Thought on a Simple Biblical Disproof of Christian Unitarianism and a Support for the Trinitarian View

Those Christians espousing Unitarian views–essentially, that God is one and not a Trinity–not only like to point out the lack of an explicit articulation of the Trinity in early Christian scriptures, but they also like to claim that a straightforward and commonsensical way of understanding many of the things that Jesus Himself said (such as that the Father is greater than Jesus is, etc). weaken the case for a Trinitarian understanding within Christianity, and yet the fact is that if we are to take a plain and direct reading of what Christians consider to be scripture, and if we are to take a plain and direct reading of the words that Jesus Himself said, then while we may not be able to prove orthodox Trinitarianism outright, it appears that we can easily disprove Unitarianism, for consider that in John 6:46, Jesus clearly says–and we should arguably consider the direct words of Jesus to be the highest theological authority there is–that no man has ever seen the Father specifically except for the One who is from God (and this claim is echoed in John 1:18), and yet, at the same time, we have direct scriptural verses which, on a direct and commonsensical reading, attest that Abram (Genesis 17:1), Abraham, Issac, Jacob (Exodus 6:2-3), Moses and others (Exodus 24:9-11) all saw God, with Moses and Jacob even seeing God face-to-face (Exodus 33:11 and Genesis 32:30) (and with a strong implicit case in the Genesis narrative that Adam and Eve saw God directly as well), and so when we consider these scriptural facts in light of Jesus’ claim that no one has seen the Father–and especially when keeping in mind the almost undeniable fact that Jesus Himself would have been well versed in the Old Testament scriptures and would have known these passages about people seeing God–then we can thus see that a plain reading of scripture are contradictory on a Unitarian view, and are thus false, for what is contradictory is false; by contrast, a Trinitarian view (whether orthodox or social) readily accounts for the fact that no one has seen God the Father and yet that people have seen God, for the God they saw was not God the Father but rather God the Son or God the Spirit, and thus something like a Trinitarian view readily accounts for all these verses (and note that if the Unitarian tries to claim that people saw God the Father, but just not in His full glory, or that it was a vision or something similar of God, then note that there is no indication that these appearances were visions, nor does Jesus make any distinction between seeing the Father in his full glory or just partial glory, and so these objections are moot).


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