South Dakota Religious Debate Review
WHO IS JUST ASSUMING?
How can we be just assuming when it is clearly in the text of John 17:3 that the Father is the one and only true God, WHILE we cannot read "Trinity" in the Bible, and nowhere in the Bible that says "the one true God has three persons." THEREFORE, THE TRINITARIANS ARE THOSE ASSUMING THAT THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THERE IS THREE PERSONS IN ONE GOD (THE TRINITY).
Dr. James White said:
“John 17:3 Jesus addressed the Father as ‘the only true God.’ This is irrelevant to our debate UNLESS you assume unitarianism.”
Are we only assuming that John 17:1 and 3
proves that the Father is the one and
only true God?
This is clearly written in the verse:
John 17:1 and 3 NIV
“After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you…
“Now this is eternal life: THAT THEY MAY KNOW YOU, THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (Emphasis ours)
John 17:3 The Message
“And this is the real and eternal life: THAT THEY KNOW YOU, THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, And Jesus Christ, whom you sent.” (Emphasis ours)
John 17:3 Complete Jewish Bible
“And eternal life is this: TO KNOW YOU, THE ONE TRUE GOD, and him whom you sent, Yeshua the Messiah.” (Emphasis ours)
It is not an assumption, but it is clearly in the text. The Bible clearly states that THE FATHER IS THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. The trinitarians are those who are really assuming because nowhere in the Bible we can read the word "trinity" or that "there are three persons in one God." THEREFORE, IT IS "TRINITARIANISM" WHICH IS REALLY JUST AN ASSUMPTION.