Does the Unitarian Universalist Church hold the Bible as the Word of God?

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 attempts to embrace all belief systems as valid. It is ironic that, by having multiple sources for their beliefs, their philosophy basically contradicts their original name.

It seems that today’s Unitarians have fallen prey to the “Postmodern” idea that there is no such thing as truth, and that whatever each person chooses to believe is truth for him. History and experience have proven that idea to be intellectually, practically, and emotionally bankrupt.

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 Brittanica, 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.

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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