Christian Churches of God

No. 76C

 

 

 

Origins of Radical Unitarianism and Binitarianism

 

(Edition 1.0 20100129-20100129)

 

Many purporting Christians seek to explain the nature of God in terms of Radical Unitarianism or Binitarianism not realising that the doctrines they claim are in fact the doctrines of pagan gods and have been used to destroy the church set up by Jesus Christ.

 

 

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Origins of Radical Unitarianism and Binitarianism



There are a great many people who claim to follow the doctrines of the early church and when examined they proffer the doctrines of the second century that were used to penetrate and destroy the early church. They are ignorant of the origin of their doctrines and the heresy involved and the attacks on the doctrine of the Nature of God.

 

Two doctrines were used to attack and destroy the doctrine of the Nature of God and its understanding in Judaism and later in the emergent church.

 

The first false doctrine was the doctrine of Radical Unitarianism that sought to deny the function of the pre-existent Messiah and hence destroy the OT theology and its prophecy of Messiah and the church.

 

The second false doctrine was that of Binitarianism. It emerged from the revelation by God to Isaiah of the coming Messiah.

 

Once this prophecy was issued to Israel the demons immediately set up a counterfeit system in nearby Syria and Mesopotamia generally in what were mystery cults. The great false religion was that of the worship of the god Attis and the goddess Rhea or Cybele who came to be associated with him.

 

The other gods were Adonis among the Greeks and Osiris in Alexandria. We will examine the development of this doctrine below.

 

Firstly let us define and examine Radical Unitarianism and then let us examine its origins and similarities to Binitarianism and examine what Christ had to say about this doctrine and see how it is a fabricated heresy which relies on the misconstruction of Scripture, both OT and NT.

 

Radical Unitarianism

 

Definition: The belief that Christ had no existence prior to his conception/placement in the womb of the virgin Mariam.

 

This doctrine was advanced by Pharisaic Judaism at the time of Christ. It ignores large areas of Scripture and was rejected as a view by Christ himself who quoted Scripture to demonstrate its fallacy. It is advanced by those terming themselves Unitarian Christians today and also by elements of rabbinical Judaism, who are the modern day Pharisees, who misquote OT Scripture and assert that Messiah had no pre-existence and that he is yet to emerge in the near future. This view has been examined in the paper The False Messiah (No. 67B).

 

Very much like Trinitarian doctrine it seizes on the weakest point of its argument and asserts it as being the strongest point in refutation of it, and uses it as its proof text.

 

Christ had finished expounding the function of the Two Great Commandment of the Law of God to the Pharisees who were gathered together because he had silenced the Sadducees who claimed that there was no resurrection by his comment that God said: “I am the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob and God is not the God of the dead but of the living” (Mat.22:32).

 

The Pharisees were gathered and a lawyer asked him: “Master, what is the greatest Commandment in the Law?” (Mat. 22:36)

 

Christ answered: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind (quoting Deut 6:5, 10:12; 30:6). This is the First and Great Commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Mat. 22:37-40).

 

The scribes divide the Law into two sections: the affirmative commands and the negative commands. There are 248 affirmative commands (which are allegedly the number of the members of the body) and 365 negative commands (one for each day of the solar year, thus also proving their mysticism). The total is thus 613 in number which accords with the number of the “letters” in the Decalogue or so Bullinger asserts of them (Companion Bible, fn. to Mat. 22:36).

 

When Christ had made the basis of the Law clear in its divisions and functions and he had the leaders of the Pharisees together he dealt with another major problem that they would inflict on Judah for millennia. He asked them the question: “What think ye of Christ, Whose son is he?”

 

They said to him: “the son of David.”

 

In refutation of them he used Psalm 110:1 which is a favourite text of the Radical Unitarians today to deny his pre-existence.

 

This is Christ’s answer to all who deny his pre-existence: “How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord saying: ‘The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.’

 

If David then called him Lord, how is he his son?”

 

The Pharisees were silent knowing that it was Yahovah of Hosts speaking to Messiah in the text.

 

The text in Psalm 110:1 was an “oracle of Yahovah (i.e. neum Yahovah).” The Sopherim then changed 110:5 from Yahovah to read Adonai instead of Yahovah. This was one of the 134 places that Yahovah was changed to Adonai in the texts of the Masoretic Text (MT) by the Sopherim to conceal the identity of the beings involved and the distinction between the superior and subordinate entities of Almighty God and the God of Israel, which was his inheritance (see also Appendix 32 Companion Bible for notation of the 132 places altered and Appendix 98 VI,  i, a, 1A, a, for the Greek text in Matthew 22:44 quoting Ps. 110:1 where Yahovah is rendered ho kurios with the definite article in the Greek indicating Yahovah of Hosts is meant) (see also the paper Psalm 110 (No.178)).

 

The meaning could not be disguised in some texts though. One such text is Psalm 45:6-7 where David says: “Therefore God thy God has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy partners.”  Hebrews 1:8-9 shows that this is specifically the Christ. If Christ was Israel’s second God at the time of David how then can he not have pre-existence? (see also the papers Psalm 45 (No. 177) and The Pre-existence of Jesus Christ (No. 243)).

 

Zechariah shows that the Angel of Yahovah at the head of the elect is an elohim as will be all of the elect and David himself (Zech 12:8) (see also the paper The Elect as Elohim No. 001)). Zechariah 2:8-9 shows that the Lord of Hosts (Yahovah Sabaoth) has sent the secondary Yahovah unto the nations that spoiled Israel. He will shake his hand upon them and they will be a spoil to their servants and we will then know that the Lord of Hosts has sent him. How can this not be an angelic and supernatural being?

 

These Radical Unitarians claim that the One True God was present in the wilderness and gave the Law to Moses. However, the NT is quite clear that no man has seen God ever, both from the Gospels and the epistles, and that it was the subordinate elohim that spoke to Israel (Jn. 1:18; Jn 5:37; Jn. 6:46; 1Tim. 6:16; 1Jn.5:20). Christ states that he came down from Heaven and that no man has gone into heaven save Christ who came down from heaven (Jn. 3:13).  He says that anyone who has seen the son has seen the Father (Jn. 6:36); however, this does not negate the fact that he said that no one has seen the Father ever except he who was from God, namely himself.

 

He is telling the parable of the Holy Spirit being the form and power of God and that through the Spirit he was of God.

 

Christ also said that he had seen Satan fall like lightning from heaven (Lk. 10:18). How can he have done that and not be a supernatural being?

 

In John 17:5 Christ says in prayer: “and now, Father glorify thou me in thine own presence with the glory I had with thee before the world was made.” How can a rational person construe this utterance as not stating that he had pre-existence?  The Binitarians had to assert that it really was the fact that Christ was some form of a conscious entity as part of the Father but still not really the Christ as a separate entity. What irrational gibberish that proposition is. The Radical Unitarians have to simply ignore the texts to maintain their irrational fiction that Christ had no existence until a zygote in the virgin’s womb. In John 17:18 he again states that God sent him into the world (and that is not in the sense of a zygote).

 

Philippians 2:5-7 is mistranslated and often used as a Trinitarian proof text. It refers to the rebellion and Christ’s faithfulness and self-sacrifice in the heavens. It says: “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form (morphe) of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (RSV).

 

How difficult is this text to understand. It is fairly simple language. It establishes that:

  1. Christ was not equal to God and did not seek to grasp after equality with God (Isa. ch. 14 and Ezek. ch. 28 both show that Satan did so).
  2. He was in the form of the elohim as a spirit being.
  3. He emptied himself (i.e. gave up his form and entity) and was born as a man.

One would have to be feeble minded to assert this text does not imply pre-existence. Even the Trinitarians were faced with garbling the translation to try to make him equal to God but even they are not stupid enough to try to deny his pre-existence. That premise is why Trinitarianism has been more successful than Radical Unitarianism as a deception (with the exception of Hadithic Islam).

 

Paul’s statement in 1Timothy 3:16 has been forged in Codex A. The text says: “And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: which was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

 

Bullinger (Companion Bible) in the footnote to verse 16 notes that the R.V. holds “Theos (God) rests on no sufficient evidence.” He goes on to explain that the letters were originally ho (which); the Greek uncial being O. Some scribe later added the s making it “He Who” – thinking it made more sense. Later another placed the bar across the O making it Theta. It was thus implied to be a contraction for Theos (God) and thus the word God was inserted to the text in the KJV. Trinitarians use it as a proof text knowing it rests on a forgery in Codex A but relying on the ignorance of others. However, no one seriously tries to assert that it does not require a presumption of pre-existence.

 

Paul states quite clearly that Christ was with Israel in the wilderness under Moses and all ate of the food and all drank the water of the rock that was with them, and that rock was Christ (1Cor. 10:4). Yet the Radical Unitarians try to ignore this text also.  

 

The OT texts themselves state that no man can see God and live (Gen. 32:30). Yet this being that was the subordinate God of Israel wrestled with Jacob and named him Israel.

 

Radical Unitarians to this day resort to silly arguments and misrepresent Scripture. One such misrepresentation is from Hebrews 1:2. The text in Hebrews 1:1-2 says:

 

In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days He has spoken to us by a son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom he created the world.

 

Now Radical Unitarians have actually quoted this text as evidence that Christ had no pre-existence by stopping at the words the heir of all things. They deliberately and dishonestly use this text and fail to continue in the text to read to through whom he made the aeonas, or ages (and which is translated as the world). These ages are the three ages from the restoration of the planet and the creation of Adam to the Flood, the age from Noah to Christ and the third age from Christ to the Last Days and the Millennium under the Messiah.

 

Believing the text is one thing and a matter of faith, but to suggest that the text asserts that this son of God was human with no pre-existence is intellectually absurd.  We know from this text he is a son of God and we know from Scripture that there were many sons of God (Job 1:6, 2:1; 38:4) and also that they were called Yahovah or “He causes to be” and we know that there were four of them at the one time dealing with Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis chapters 18 and 19) (see also the paper The Angel of YHVH (No. 024)).

 

We know from the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) and the Septuagint (LXX) that the text in Deuteronomy 32:8 was altered in the MT. The text originally read:

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of men, he fixed the bounds of the people according to the number of the sons of God (see also RSV).

 

The Sopherim changed this text to read according to the number of the sons of Israel which is a fraud. It is done to hide the inheritance of the Yahovah of Israel as verse 9 continues on directly to identify that Yahovah’s portion is his people, Jacob the lot of his allotted inheritance (see Green, The Interlinear Bible). This text shows clearly that the Yahovah of Israel was one of the sons of God and Israel was allotted to him as his inheritance. Through Him and his inheritance God was to take all mankind to Himself as we see in Deuteronomy 32. This text was where Moses revealed the name of the One True God Eloah for the first time (in the modern Bible sequence) and listed it twice in verses 15 and 17. Moses had already identified the name in Job on a number of occasions. This entity, Eloah, is the object of worship and is singular admitting of no plurality whatsoever. Unlike the word elohim which is a plural word translated as gods in the texts, Eloah is the name of the One True God who is the creator and Father of all. Elohim is what He is becoming through the creation, both heavenly and human.

 

Thus the Messiah is appointed heir of all things so that God may become all in all. He must have had pre-existence as a son of God in that inheritance and the text shows clearly that he did indeed create the ages in which the inheritance would be developed. Christ thus confounded the Pharisees to deal with the specific heresy of Radical Unitarianism that denies his pre-existence.

 

In view of these critical biblical texts it follows that a Radical Unitarian cannot be a Christian as the doctrine is directly converse to the statements of the Bible and to Christianity specifically. The pre-existence of Christ is fundamental to the Christian faith.

 

It is perfectly understandable that Jews would seek to lie and cheat to justify their failure over the past two millennia. However, it is inexcusable for a professing Christian to do so.

 

No sound thinker would use the first half of Hebrews 1:2 to deny what the second half of it, with verse 3, plainly asserts, as we see above.

 

We will now examine the Origins of Binitarianism in order to tie the two doctrines together in heresy.

                                                                       

The Origins of Binitarianism

 

Binitarianism is not a Christian doctrine. It arose in Mesopotamia in the cult of the god Attis and the other deities of the mystery cults. Those cults emerged in their specific Messianic doctrines after God had revealed through the prophet Isaiah how the Messiah was to be introduced into Israel.

 

The doctrine was in fact a cleverly constructed demonic ruse to divert Israel from the faith. It is an example of why the demons long to look into the prophecies of God that are revealed through the church and the prophets.

 

Isaiah son of Amoz was born before 760 BCE. He began his work in 742 BCE in the year that king Uzziah died (Isa. 6:1). He came into prominence in the Syro-Ephraimitic invasion of Judah in 734 BCE. From 734 he prophesied of the coming Immanuel and in 734 he retired from public prominence owing to Ahaz’s conclusion of the Syrian alliance. His seclusion lasted until 715 BCE when he began to speak more freely under Hezekiah. In 705 the death of Sargon II saw a general revolt against Assyria and the invasion of Sennacherib saw the rejection of the Assyrians and their expulsion by God from Judah with the virtual end of his ministry from 701.

 

The cult of Baal-Ashtoreth had been developing in Israel and was condemned. The other similar cults under other names were occurring all over the Middle East and into Europe. The Hittites or Celts however had gone into Europe earlier and taken the ancient festivals with them. They had not developed the cult of the “dying god” as precisely as had the Middle East people, as the ideas to defeat the Messianic texts had not been issued until Isaiah ca. 734 BCE.

 

By the time of Jeremiah, whose work spans the period from 626 to ca. 580 BCE, we have seen the rise of the cult of Attis and the establishment of the Sun festival at 24/25 December after the solstice. The doctrines of the Mystery and Sun Cults were:

  1. Sunday or the day of the Sun was their sacred day.
  2. The birth of the “invincible sun” at the solstice was also their major festival when the “invincible sun” was reborn (i.e. 24/25 December).
  3. The festival of the Goddess Ishtar, or Easter to the Anglo-Saxons, was established in order to demonstrate the power of the goddess to enter into Hades and resurrect the “dying god.” This death was alleged to occur on the Friday of the full moon after the equinox and the resurrection of the god occurred on the Day of the Sun. a day and a half later.

 

God was specific in His condemnation of the sun cult in Jeremiah’s day. In Jeremiah 10:1-10 we see God absolutely condemn the solstice festival that we now call Christmas.

 

Any person who keeps or follows these festivals is a devotee of the god Baal and the sun cults. They are not Christians.

 

Anyone who says that when they die they go to heaven is not a Christian; they are Gnostic imposters (see Justin Martyr, Dial. LXXX).

 

In just over 110 years the counterfeit had been developed and was in full swing in the Middle East. Judah was headed for captivity from which she would emerge for the Restoration and the Messiah. Judah would then be placed under judgment. Her system would be destroyed and she would be sent into exile for two thousand years.

 

Expansion of the Cult of the Dying God

 

The sun cults were to extend from the cult of Osiris and Isis in Egypt which had developed much earlier into the idea of the Mother Goddess Isis holding the invincible infant sun god in the cave on the day after the Solstice, i.e. on the evening of 24 December which was the start of the day of the 25 December. This cult spread into Syria and Mesopotamia as the cult of Attis from where it went into Rome and became a major cult.

 

The sun festival did not enter Christianity until 475 CE at the fall of the Roman Empire and the commencement of the Dark Ice Age. Interestingly it was in Syria that it penetrated Christianity and spread from there.

 

It had gone into Greece and Thrace from the Middle East and into the Balkans as the cult of Adonis, and also of the Mother goddess and the fertility cults as Demeter where the sun cults entered Christianity also (hence the black Madonna and the cult of the virgin).

 

The expansion of the cults is dealt with in the paper The Origins of Christmas and Easter (No. 235).

 

The Binitarian Duality of the God Attis etc.

 

The greatest element of fraud ever perpetrated on humanity was the Binitarian nature of the god Attis.

 

People who do not understand the doctrine try and misread it into Christianity. Let us be very clear. Binitarianism is not a Christian doctrine. It is not scriptural and has been used to destroy the early church and also the Churches of God at the end of the twentieth century.

 

The doctrine of Attis taught that he was a god who assumed physical form from himself. That is, the physical Attis was a second divine aspect of the one god. It was a masterpiece of satanic deception using the dual nature of God in counterfeit of the Bible as the singular Eloah extending Himself to become Ha Elohim. In the biblical doctrine Eloah extended Himself through His Spirit and all the sons of God became elohim or gods on their creation through the extension of the Holy Spirit as the enabling power of God so that He could be all in all as Ha Elohim extending to all elohim. This was the most powerful message of the OT which was to be explained by Christ in qualifying to extend the capacity to humans through the Holy Spirit.

 

To muzzle the understanding of the theology of the Bible, the extension of this capacity had to be confined to one entity only and then split into two.  This has the effect of allegedly overcoming an objection of the Greeks which was levelled at Christianity by them precisely to undermine the Bible and establish this two-headed god. They argued that only like could atone for or reconcile humanity to God, and they thus argued that a vicarious sacrifice could not reconcile man to God.

 

The obvious logical absurdity of this proposition was ignored and the devotees of Attis entered Christianity to overtake and destroy its theology.

 

The supposition is absurd in that if God said that He would accept Christ’s sacrifice in payment of sin, which He did through Isaiah, then it was accepted as a payment. In the same way if anyone said that they would accept something as payment for a debt under the law which is what sin is, then they were legally obliged to do so. To suggest that the entity or payment had to be an element of the One True God to do so, otherwise it is not an effective sacrifice, is an impious and heretic accusation against the One True God. The only thing that the One True God cannot do is die. One of the sons of God had to do that to reconcile all the elohim and all of mankind to Eloah as Ha Elohim or The God.  That is why he had to be of the one origin, as was the entire Host. Thus he had to be both one of the elohim and a man.

 

That doctrine has to be overcome by the demons and so they invented the Binitarian doctrine and established it in the mystery cults specifically to await the coming of the Messiah.

 

Once the church had been established and the apostles were all dead they began to insinuate the doctrine into Rome solely for reason of power in control of the religions in Rome. They had to transfer the doctrine of Attis from the cult of Attis to the new and rising sect of Christianity.

 

In the middle of the second century the man Anicetus, who had penetrated the Christian Church, was elected bishop of Rome. Immediately he was powerful enough he introduced the Easter system in the church in Rome. Easter is the English word for the goddess Ishtar of the sun and mystery cults. The church outside of Rome objected and so commenced the Quartodeciman disputes (see the paper The Quartodeciman Disputes (No. 277)).

 

These heretics had inserted the Sunday sequences into Christianity in Rome from 111 CE. As soon as they were able they inserted the “Dying God” festival of Attis. The festival is designed to move the Lord’s Supper away from the Passover to the Friday of the cults and their “resurrection” on the day of the sun.

 

There is nothing Christian about the festival of Easter whatsoever. It is a counterfeit system. We did not split with the Roman Church in 154 but tried to peacefully exist alongside them.

 

Once they had inserted the festival ca. 154 CE, they began twisting the theology of Christianity and in 170 the Alexandrian school began asserting the Binitarian doctrines into Christianity and asserting the structure directly to Jesus Christ. They did this by elevating Christ above the other elohim in the Host which was not done until the second century.

 

By 192 they had taken over the church in Rome completely and were in a position to expand the heresy into Christianity generally. Victor, bishop of Rome and the greatest schismatic the church had ever seen, after he became bishop, in 192 CE declared the Quartodeciman Church of God anathema. He ruled that to be in communion with Rome the Easter Festival had to be observed instead of the Passover.   The result was that the Celtic Church in Britain simply ignored the Roman Church and they went on as Quartodecimans until they were forced at the point of the sword to adopt these false Roman doctrines. That event occurred in 664 CE from the synod at Hilda’s Abbey in Whitby. The Trinitarians subsequently effectively rewrote the history of the church.

 

Binitarianism was used to undermine the theology of the Church from 170 CE. In 325 at Nicaea Binitarianism was declared doctrine of the Universal Church controlled from Rome.  The Unitarian bishops of the church were exiled with their logician Arius by order of Constantine.

 

In 327, just two years later Constantine had become aware that Binitarianism was a heresy and that the churches outside of the influence of Rome did not accept it he recalled all the exiled bishops and made Unitarianism the faith of the empire, which it remained, with the exception of the reign of Julian the apostate, until 381 CE when Gratian made the error of appointing the Spanish born Theodosius emperor at Constantinople. He was an Athanasian. That sect, using the Cappadocians, had developed the doctrine of the Triune God to superimpose on Binitarianism. Thus the Trinity was born.

 

From the Canons of Constantinople they rewrote the doctrines of Nicaea and the fraud of the Nicene Creed was born in what had become pseudo-Christianity.

 

Binitarianism is the means by which Christianity was undermined in the first place and then by force of arms the original theology was suppressed.

 

The fraudsters of Christian history and doctrine seek to assert that Binitarianism was the original Christian doctrine. Some writers in the Trinitarian world at the end of the twentieth century in the USA, in an effort to justify their adoption of Trinitarianism, such as in the SDA groups, wrote works that misrepresented the early theology of the church in an attempt to demonstrate that the church was Binitarian originally. Their arguments are based on a profound ignorance of Scripture and the doctrine of the early Church and the historical conflicts involved. Their false arguments are examined in the paper Binitarian and Trinitarian Misrepresentation of the Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127B).

 

One of these pseudo-religious “scholars,” when it was pointed out that he had no theological or religious qualifications, mysteriously turned up with a Doctorate in Theology on his resume. However, when the hate sites got hold of it and publicly ridiculed him, suggesting he had purchased it in India, it disappeared again.  His site is often used by the LCG to promote fiction in support of them, over the objections of their more scrupulous members.

 

The doctrine of Binitarianism is being used by the plants and sycophants in the Churches of God at the end of the twentieth century and now into the twenty-first century to undermine the theology of the Churches of God.  It was started by the intrusion of Jesuits into the SDA church in the USA. After the Biblical Unitarian theologian Uriah Smith died in 1931 the plants simply asserted Binitarianism and proceeded to develop an acceptance of Trinitarianism. By 1978 they declared they were Trinitarian and now many do not even know that it is only a recent development.

 

They penetrated the Worldwide Church of God using two systems. They used the Trinitarian system to assert Binitarianism to overcome the obvious stupidity of Herbert W. Armstrong’s Ditheism (see the paper Ditheism (No. 76B)).

 

Some pseudo-theologians as above state that Herbert Armstrong taught Binitarianism which is a blatant lie. However the agenda was really to swing the Church of God to Trinitarianism using Binitarianism as the vehicle. It worked in the second and third century, and again in the Reformation, why not again now? After all no one in the world thinks critically anymore, or do they?

 

The Church of God (Seventh Day) was penetrated, and in 1995 declared that they had always been Binitarian, which is another blatant lie. Some of their ministers were shocked. Others outside of the US voted with their feet. Today there is not one branch of the COG (SD) in Africa, of which we are aware, that is still with them espousing this heresy. They are now almost all within CCG.

 

Radical Unitarian undermining of the Faith

 

The next direction of attack was by using Freemasons who entered the Churches of God but had not properly renounced their sin. They used the approach of advocating Radical Unitarianism that asserted that Christ had no pre-existence. These people managed to congregate in the UCG and comprise more than 10% of the attendance and ministry.

 

The combined attack sees the Binitarian proponents misrepresent the Biblical Unitarian doctrines to assert they are Radical Unitarians. It may be ignorance, as they demonstrate that continually. Only time will tell.

 

There are a significant group of Binitarian/Radical Unitarians left in WCG who think they do God a favour holding on to the heresy. They argue that God and Christ was the one person who was at Sinai. Then they argue that this God split into the two beings at the Incarnation. They have no comprehension of what Christ and the apostles were saying. It is effectively the Binitarian doctrine of Attis all over again.

 

Thus the doctrines slip into one another at will depending on how the dual nature of God is explained at any one time.

 

What must be realised is that many of these people do not know what they are saying and do not comprehend the Scriptures and the heretical nature of their views. More importantly they do not understand the damage they do to the newcomers to the faith.

 

The doctrine of Sabellianism also came into the church in China after the uprising of 1850 and the sect of the True Jesus Church formed after that. They asserted and assert to this day that Jesus Christ is the Father and there is only one God and Christ is it. That is a form of Radical Unitarianism that even the Binitarians see as complete nonsense. That has to be corrected before they can be of use to the faith and in fact stop being of harm to the faith.

 

The theological deterioration, aside from this major error in China, is in the USA and commenced from Ellen G. White and extended into the WCG system through Herbert Armstrong and Herman Hoeh and the Trinitarian quislings at Pasadena, who were intended to have finished the job. It also penetrated the uninformed of the Church of God (SD) and in the Seventh Day Baptists chiefly from the USA. 

 

Radical Unitarianism was also advanced into the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) and its adherents ignore and misrepresent the Scriptures with the argument we see above. It has far less adherents but their people too are joining us overseas as they examine their doctrines more closely against Scripture.

 

UCG aia has at least four doctrines on the Nature of God that emerge at any one time. LCG is not much better.

 

There are Trinitarians, Binitarians, Radical Unitarians, Ditheists and only rarely Scriptural Unitarians. Usually the Scriptural Unitarians (sometimes termed Sabbatarians and often and incorrectly termed Arians by the Trinitarians) are not tolerated by the ministry, yet they tolerate all the other heretical forms.  That should tell us all we need to know about where they are headed.

 

This Binitarian/Radical Unitarian heresy is not harmless and must be exposed for what it is and stamped out of the Churches of God. It is a deliberate exercise and has limited the ability of the Church of God to expand in these Last Days.

 

God will address it and correct the errors. He can’t use them as they are in the Last Days.

 

Everyone everywhere must be properly educated to deal with these issues.

 

We will consolidate the faith now to deal with the coming Beast power or Empire of the Beast.

 

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