The answer is in Matthew 16:16.
Lets have a look at the Biblical facts?
14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”1 5He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “
17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hellc shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. Matthew 16:
Notice how Peter said: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Notice there are NO contradictions by Peter as MOST who say Peter taught Jesus is GOD in 2 Peter 1:1
Notice how Jesus blessed Peter by confirming He understood the truth by Peter saying, Jesus is the Son of His GOD, which Jesus said: was not revealed to him by man, but by GOD the Father in heaven.
We have an identical statement by Jesus in Mark 12:34.
Only this time Jesus was praising a SCRIBE regarding His Father GOD for also understanding and believing the truth, that His Father GOD ALMIGHTY is ONE GOD and ONE person, and GOD alone, and on His own, with no GOD like His Father GOD, who is a single being.
WHY can’t MOST of the Christian population understand, that when GOD declared so many times there is none like Him, GOD is SIMPLY proving His Son Jesus is not GOD, and the Holy Spirit is not a SEPARATE person?
As Jesus praised Peter for understanding who He Jesus was, Jesus also saw that: he (the SCRIBE) answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. Mark 12:34.
In Matthew 16:16 we have Jesus praising Peter for understanding Jesus is the Son of His GOD.
In Mark 12:34, we have Jesus praising a SCRIBE for understanding GOD is ONE GOD alone.
We also have many scriptures like Isaiah 46:9 where GOD declares there is NONE LIKE HIM.
As there is NONE LIKE GOD meaning there is NO OTHER TRUE GOD, which is why GOD the Father is called The ONLY TRUE GOD. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3. 14.
Notice Jesus said (ONLY)?
The Greek word for (ONLY) is: μόνος, η, ον.
And means: alone, (only one). ONE PERSON.
Just as: the scribe said to him, (Jesus) “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he (GOD THE FATHER) is one, (PERSON) and there is no other besides (him). Meaning (GOD THE FATHER IS GOD ALONE).
What is so difficult for MOST of the Christian population with understanding (ONLY), means: ONLY ONE PERSON and never ever THREE PERSONS?
Why won’t MOST of the Christian population believe what GOD and His Son Jesus taught?
The answer is given by the people who believe Jesus is GOD.
As they believe and teach the first church Fathers believed and taught Jesus is GOD.
Some of the first church Fathers taught what GOD and His Son did not teach, that Jesus is GOD which eventually became THREE called the TRINITY.
What we shockingly see, is how MOST of the Christian population are PROVING they believe what man teaches, instead of GOD and His Son.
As with Peter, we have a perfect statement and confession by Peter confirming what he believed which clearly establishes the truth of what Peter believed by VERY clearly saying, He believed Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and NOTHING about Jesus being the SAME FATHER GOD, or GOD Himself.
There is also NOTHING by Jesus saying He is GOD.
If Jesus is GOD this would be another perfect place for Peter and Jesus to confirm who Jesus is and what Peter believed, and Peter would have told Jesus instead: You are the Christ, the living God, if Jesus were GOD.
Yet Peter did not say: You are the Christ, the living God.
And Jesus did not say: you are, wrong I am GOD.
Jesus instead confirmed to Peter how pleased he was, for understanding the truth that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God.
Notice the simple Bibles teachings, Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. What is so DIFFICULT in understanding Jesus is THE LITERAL Son of His GOD.
The scriptures are crystal clear and self evident, plain and simple, and could not be any clearer regards to the identity of Jesus.
And yet Trinitarians say they cannot understand their faith, and their faith is a MYSTRY.
The shocking truth is that MOST of the Christian population believe and teach Jesus is GOD, which when carefully examined PROVES to be false, and yet they will say those who do not believe Jesus is GOD are heretics and on their way to HELL.
According to what MOST believe that one MUST believe Jesus is GOD, and yet Peter and Jesus only ever taught we must believe Christ (is) the Son of the living God, and never said a single word saying we MUST believe Jesus is GOD.
As Peter did not believe Jesus was GOD, and as Jesus did not teach He was GOD, would this mean both Peter and Jesus are heretics, for not believing what MOST of the Christian population believe and teach?
GOD the Father and Christ the Son of the living God and their disciples only ever taught the truth and ONE Biblical fact, which is a salvation issue just as those FEW who instead believe what Jesus always and only EVER taught: but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? John 10:36.
Yet again the Biblical facts reveal there are NO teachings by Peter, or Jesus teaching Jesus is THE ONE TRUE GOD.