"The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" (Luke 5:21)
Jesus said to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.' At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds," (John 8:58-59)To those who reject Yeshua's divinity, let me break this down a bit for you with some questions:
(1) Do you agree with the first-century Jewish belief that G-d alone can forgive sins?
(2) Do you agree with the first-century Jewish belief that the Name belongs only to the G-d of Avraham, Yitzhak, and Ya'akov?
To encourage anti-Trinitarians to present their views, let me say that I won't engage you. I'll just listen. I'm genuinely curious how you can get around passages like these.
Gene, I hope you'll chime in...but I understand if you have to sit this one out.