NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 8

Continued from Part 7

God:  undivided and without equal
How did John’s Jesus view the possibility of a division in the divine essence?  Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John records a prayer, which its author attributes to Jesus.  In verse 2 of this prayer, Jesus views himself as being sent by God, his Father, who “gave him authority over all mankind.”  But of his “Father” he is quoted, in verse 3, as saying that he is “the only true God.”  Jesus does not say, “We are the only true God,” or even, “You Father and the Holy Spirit are the only true God,” but refers his remarks solely to the God whom he depicts as “Father.”