Question: Are “Christians” who don’t understand or believe the traditional doctrine of the Trinity really Christians? Answer: That’s a good question. I take it you’re asking whether they have eternal life. The traditional answer would be “No.” I believe the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and historic Protestant Churches would say you have to believe the Trinity to get final salvation. For example, the
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). My sister asked me whether I thought songs which call Jesus our Father are incorrect. If God the Father is our Father—and He
Jesus wants people to think. He especially wants them to think more deeply about Who He is. Consider Luke 18:18-19: Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.” An anti-Trinitarian person
Is it a contradiction to say that Jesus is both 100% God and 100% man? I was talking to a fellow believer who said it was a contradiction, but that he believed it anyway. I tried to explain why it wasn’t a contradiction at all, and that if it were, he literally couldn’t believe it.