La Sierra’s website says: You “[w]ill study with professors who will help you navigate issues of faith and science, in and out of the classroom, so that your faith in God is strengthened.”
Do Seventh-day Adventist parents want LSU biology professors who believe and teach evolution as the best explanation and doubt the divinity of Christ, helping their children navigate issues of faith and science?
This, the first of three public debates clashing the ideas of the Trinity vs. Biblical Unitarianism (not to be confused with Universalist Unitarianism), also called strict monotheism, was held in Riverside, California on Friday, December 30, 2005. This debate is a discussion between conservative Trinitarian and Unitarian Christians who both share a high respect for the grammatico-historical method of hermeneutics (exegesis and interpretation). Biblical Unitarian disputants in the debate are Lee Greer, director of The Jesus Institute Forum(http://www.jesusinstituteforum.org), Danny Andre Dixon, member of HungerTruth Christian Educational Ministries and moderator of the Disciples for One God discussion forum (http://4OneGod.net), and Dan Mages, director or Hunger Truth (http://HungerTruth.com). At the Trinitarian table are the three founding members of the Evangelical Debate Society (http://www.evdebate.com/), coached by Dr. Robert Morey of Faith Defenders Christian Ministry (www.faithdefenders.com). Disputants on the Trinitarian side are Gabriel Coleangelo (Pastor of DC Christian Fellowship, Moreno Valley, CA), Mike Sarkisian (Pastor of DC Christian Fellowship, Moreno Valley), and Edward Enochs, Reformed Presuppositional apologist in the tradition of Cornelius Van Til and prolific blogger for the society. This scholarly debate was lively and contains a lot of technical information relevant to the Trinity vs. Unitarian – Trinitarian vs. Unitarian discussion. Some irregularities in debate protocol are present when the Trinitarian side brings up new arguments in the last speech of the debate, but overall there is a lot of information in the discussion that will educate those uninformed about the major issues of the Trinity vs. Unity debate. The 2 hour 51 minute discussion was videotaped by Michael Hawkins and M.G. Dockery in the auditorium of the historic First Congregational Church 3504 Mission Avenue, Riverside, California (Rev. Jane Quandt, Senior Minister). Paul Millunzi did a masterful final edit for the Google video upload.
Lee Greer is currently a professor in the biology department at La Sierra University. In this video he defends the Unitarian position.
Unitarians believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the New Testament and other early Christian writings. Adhering to strict monotheism, they maintain that Jesus was a great man and a prophet of God, perhaps even a supernatural being, but not God himself. Unitarians believe in the moral authority, but not necessarily the divinity, of Jesus. Their theology is thus distinguishable from the theology of Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, mainline Protestant, Pentecostal and other Christian denominations which hold the Trinity doctrine as a core belief (Wikipedia).
Greer begins his main rebuttal at 00:59.