In the explanation of the TRINITY (if you wish to call it that)
Jesus is the one who exemplifies God. He is usually spoken of in terms of willingness to Honor God.
By sheer definition of what you say, he cannot be God, honor God, exemplify God, and there still be only one God, as the Bible says there is.
RSV 1 Corinthians 8:4-6
4. Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "an idol has no real existence," and that "there is no God but one."
5. For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth--as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"--
6.yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
Trinitarians try to use the above to claim Jesus as God because he is called Lord. Yet, the scripture clearly shows a difference between God and Lord. Only translators who support the trinity choose to capitalize Lord. There was no capitalization in the original writing.
All things FROM God, and THROUGH Jesus. Just as he said.
RSV Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord;
Only one, not three or three to compile one.
He is the WORD of God. I see nowhere he is LESS, if he gives something to God, or asks Gods will to be done and NOT HIS.
Being the Word of God does not make one God. John 1:1 says he is the Word, yet he was with God and is God! No language allows one to be ones self. Many translations use words such as “divine,” and “godlike.” As you know, the New World Translation uses the literal translation of “a god,” but that just causes confusion.
He cannot be equal to God, yet be facing subjection to God, can he? He did come to do his will, but the will of the one who sent him. No one knows the time of the end, not even the Son, but only the Father.
RSV John 14:28 You heard me say to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.
As I said earlier, I take Jesus at his word.
RSV 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
He and the father are one. They are always together in scripture (NT).
Where do you get they are always together? Yes, they are one in the sense that they are in total agreement. But, if you think being one makes Jesus God, then you have given yourself a problem;
RSV John 10:30 I and the Father are one."
RSV John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
RSV John 17:20-21
20 "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word,
21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
RSV 1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
RSV Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Being one simply means in agreement. Here, we are one united against the Watchtower and their unscriptural practices. But, that does not make us God any more than Jesus being one with the Father and the disciples being one with Jesus makes them God.
It is much EASIER to believe Jesus is NOT God, however too many scriptures do not rhyme were this to be so.
You are free to believe as you wish. But, you have failed to even address Jesus’ words at John 17:3. If he is God, as you contend, how does he call another, “THE ONLY TRUE GOD
Most ALL of God's titles are also given of Christ.
Most All? Are you aware that many of these titles are also given to men and satan? Yet, nowhere is Jesus referred to as the Almighty.
Is a son LESS than his father? Why?
A son cannot give life to the Father, can he? While that does not make him less a man, it does show that the Son cannot do everything the father does. He can only give life to his own son.
Only if he were created would he be LESS.
Obviously we disagree here. I believe he was created, you don’t.
RSV Revelation 3:14 "And to the angel of the church in La-odicea write: 'The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.
Nowhere are we instructed in the Bible to accept Jesus as God, but as the Son of God;
RSV 1 John 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
Why not just take Jesus at his word and leave the scholars behind? If Jesus calls another the ONLY TRUE GOD and says that the Father is greater than he, I will take him at his word.
If God's Spirit is filling a Kingdom Hall, how is it that Satan can manuever the ones within that Kingdom Hall at the same time?