In other words, what was it that Servetus believed in and got killed for? (Was'nt he one of the first Unitarians?).No DeeDee,
The apostles and Jesus Himself were Unitarian. They believed in the one true God.
"Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
, who has caused us to be born-again to a living hope through
the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3).
yet for us there is one God, the Father
, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord (Master; King
), Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through (dia
On account of) whom we exist. 1Co 8:6
Joh 17:1 Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, 2 even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. 3 "This is eternal life, that they may know You,
) the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. If we may let our Lord and King have the final word. Jesus plainly states,
"the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth
; for such people the Father seeks to be his worshipers. God is spirit; and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth
" (John 4:23-24). Who does Jesus declare are the "true worshipers"? He insists
, "the true worshipers shall worship the Fatherů" If we would be amongst the true worshipers we must be with Jesus worshiping this Father
. Evidently, those who worship "God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, three persons in one God," Are not said by Jesus to be the true worshippers
. Those who worship the Father as the "only true God" are.
The worshipper of the One God, the Father, as Jesus' own affirmation that he is the true worshipper.This is the biblical pattern throughout
. The so-called Lord's prayer, the model prayer, teaches us to "pray in this way
: our Father
who art in heavenů"(Matt. 6:9). This pattern of prayer and worship prescribed by our Lord Jesus is followed and sanctioned by every example given in Scripture. See the following:
"Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus
; that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom.15:5-6).
" For this reason I bow my knees before the Father," (Eph 3:14)
" giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ, " (Eph 5:20)
" We always thank God, the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, "
( Col 1:3 )
"giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." (Col 1:12)
"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father "through" him." (Col 3:17)
This list is by no means exhaustive. But it is sufficient to show that we are, with our Lord Jesus, to worship and pray to the Father. This is the usual pattern of prayer and worship in the New Testament. They prayed to the one God through the name or authority of Jesus Christ
.Jesus still has God after His ressurection...
Rev 3:12 'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. One can not be God and have a God, it is impossible.
Mal 2:10 "Do we not all have one father
? Has not one God created us
? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers? So can you guess who the Unitarian is on this site? For some reason this topic seems to upset people, so I will not post on this any further, if you have questions then P.M. me. A house divided can not stand.