The history of Jesus' doctrinal transformation from man to myth.
The very essence of what constitutes “faith” has undergone a metamorphosis since the time of the biblical writers. Whereas faith within Judaism initially entailed trusting in God and acting upon that trust, now faith is defined by a certain creedal position. These creeds are nothing but propositions in abstract metaphysics! Thoughts and correct doctrine are esteemed above obedience and deeds. Now salvation comes through “thought” alone. If we “think” a certain way, then we have “faith,” and that “thought process” confers salvation upon us. This is not the Jewish concept of salvation, but represents the metamorphosis of faith that occurred when the Messianic belief of Judaism changed hands—from the Jewish to Greek/Western audience.
Each of us interpret Scripture in a way that makes sense to us, unknowingly ignoring contradictory texts, and often lacking the necessary cultural, historical, linguistic and contextual background to understand the texts' original intended meaning. When it comes to such a foundational issue as the deity of Jesus, going back to the beginning is essential.
It starts with relearning and rediscovering Christian terms we thought we understood.