One in substance

So do Trinitarians reject the first or second premise?

1.) God is triune

2.) The Father is not triune

So, The Father is not God.

Or is this like asking whether moneychangers who note that $1.11 = a Euro have to reject:

3.) The Euro is printed by the EU

4.) $1.11 is not printed by the EU

So $1.11 is not a Euro

If “is” indicates an equality of worth between subject and predicate, both (2) and (4) are false.

Like Dollars and Euros under certain conditions, Father and Son are of equal worth but distinguished by relations of origin. We can even use the word substance to refer to one thing for which Euros and Dollars are identical.



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