Let us rejoice...to the great Redeemer; to whom every knee should bow...in ascribing blessing and honor and glory and power, to him who sitteth on the throne and to the lamb forever and ever.
--A Sermon Delivered Upon the Late National Thanksgiving, February 19, 1795.
The word "Redeemer" is an evangelical word meaning "bought" as buying back as a ransom found in Mark 10:45, "a ransom for many." Not only does the verse reject universal atonement, but the verse rejects the heterodox notion of the atonement Mayhew and Chauncy believed in.
West was not unitarian, rather he was an orthodox Christian, who believed in the atonement:
Reading his Ordination West was an Orthodox Christian:
This..Christ..as our high priest who offered himself up to God a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the world.. he is to be preached up as the only Mediator between God and man..that he came to redeem us both from the penal consequences of Adam's first transgression..to increase our knowledge of the doctrines of, the gospel..that through his atoning blood and perfect righteousness..Can anyone imagine faithfully that he preaches Christ, who very seldom in his discourses mentions his name; and who never insists on the doctrine of atonement, with which the new testament so much abounds? Shall gospel ministers leave out the principle end of Christ's coming..?
Due to his proper belief in the atonement, West believed in Christ's divinity:
"We might here, with very little reserve, adopt our language which our divine Saviour applies to John the Baptist."
--A Sermon on the Death of Washington.
Because of his view of the atonement, West's view of Christ's divinity was not distorted as of the unitarians.