Another Trinity verse
We have shown over and over again that there is no bridging the theology gap between the trinitarians and the non-trinitarians in these forums. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy the exchanges and create new ones.
For the Bible study in my small group Wednesday night, I had us look at the story of Jesus as a youth, in the temple with the teachers while his parents first left town, then conducted a frantic search before finding him (Luke 2.41-52). At the end of the chapter, Luke says "Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man." (v.52) If Luke believed Jesus was God, why would he tell us Jesus grew in favor with God? How could one who was God grow in God's favor?
I expect the response will have something to do with "God" meaning the "Father" piece of the Trinity. The problem is there is no indication in the text that Luke considers God anything other than a unitary deity. AND, Luke doesn't put "Father" in the mouth of the adult Jesus until Luke 6.36, which seems like a long time to wait for the first mention of such a fundamental concept. (NOTE: It's true that the adolescent Jesus calls God his "Father" in Luke 2.49, but that verse offers no indication that Jesus believes himself to be connected to God as a part of a multi-part Godhead.)