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Analyzing James White's Trinity Definition [8:41]
by Sean Holbrook rated at 4.4 (4 votes so far)
Sean examines James White's definition of the trinity and concludes that his error occurs when White names a nature instead of a person. Although short, this video will help you see exactly why the Trinity model doesn't work. More YouTube videos by Sean Halbrook available here.
John 1:1 and the Trinity [48:11]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 4.1 (25 votes so far)
The first verse of the Gospel of John is almost always used as a starting point to prove the Trinity. However, is there another way to understand John 1.1? Was John, a first century Jew, articulating the completely non-Jewish idea that God became a human being or have we read that into John 1.1? Join Anthony Buzzard as he explains the meaning of John 1.1-14 in its original Hebrew, thought context.
Unitarian Trailblazers [59:50]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 4.0 (3 votes so far)
Learn about the biblical unitarian trailblazers of the 1500s, including Claude of Savoy, Adam Pastor, and Michael Servetus. Discover how they fearlessly tried to convert Martin Luther and John Calvin. Hear about their heroic lives and, in the case of Servetus, tragic death.
The Socinian Movement [40:30]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 4.0 (3 votes so far)
Learn about the Italian, Polish, and Hungarian unitarian groups of the 16th and 17th centuries. Find out how they started under Faustus Socinus, Peter Gonesius, and Ferenc David. Derive inspiration from their courageous stand against persecution in a tumultuous political time.
Why the Trinity Doctrine Doesn't Make Sense: 5 Reasons [8:15]
by Nathan Crowder rated at 3.9 (21 votes so far)
The Challenge: Will you ask these five questions of your pastor or trusted Christian expert? Most people just believe in the Trinity because that is how they were raised. Tradition has been passed down from generation to generation and no one seems to be asking whether or not this doctrine is biblical. If you care about this subject, if this is important to you, if you want to know who God really is, then you owe it to yourself to wrestle with these questions. Print off the questions at christianmonotheism.com/questions
Who is Jesus? (Booklet) [25 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 3.9 (20 votes so far)
It is a striking fact that Jesus never referred to himself as "God." Equally remarkable is the New Testament's use of the word "God"--in Greek ho theos--to refer to the Father alone, some 1325 times. In sharp contrast, Jesus is called "god" in a handful of texts only--perhaps no more than two. Why this impressive difference in New Testament usage, when so many seem to think that Jesus is no less "God" than his Father?
Debate: Unitarian vs. Trinitarian [117:52]
by Sean Finnegan vs. Brant Bosserman rated at 3.8 (30 votes so far)
Presented by Brant Bosserman and Sean Finnegan at the One God Conference, in Seattle, WA on June 1st 2008. The debate was over whether God is a single individual (the Father of Jesus) or if he is a Trinity (three persons in one essence). The debate followed this format:
Introduction by Ken Westby and Tom Bosserman [10 min]
Sean's Opening Statement [20 min]
Brant's Opening Statement [20 min]
Sean's Rebuttal [15 min]
Brant's Rebuttal [15 min]
Sean Cross-Examine Brant [10 min]
Brant Cross-Examine Sean [10 min]
Sean's Closing Statement [5 min]
Brant's Closing Statement [5 min]
The discussion was lively and considerate and I thank Brant for his willingness to engage us on this issue. Unfortunately the recording has some microphone interference during the concluding statements but most of what was said can be understood. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Human Jesus (Documentary) [119:26]
by M. G. Dockery rated at 3.6 (17 votes so far)
Who was the historical Jesus? Was he God in the flesh or the long awaited human Messiah of the Jews? Watch this documentary to find out what the controversy is all about. If the earliest followers of Jesus believed him to be the Jewish Messiah (the human born to save the world) how is it the case that twenty centuries later one is labeled a heretic if he or she does not affirm the doctrine of the Trinity? This documentary seeks to get investigate what happened to the original understanding of Jesus. History combines with interviews from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars along with a number of "man on the street" segments to weave together a remarkable tapestry with staggering implications. Produced by Restoration Fellowship in conjunction M. G. Dockery Films. If you prefer to download the video rather than watch it on Google-Video, click here for high quality (230 mb or click here for low quality (75 mb).
The Problem of the Trinity [13 pages]
by David Kemball-Cook rated at 3.6 (4 votes so far)
It is the thesis of this paper that there is no viable route between modalism and tritheism for a Trinity defined in the ways that theologians have attempted. There is no internally consistent way of defining or explaining a Trinity which does not result in shipwreck either on the ‘Scylla’ of modalism or in the ‘Charybdis’ of tritheism. There are three ambiguities and confusions in the attempted definitions of the Trinity which have tended to obscure these difficulties.
Five Major Problems with the Trinity [65:29]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.6 (16 votes so far)
Why are so many Bible-believing Christians coming to question and abandon the Trinity in favor of more scriptural approaches to understanding God? Listen to this audio and hear five of the many major problems with the Trinity.
These books, written by people from diverse backgrounds, express the simple truth that God is one. Some of them are more scholary while others are more autobiographical. In addition, a few of them are available to read online. If you would like more in depth treatment of christian monotheism, these books are the next step to take. Note: if you know of other books, not listed here, please leave us feedback.