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#1

Dale Tuggy has posted a 'letter from Jesus to His followers" that I think you will enjoy, whether you agree with him (Dale) or not. Provocative. @Paidion will like it, I think.
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#2

Provocative in my tradition! But given the best historical evidence one wonders if this does not reflect Jesus’ own outlook. It is striking that N.T. Wright agrues (after protecting himself by saying that he’s a Trinitarian who affirms Jesus is God) that Jesus never had any conscious thought that he was God.

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#3

I’ve never studied Unitarianism. Michael Servetus was burned at the stake for believing it. But I should read more about it, even with some degree of skepticism.

I noticed that Tuggy made reference to John 1: 1-3 without attempting to comment on what John wrote. Does he address that text anywhere else in his commentaries?

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#4

He does. Also, in that letter - he addresses it. As in this snippet:

I wasn’t around back then. I had not yet been conceived! Yes, as my friend John
wrote, there was something in the beginning which was with God and which was God, and it was through this that God made all things. Of course I’m talking about God’s word, or in other
words, his wisdom. It was that wisdom which much later as it were came down to earth and
was available in my teaching and in my example. Of course, in Paul’s terminology, I am a sort
of creator, but my handiwork is the new creation, the new order, the new ages.

I have a lot of info on those verses if you decide to pursue it!

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