John and Thomas believed that Jesus was/is God.What did Jesus really teach about WHO is GOD to his followers? Did they believe he was God? Did they teach that belief to the next generation of Christians who learned their own beliefs from them?
When did that belief appear on the Christian scene and why is that fact important to us today?
There was/is no "new belief" not supported by earlier works.The last book considered part of the authentic inspired canon of the Holy Scriptures was Apocalipsis. It was finished writing and circulated in Christian congregations by the beginning of the second century. The existing Christian community after the death of John, its writer, no longer produced any new Scripture considered to be of divine inspiration. From that time on, the stage of formation of the basis of true Christianity had been completed, the one taught by Jesus and his followers anointed with holy spirit.
Should we believe that some new belief that was not supported by the earlier work of the holy spirit was true? Was the Christian community after that date authorized in any way to introduce new dogmas into the teachings that new Christians were to learn?
Obviously He DID. Romans 9:5; 10:13; 11:33-36; Acts 17:24.Let's talk about Paul and his beliefs as a Christian. He is a prominent example of a first-century Christian, for without being a follower of Jesus when he was alive, Paul was selected by God as the inspired writer of more than half the books of the New Testament.
Did Paul believe or teach that his God was Jesus Christ?
A true Christian seeks and clings to the truth; he does not fool himself with vain reasoning. Did Paul believe that Jesus Christ was his God?
That is vain reasoning, sorry.
If the idea of a God of three was what Jesus wanted his followers to believe, why didn't he say it clearly anywhere? Why did he make them understand the exact opposite of that, reaffirming that his own Father and God was the same GOD and FATHER of them?
John 20:17 Jesus said to her: “Stop clinging to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God.’”
And if he wanted them to consider him as their GOD, why does he keep calling them "brothers"?
Sorry again, but that is vain reasoning too.
I can not have a God who I can consider my brother at the same time.
I can not be a son of God and have another Son of God as my God,
and I can not be a son of God if Jesus was God, because Jesus is another (the Most Important) Son of God,
so I can only be his brother, while my Father is his own Father too.
Should I stop believing Jesus teachings and normal reasoning to start following your own reasoning instead?