Rick, is it a requirement to accept the Trinity to be saved?
Jlay, I personally don't believe accepting the trinity is necessary for one to be saved. But, that was never my point. My point is that it's a matter of salvation for 1stjohn because he is putting his faith in a different Jesus than the only Jesus who can save him. 1stjohn denies the divinity of Christ.So, does 1stjohns salvation depend on accepting a Trinitarian view?
So, let me ask you jlay. Is it a requirement to accept Jesus Christ as He says He is(God incarnate) for one to be saved? Remember we're not talking about a person who just heard the gospel for the first time, and is unfamiliar with what the bible says. 1stjohn is well aware of all the arguments we've made concerning Christ's divinity. 1stjohn is making a positive denial about the divinity of Jesus Christ. It's not like he's saying that he just doesn't understand the trinity, and he doesn't understand how Jesus can be both God and man. A lot of people accept Christ as being God and man, but have trouble understanding. 1stjohn has clearly said that Jesus Christ IS NOT God.