No. It is both interesting and ironic that historical Unitarianism, which flourished in Eastern Europe in the 1500s and 1600s, and was generally headquartered in the Boston, Massachusetts area in the 1800s, held to Scripture as the infallible Word of God, from which they derived the idea that there is one God, and that Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son. “Uni” means one, and a true “Unitarian” believes what 1 Corinthians 8:6 states, “…there is one God…and one Lord.”

The modern day Unitarian Universalist Church does not hold to the Bible as the Word of God and the source of absolute truth. As per their web site (http://www.uua.org), they believe that “personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authorities in religion. In the end, religious authority lies not in a book, person, or institution, but in ourselves.”

It seems that today’s Unitarians embrace the “Postmodern” idea that there is no such thing as absolute truth, and that whatever each person chooses to believe is truth for him. Again from their web site: “We will not be bound by a statement of belief…We believe that religious wisdom is ever changing. Human understanding of life and death, the world and its mysteries, is never final.” History and experience have proven the idea that there is no absolute source of truth to be intellectually, practically, and emotionally bankrupt.

The following goal, as stated on their web site, is surely noble: “We seek to act as a moral force in the world, believing that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion…We know that our relationships with one another, with diverse peoples, races, and nations, should be governed by justice, equity, and compassion.” But if there is no source of absolute truth that holds true for all men, who is to determine what is “ethical”? Who determines what is “justice, equity, and compassion”?

We ask our Unitarian brethren to consider that the Bible not only makes claims that no other book has ever made, it also backs them up. Fulfilled biblical prophecies abound in the pages of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and the historical proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ would stand up in any legitimate court of law.

Pontius Pilate once asked the question that countless men have also asked, “What is truth?” (John 18:38) and Scripture gives a twofold answer. The “truth coin” has two sides, one doctrinal and one practical, one propositional and one relational. While praying to God, Jesus said, “Your word is truth” (John 17:17). That’s the doctrinal / propositional side. And he also said, “I am the truth” (John 14:6). That’s the practical / relational side. The point is that truth, which originates only from God, is meant to be lived out in human relationships, and Jesus is our perfect example of that.

For further study on the accuracy and authority of the Bible, we recommend reading our free online book, The Bible: You Can Believe It.

We also sell several Unitarian publications (1600 – 1800s) that we have reprinted. They are valuable pieces of historical truth. We referenced many of them in our One God & One Lord book.

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