Verse 3 (goal is 100)
1 Corinthians 8:6
For us there is but one God, the Father, out of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord, Jesus the King, through whom are all things, and we through him.
Ignored (under the radar, not clearly explained or looked at)
With rare exceptions, all western Christians, including even the Roman Catholics
“Jesus only” believers (“modalists“) don’t ignore this verse, but they have a bizarre interpretation of it. Modalism is so easy to refute that I won’t bother here. If you ever run across it, you’ll be astonished at their bizarre ideas.
In western Christianity, the definition of the Trinity changed during the fourth and fifth century. Even though western Christians give lip service to the Apostles and Nicene Creeds, they ignore the exact same wording that is found in 1 Cor. 8:6. “We believe in one God, the Father … and one Lord, Jesus the King.”
We prefer, most of us unknowingly, the Athanasian Creed. It says, “So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods, but one God.”
This tradition does not come from the apostles. It is new from the fourth or fifth century. There is no terminology in the Bible to match it. However, the definition of the Trinity found in the Athanasian Creed has taken such hold in the west that it is never questioned, and is, in fact, often held up as <em>the</em> standard of orthodoxy. What is ironic is that the Nicene Creed is often cited in defense of our modern definition, when in fact the Nicene Creed uses scriptural terminology: “We believe in one God, the Father Almighty … and in one Lord, Jesus the King.”
1 Cor. 8:6 is ignored because we’re so stuck on the definition that came from the Athanasian Creed that no one even notices our terminology is not scriptural.