Ron, I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I would like to know the references to this:
I'm not going to debate the point, I'm too ignorant of the subject, it's just for information only.
Just a few verses (as there are many):
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.Ã¢â‚¬Â
John 10:36 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am God's SonÃ¢â‚¬Â
John 8:58 and 59 - "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.