers of Christ and until his conversion Saul (A.Paul) was the most rabid amoungst them... The Pharisees...
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    Such things happen. See below where you misread...

    Such things happen. See below where you misread me concerning the spread of Christianity in its first 30 years which culminated in Nero's persecution of them...

    Well at least those living in...
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    Very true, but they weren't Palestinian Jews. ...

    Very true, but they weren't Palestinian Jews. They were Jews heavily influenced by Helenistic thought (especally the educated Jews).

    As you should know from historical evidence (non NT), there...
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    I am often amazed at how many Rabbi have...

    I am often amazed at how many Rabbi have doctorates in NT studies. In fact the head of the faculty in NT studies at one of the USA's leading universities is an orthodox Jew. Never forget Jesus and...
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    From what I've read the accusation (usually by...

    From what I've read the accusation (usually by Jews) is that Christianities growth was amongst the Jews of the diaspora ie: the Hellenised Jews. Imu, these peoples (as today) were the majority of...
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    From the scriptural witness I gave in my previous...

    From the scriptural witness I gave in my previous post I don't think your proposition is viable. For instance: A.Paul's declaration at Col 2:9 would negate your proposition. But drawing on a Jewish...
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    To me it is all about word equivalence ie:...

    To me it is all about word equivalence ie: monotheistic as opposed to tritheistic; unitarian as opposed to trinitarian or binitarian.

    In terms of Binitarianism I trace the belief as far back as...
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    I forget the exact details, the decree concerning...

    I forget the exact details, the decree concerning the "abolition" of Limbo (as I know of it) occurred in the 1990s. I just checked google and they list a series of news articles from 2007......
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    Imu, that idea changed in the late 20th century...

    Imu, that idea changed in the late 20th century ie: the teaching on Limbo. Imu, the RCC now teach that who is saved is at God's discretion...albeit those who empty themselves and walk in the...
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    Firstly, you have no authority or otherwise to...

    ?off-topic.[/QUOTE]Firstly, you have no authority or otherwise to determine what is or isn't off-topic in this thread. As owner of this thread that is exclusively my job...

    Secondly, as the Jews...
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    Of interest in Quantum physics all things are...

    Of interest in Quantum physics all things are reduced to energy, which acquires mass where light is available. Makes me think on John 1:4-5.
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    Hmmm. Would you consider the Chief Rabbi at the...

    Hmmm. Would you consider the Chief Rabbi at the Greater Synagogue here in Sydney to be an educated Jew?

    It seems plausible that either you have not attended Yeshiva or your teachers were...
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    I thought it might be...or rather hoped it would...

    I thought it might be...or rather hoped it would be. As a youth one my friends had a brother-in-law who was high up in the Hare Krishna movement. From him I learnt of "maya" (?) = "all things...
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    Unfortunately, history refutes you as any...

    Unfortunately, history refutes you as any educated Jew would be happy to advise you. Take King David for instance: Either he was ignorant of Moses' ordinances or he just ignored them! After all, he...
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    Imu, Moses' law etc was lost to the Jews from...

    Imu, Moses' law etc was lost to the Jews from Joshua to Ezra. Monotheism can only be traced to Ezra. As we can determine from the OT Baal worship was popular amoungst the Israelites.
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    Thankyou for that. It made me have a think: given...

    Thankyou for that. It made me have a think: given my personal humanity is unseeable and unknowable it should be conceived as spirit/spiritual. If we accept the NT saying that "God is spirit", and the...
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    Testimonial (getting to know me) As far as I...

    Testimonial (getting to know me)

    As far as I have been able to ascertain, I am a fully Orthodox Trinitarian (I've checked via conversations with the RCC Archbiship of Sydney, and the CoE Archdecon...
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    I appreciate your input. First instincts are...

    I appreciate your input. First instincts are often spot on...

    ...And I do see your point. A difficulty I have in finding an adequate expression is the Church (at least my RCC) has always taught...
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    Hmmm. I didn't see that coming. Any suggestions...

    Hmmm. I didn't see that coming. Any suggestions of how to tweak/fix it?

    I'm too close to see what you see. I need to stand away. Subconsciously, I assume people are informed but consciously I...
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    The Unitarian

    Someone at TheologyWeb had referred me to a theologian I had never heard of named Van Til. As I was researching his writings I came across a Unitarian blog with the usual rants about the Trinity. It...
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