Similarly, Genesis 2:24 states "...Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh...." and Jesus quotes this scripture in Matthew 5 as ".....and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.....” My wife and I are "one"... we are "one flesh".... but, as I sit here, the rest of my flesh, the rest of my one, is 120 miles away. My wife and I are of one purpose; our marriage a single entity in the eyes of God, but I am not my wife and she is not me..... we are both Smith's, but we are not the same.
Sorry, again, the idea of the Trinity is a creation of biblical scholars (and politicians) in the 4th century based upon a biblical argument (and obviously a pretty good argument to survive time) But, that is all it is. I stand on my original point: No where in the Bible does it explicitly state that Jesus was God. The problem is, too many Christians take the Trinity as Gospel Truth, when its just a good argument set forth by man.
All of the fundamental precepts of Christian and Jewish faith are clearly set forth in the Bible. Most of those precepts are explicit; they do not require biblical scholars, but rather just someone reading the Bible that has a heart for the Lord. If the Trinity is such an important precept why is it hidden and why did it take scholars to tell us it was there?
Again, 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "...All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work...." So, if the Trinity is correct, where is it?
BTW... despite what the Catholic Church might tell you, your salvation is NOT dependent on believing Jesus is God; its dependent on acknowledgment of your brokenness, God's grace and your faith that Jesus is the Son (and Lamb) of God.