Ok, I will admit to having gotten myself a little worked up (I’m over it now ) over what I think is an asinine statement from Parry:
“Indeed, “evangelical” universalists regard Unitarianism as a fundamental betrayal of the gospel and the biblical revelation of God.”
What matters, it seems to me, is a life pleasing to God, loving Him and the neighbor, and even one’s enemies. Elementary, my dear Watson.
What would Parry, et. alia., think about a Spirit-filled, wise, loving, scripture-believing Christian who honors God but happens to believe that the Father is the only true God?
And more to the point - if God be for a person, happy with that person - who gives a d***, really, if they are betrayers of what others make believe is Orthodoxy?
Or does God only bless Trinitarians? If God has accepted non-trins, why would we call them betrayers? Or are non-trins NOT Christian, and not spirit-filled and not pleasing to God, even though their only sin is not believing in a politics-driven speculative philosophy from the 4th century?
Again this is so elementary.
Is our life more Spirit-filled, happier, better in any way because we have convinced ourselves we have better doctrine? In what was is the non-trin experience of God ANY different from God’s point of view?
All this rant to say: there are essentials of true Christian belief; trin or not-trin is not one of them. Understanding and obeyingwhat the scripture clearly teaches. IS essential
BTW - I’m NOT saying that good Christian portrayed above is me - far from it, I’ve got a long ways to go…