Statistics on Who and How Many God is in the NT!

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Statistics on Who and How Many God is in the NT!

Samuel Barrett, One Hundred Scriptural Arguments for the Unitarian Faith

There are in the NT 17 passages wherein the Father is styled one or only God, while there is not a single passage in which the Son is so styled.

That there are 320 passages in which the Father is absolutely and by way of eminence called God; while there is not one in which the Son is thus called.

That there are 105 passages in which the Father is denominated God with peculiarly high titles and epithets, whereas the Son is not once so denominated.

That there are 90 passages wherein it is declared that all prayers and praises ought to be offered up to him, and that everything ought to be ultimately directed to his honour and glory; while of the Son no such declaration is ever made.

That of 1300 passages in the New Testament in which the word God occurs, not one necessarily implies the existence of more than one person in the Godhead, or that this one is any other than the Father.

That the passages wherein the Son is declared, positively, or by the clearest implication, to be subordinate to the Father, deriving his being from Him, receiving from Him his divine power, and acting in all things wholly according to His will, are in number above 300.

That, in a word, the supremacy of the Father, and the inferiority of the Son, is the simple, unembarrassed, and current doctrine of the Bible; whereas that of their equality or identity is clothed in mystery, encumbered with difficulties, and dependent, at the best, upon few passages for support.”

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