Lu 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
this could be read to say Only God is good
read rhetorically, Jesus is good, only God is good; therefore Jesus is God
Why not speak clearly unless one wants confusion that theologians will debate for centuries?
So as to cause you to think and reach your own conclusions.
Either Jesus is good, therefore, Jesus is God, or Jesus is NOT good.
You can try to argue the latter but it's a lame argument and few will agree with it.
How about Jesus is doing his best to be good but he is too humble to presume to compare his goodness with God?
The notion is contradicted several times elsewhere in the text.
Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason, my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything, for to go against conscience would be neither right nor safe. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.