I don't know how many times in my life I have had a Christian friend or acquaintance say something similar to the following when I share with them a teaching that is peculiarly Mormon:
While there are no logical fallacies in your argument, and while the body of biblical verses you present make a compelling argument, this is not a belief to which I would hold tightly - as it simply is not true.
I think you will understand and pardon my incredulity a bit when discussing the nature of God with others when this summary is quite typical of my experiences over the last twenty-plus years. I get that answer all the time - essentially that:
Your argument makes sense when you put it that way, but . . . darn it . . . it just isn't right . . . 'cause . . . you know . . . the Bible doesn't really mean that . . . 'cause . . . you know . . . the fathers who wrote the creeds clearly didn't believe it . . . and . . . you know . . . they were right . . . 'cause . . . you know . . . they were right.
I even had one evangelical friend tell me that it doesn't really matter what is "implied" in the Gospels, since Paul "repeatedly" taught otherwise. My response (that I think my view is the dominant theme of the entire Old Testament, that it is taught even more clearly in the words attributed directly to Jesus, and that, therefore, the words of Paul and the other disciples should be interpreted in that light) was answered by citation of the creeds and the later Church fathers - and around and around and around we went.
I respect others' points of view greatly; I really do. I'm not arguing here that I am right, and others are wrong; I'm really not. I'm just saying that I find it highly ironic that those who tell me I can't be sure of my position "because it isn't Biblical" say that essentially by focusing on different verses and authors than I do (almost always later authors and theologians and often over the words attributed to Jesus himself) - not by illustrating that my interpretation of the Bible is, in fact, undeniably wrong. To add to that irony, they deny my ability to be sure in the surest, most confident tones - essentially saying:
"You can't be sure, because I'm sure you can't be sure."