Trinitarians claim Jesus is God and quote:
John 5:17,18 –
“‘My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” Therefore the Jews sought to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.'”
It is unfortunate that Trinitarians would side with the unbelieving Jewish leaders because they misunderstood him. Did Jesus ever think he was equal with God? Read John 10.29 and 14.28 where Jesus claims the Father is greater than him.
It would be best if one did not align themselves on the side of Jesus’ critics.
Furthermore, read the very next verse. He started off by saying “the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing” (John 5.19).
Jesus calling God his Father is not claiming equality with God, thus making himself God.
Do you call God your Father? Does that make you equal with God and therefore God?