Some quotes from his lecture in 1859.
- ... so emphatically affirmed by our Lord Jesus Christ in the twenty-ninth
verse of the twelfth chapter of St. Mark's Gospel - "Hear, O Israel, the Lord
thy God is One Lord" ... on the express authority of Christ himself,
affirm that GOD is ONE; in the strictest meaning of the word,
One Person, One Being, One intelligent, conscious Mind.
- Thus clearly is the fact that God is One, strictly and only
One, stated in Scripture. But that this One God is the
Father - in other words, that the Father, and the Father only, is
this One God, is just as clear.
- We affirm the strict, simple, undivided Unity of GOD. We affirm that He is
One Person, One Being, One Conscious Intelligence. We affirm that the
FATHER alone is the GOD of the New Testament.
- Christian Unitarianism affirms in the first
place - That there is One only GOD; that He is one Person, One Being;
that He is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God and Father of
all mankind. It lays stress not only on the strict personal Unity of
God, but especially on His Divine Fatherhood. "To us, there is but ONE GOD,
THE FATHER." ... 1 Cor. 8:6.
In the second place it affirms - That Jesus is the promised CHRIST; the Divinely-appointed Messiah or Anointed of God; pre-eminently the Son of God, pre-eminently the Son of Man: the most distinguished Messenger and Representative, the brightest visible Manifestation of the Invisible God; second only to God in the glory of that office and rank with which He has invested him;
... "To us there is.. ONE LORD, JESUS THE CHRIST." ... 1 Cor. 8:6.
In the third place it affirms - That the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit, is the SPIRIT of GOD; not a distinct person, or person at all; but by and through which, God is always present with us and ready to help, inspire, succor, comfort, enlighten, and sanctify the spirits of His children, will they but seek the precious Gift.