Thursday, September 4, 2008


James R. White, author of The Forgotten Trinity sagely observes, "Entire sections of the modern church are functionally non-Trinitarian. I did not say anti-Trinitarian, for that would involve a positive denial of the doctrine. Instead, while maintaining the confession that the Trinity is true, many today function as if the Trinity did not exist. It has no impact on their theology, their proclamation, prayer, or worship."

Once upon a time, long ago and far away, nearly all Evangelical and Protestant churches sang the Doxology every Sunday. Most also sang the Gloria Patri and recited either the Apostles or Nicene creed. Not any more. In our rush to be relevant, contemporary, and accessible we have all but abandoned our trinitarian foundations--to our great peril. We have become functional Unitarians.

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