Examine the Verse - John 17:22
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John 17:22
This verse is claimed to imply support to the Trinitarian belief in the the
pre-existence and/or divinity of Jesus Christ.

  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
(John 17:22, New King James Version)
  Trinitarian Belief in God and Jesus Christ:
 Trinitarians believe in the Trinity, that God is the "Triune God"
existing as three persons
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, but one being. All three are
eternal with no beginning. M
embers of the Trinity are co-equal and co-eternal,
one in essence, nature, power, action, and will.
Trinitarians believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal second person "God the Son",
who took on a human body and nature and became both man and God. 
Thus is Jesus is fully man and fully God simultaneously.
  Apostle's admonition, warning and unique way of teaching:
1. No prophecy of scripture is a matter of personal interpretation. (II Pt. 1:20, NAB)
2. Do not go beyond  what is written. (I Cor. 4:6, NIV)
 3. We do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit,
using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. (1 Cor. 2:13, NLT)
  Points to Consider:  
  1.  Notice that the above verse Jesus clearly said this in His Prayer to the Father: "that they may be one just as We are one".  Thus, Jesus did not say that: "We are one God"
2.  Then, why do Trinitarians assume or interpret the phrase "we are one" in above verse to mean that Jesus and the Father are one God? Is that not going beyond what is written in the verse?
3.  So, how can the verse be made to mean that Jesus and the Father are "one God", when the "one-ness" being referred to by Christ is neither His alleged being "one and the same" with God, nor His supposedly being God as the Father, but His having "one heart and mind'' with the Father or their "unity"
4.  So, why did Jesus say that: "that they may be one just as We are one"? For explanation, please click link to ink to Interesting Questions #23
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  John 17:22 in other versions of the Bible:  

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:   (King James Version)

“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 
(New Living Translation)

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Bible Study Suggestion:
  • Search the internet for the Trinitarian explanation of the above verse.

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