It is common for Trinitarians to argue that Christ must be God because “a man could not atone for the sins of mankind.”
Doesn’t the teaching that Jesus is not God, but the Son of God, demean him and make him smaller in people’s eyes?
Two primary qualities of God help us understand why Jesus Christ had to suffer and die in order to redeem mankind.
The word “God” is Elohim, which is itself a plural form and, like most other words, has more than one definition. It is used in a plural sense of “gods” or “men with authority,”
Elohim and Adonim, Hebrew words for God, occur in the plural. If this literally meant a plurality of persons…