Metacrock, on this page
, you cite The First Epistle of Clement as supporting the trinity, quoting:
Jesus Chrsit the high preist of our offerings, the protector and helper of our weakness. Through him we fix our gaze on the heights in heaven, in him we see mirrored God's pure and transcendent face...through him the Master has willed that we should taste importal knowlege, or 'since he reflects God's splindor he is as supiror to the Angels as his title is to theirs,'* for it is written 'he who makes the angels winds and his ministers flames of fire..."
I am focusing on this text as it is generally dated to around 95 AD, which is remarkably early for the trinity. Here is a bit more of it (from here
This is the way, beloved, in which we find our Saviour, even Jesus Christ, the High Priest of all our offerings, the defender and helper of our infirmity. By Him we look up to the heights of heaven. By Him we behold, as in a glass, His immaculate and most excellent visage. By Him are the eyes of our hearts opened. By Him our foolish and darkened understanding blossoms up anew towards His marvellous light. By Him the Lord has willed that we should taste of immortal knowledge, "who, being the brightness of His majesty, is by so much greater than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they." For it is thus written, "Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire." But concerning His Son the Lord spoke thus: "You are my Son, today have I begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the heathen for Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession."
A high priest is certainly not the equal of the god he worships. Clement believes Jesus reflects the nature of God, but that does not make Jesus and God mirror images, it makes Jesus a reflection of God. Reflections are not equal to the real thing.
Most damning of all is the last sentence in that quote; this is God adopting
Jesus. Clement is presumably referencing Jesus' baptism (cf Mark); that day was the day that Jesus became
God's begotten son.
We also see this in the epistle:
Let us consider, beloved, how the Lord continually proves to us that there shall be a future resurrection, of which He has rendered the Lord Jesus Christ the first-fruits by raising Him from the dead.
This idea of the first-fruits is used by Paul too, and relates to Jesus being the first to be resurrected, with resurrections for everyone else expected any time now. This suggests Jesus is a special man, not a part of God.