Examine the Verse - John 19:7
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John 19:7
This verse is cited to imply support of the Trinitarian belief
that the true God is the Triune God, existing as three persons, God the Father,
God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, but one being.

  The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.”
(John 19:7, 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 in the above verse, the Jews and the Preist who wanted to crucify Jesus are in front of Pilate seeking His decision:
  Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him! Pilate said to them, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him. The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God. (John 19:7, NKJV)
Notice that the verse clearly say "Son of God". Thus, the Jews wrongly accused Jesus of "making himself God" when in fact Jesus never claimed to be God.
2.   How can the above verse imply support to the Trinity doctrine when the verse do not even mention the second person of the Trinity "God the Son" because the verse clearly says "Son of God". Thus, Trinitarians also wrongly declare Jesus to be "God the Son".
3.  Please take note very carefully that the term "Son of God" can not be equated to the term "God the Son" because there is no such term as "God the Son" in the entire Holy Bible. Thus, using the term "God the Son" for Jesus is going beyond what is written in the Bible. You can easily check the presence of the term "God the Son" in your own Bible.

4.  Is the above verse really about the Trinity doctrine or something else?
5.  Why is it very important for everyone to believe that Jesus is the "Son of God"―not God the Son?  The answer is also given in the same book by Apostle John: Examine the verse - John 20:30-31.
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  John 19:7 in other versions of the Bible:  

The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
 (King James Version)

The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”
 (New International Version)

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