Mr. Craig seems to want to promote unitarian theology on a
>> Further, Boobyer also admitted: "...is it not a fact that right through
>> the New Testament the reader again and again encounters material which,
>> implicitly or explicitly, represents Jesus as of lesser rank than God?
>> And is it not of special significance that this position is maintained,
>> even where the New Testament is speaking of the person and functions of
>> the celestial Christ active in heaven after his resurrection and
Without taking the time to refute your entire thesis I would like
to ask one simple question:
Does Scripture make a distinction between position and essence?
For example, in the marriage relationship are the man and wife
equal? Well, that depends on how you define equal. Watch out
for equivocation here.
The man is the head of the woman, yet are they not equal as
persons before God?
In the same way, Scripture shows the position of the Son as
subservient to the Father, yet proclaims the essential equality
in unequivocal terms. There are so many verses, e.g. John 20:29,
where Thomas proclaims "My Lord and my God" Jesus did not correct
him. Also in Revelation 1:7-8, Jesus' identification with God
are unmistakable. There are many, many others...
>> So, I find myself rather agreeing with them for I have observed the
>> same. In fact, when it even comes to the Bible as a whole and how
>> Trinitarians have attempt to represent it otherwise, Schaff-Herzog also
>> admits: "...it is a remarkable fact, that no single passage or verse of
>> the Old or New Testament is received as an assured proof-text of the
>> Trinity by the unanimous consent of all Trinitarian writers; some
>> ground their faith on one passage, some on another."
Actually, no trinitarian bases his/her belief on one passage but
rather on the overwhelming cumulative evidence.
I realize that this list-server is really not the place for
this discussion. I apologize for this defense here.