I would like to begin by thanking Rob Bowman [Jr.] and Michael Patton for giving me the opportunity to present and defend my faith. Before I commence my argument, I’ll take a little time to introduce myself, my beliefs and my approach to Scripture.
I am a Christian. I belong to the Christadelphians (“Brethren in Christ”), a small Biblical Unitarian denomination which is spread across more than 60 different countries around the world. Christadelphians are the largest Biblical Unitarian denomination and emerged out of the Restitutionist movement over 160 years ago. Biblical Unitarians are distinct from Rationalist Unitarians (who do not believe that Jesus was the Son of God) and Universalist Unitarians (who believe that all people will be saved, regardless of what they believe). The Christadelphian community has no hierarchy and no paid clergy.
I am 37 years old, married to a beautiful wife (Liz), with a gorgeous 13 month old daughter (Johanna). I was born and raised in a Christadelphian family, and attended Sunday School and Youth Group as a child. At the age of 19 I was baptised into Christ, and at 22 I became a lay pastor (a position I have now held for 15 years). I have a considerable amount of public speaking experience throughout Australia and the UK, having ministered at Christadelphian ecclesias (“churches”) in both countries. I am a founder and administrator of the Bible Truth Discussion Forum where I post under the pseudonym of “Evangelion.”
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Author: David Burke
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Bible reference(s): Genesis 1:26, Gen 3:22, Deuteronomy 6:4, Pro 8:22, Isa 9:6, Mat 1:23, Mat 28:19, John 1:1-4, John 1:14, John 1:18, John 3:13, John 5:23, John 6:33, John 6:38, John 6:41-42, John 6:51, John 6:58, John 6:62, John 8:23, John 8:28, John 8:58, John 10:17-18, John 10:30, John 14:9, John 17:5, John 20:28, Rom 9:5, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Corinthians 15:28, Philippians 2:6-8, Col 1:15-16, 1 Timothy 3:16, Heb 1:2, Heb 1:8, Heb 7:3, 1 John 4:3, 1 John 5:7-8, 1 John 5:20, Rev 3:14
Source: “The Great Trinity Debate, Part 1: David Burke on God and Scripture.”
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