(Deu 6:4) Hear, O Israel: YAHWEH our God, YAHWEH is one:
Paul's doctrine was ...
(1 Cor 8:4) ... that there is none other God but one.
(1 Cor 8:6) But to us
there is but one God, the Father,
of whom are all things, and we in him;
and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
(1 Tim 2:5) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Here are some quotes by scholars who have verified Paul's monotheistic stance ...
- "Apparently Paul did not call
(Sydney Cave, D.D., Doctrine of the Person of Christ, p. 48).
- "Paul habitually differentiates
Christ from God"
(C.J. Cadoux, A Pilgrim’s Further Progress, pp. 40, 42).
- "Paul never equates Jesus with
(W.R. Matthews, The Problem of Christ in the 20th Century,
Maurice Lectures, 1949, p. 22).
- "Paul never gives to Christ the
name or description of ‘God’"
(Dictionary of the Apostolic Church, Vol. 1, p. 194).
- "You simply cannot find the doctrine of
the Trinity set out anywhere in the Bible. St Paul has the highest
view of Jesus’ role and person, but nowhere does he call him God. Nor
does Jesus himself explicitly claim to be the second person of the Trinity,
wholly equal to his heavenly Father."
– For Christ’s Sake, by Tom Harpur.