You stated "I would very much like to share the wonderful news of God revealing himself to me as Jesus Christ! "
There isn't enough space here to write about the weight of scripture which call Jesus Christ the son of God, versus God the son.
Jesus is not , was never God, and never will be God. He declared God and His message, and was His agent of salvation, the mediator between God and man, our attorney.
For some reason the world wants Christianity to become a laughing stock. Trinitarian illogical definitions don't help matters.
I QUOTE A GREAT FOUNDER IF YOU PLEASE WILL READ?
No one sees with greater pleasure than myself the progress of reason in its advances towards rational Christianity. When we shall have done away the incomprehensible jargon of the Trinitarian arithmetic, that three are one, and one is three; when we shall have knocked down the artificial scaffolding, reared to mask from view the simple structure of Jesus; when, in short, we shall have unlearned everything which has been taught since His day, and got back to the pure and simple doctrines He inculcated, we shall then be truly and worthily His disciples; and my opinion is that if nothing had ever been added to what flowed purely from His lips, the whole world would at this day have been Christian. I know that the case you cite, of Dr. Drake, has been a common one. The religion-builders have so distorted and deformed the doctrines of Jesus, so muffled them in mysticisms, fancies and falsehoods, have caricatured them into forms so monstrous and inconceivable, as to shock reasonable thinkers, to revolt them against the whole, and drive them rashly to pronounce its Founder an impostor. Had there never been a commentator, there never would have been an infidel.... I have little doubt that the whole of our country will soon be rallied to the unity of the Creator, and, I hope, to the pure doctrines of Jesus also. BY THOMAS JEFFERSON 1821
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis
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