Professor James Dunn, a Trinitarian scholar says in his
book “Christology In The Making,”
“We cannot claim that Jesus believed himself to be the
incarnate Son of God” (p. 254).
“In Matthew and Luke Jesus’ divine sonship is
traced back specifically to his birth or conception: he was
Son of God because his conception was an act of creative power
by the Holy Spirit” (p. 51).
“It is less likely that we can find such a Christology
(‘incarnation or pre-existence’) in Paul or Mark,
or Luke or Matthew” (p. 64).
“Only in the Fourth Gospel can we speak of a doctrine
of the incarnation” (p. 259).
My contention is, that if Jesus, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke,
and Peter knew nothing of a pre-existence and incarnation,
it did not happen! John has been mis-understood! (Its what
God said that became flesh).
Listen to James Hastings, a noted Trinitarian Bible Scholar, “It may be that St. Paul nowhere names Christ ‘God.’
To a Jew the idea that a man might come to be God would have
been an intolerable blasphemy” (Hastings Dictionary
of the Bible: 1994; p. 707-708).