Originally posted by robbie carrobie
[/b]how you can claim that the passage does not support a claim to divinity i do not know, as the full text reads
'Who are men saying the Son of man is? They said: 'Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. He said to them: you, though, who do you say I am? In answer Simon Peter said: You are the Christ acter and history of any person, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
The passage in the American Standard Version is:
27 And Jesus went forth, and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Who do men say that I am?
28 And they told him, saying, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but others, One of the prophets.
29 And he asked them, But who say ye that I am? Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
You're probably using one of the recent evangelical Bibles which embellish in order to support their theology. Not that an assertion that someone is the Son of God implies that they themselves are God (I thought you weren't a Trinitarian?).