The claim is that Jesus is a facet/person of God or is God:
- If Jesus died as a man and God did not die, then Jesus was/is not God.
- If Jesus died as a person/facet of God, then God died – in which case the Christian God is not the real God because by definition God cannot die – and hence Jesus was not God or a facet/person of God.
- If Jesus died as part of one facet/person of God then part of the Christian God died and hence is not the real God because by definition God cannot die.
- Jesus is/was never God. Just a normal human being with a message: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”