Simon Brown.

All articles and research about GOD, on my web sites and this blog are about the ONE TRUE Father GOD, who is the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

As are all my articles and research about Jesus, are under His covenant name of the begotten Son’s personal name of Yeshua.

It is not my purpose to force you to agree or believe with what's on my websites, but rather to share my research.
As the record goes. I'm Just a soul who's intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood. I am Simon Brown. Amen.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the
SON of God?
1 John 5:5.
NOT GOD OR A TRINITY, but as St john has said: but he that believeth that Jesus is the SON of God? 1 John 5:5.
And as Jesus has said: ETERNAL LIFE is believing His Father GOD is the only ONE TRUE GOD alone. John 17:3. Which is the FIRST commandment one MUST believe. Mark 12:29.

Dear friends, just to remind you, as I am a human being, I am capable of making mistakes. If you believe I am wrong, don't let it go, but please be kind and let me know. Thank you.

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Did Winston Churchill believe in God?

Did Winston Churchill believe in God?

Sir Winston Churchill Quote.

Last weekend my wife Emma and I visited the family country manor home of the famous Sir Winston Churchill, said to be: The British statesman, orator, and author who as prime minister (1940–45, 1951–55) rallied the British people during World War II and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory. Jeff: Herbert G. Nicholas. 

When Mr Winston Churchill died I was 4 year's old, so It was a privilege to step back in time and literally walk in the footsteps of a man said to be of iron constitution, who said: “We shall never surrender”.

What a magnificent mansion Sir Winston Churchill and his family lived in, and his life is just as interesting.
His great mansion was a money pit, and most of his life He apparently struggled with his finances, and I just read: Winston Churchill’s finances were a shambles for most of his life. It was a state of affairs, as David Lough reveals in No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money, entirely of Churchill’s own making. Reff:  Why Winston Churchill Was So Bad With Money. The British prime minister could handle the Blitz but not his bills. 

However, thank God, despite his difficult life, Sir Winston Churchill proved to be the man to defeat Adolf Hitler and alter history and helped to win World War Two.

It’s a great day out when visiting Winston's house within his 1000’s of acres.
As Churchill suffered from depression he resulted to creating over 500 paintings of which most can be seen in his home.
As Churchill suffered from depression he resulted to creating over 500 paintings of which most can be seen in his home.
Winston pantings.

It is said he apparently wrote over 11,000,000 words, and I wonder if one of the 11,000,000 words was GOD?
With his intelligence, did he ever think of God and write anything about his faith?
He has over 4000 books and I couldn't help wondering if he had a single Bible in his massive collection.
I couldn’t see anything in his home saying he had any faith in God, which I thought was strange. So when I returned, I started doing some research, to then be thrilled by discovering he often referenced God or scriptures from the Bible.
As I searched more, I discovered more, that Winston's great grandson Jonathan Sandys wrote a book: GOD & CHURCHILL, about the faith of Britain’s wartime prime minister.

How encouraging knowing Winston Churchill did not neglect God and his unique purpose in life, but read the Bible and believed God directed his course which made history by helping save Great Britain.

The moral of this story is how many of us will die in our sins without seeking God. Most never give a thought about the meaning of life, and why we are here, but believe we were born by accident, called a big bang, as evolutionist say, who correctly believe there was nothing, yet madly believe nothing managed to create, think, and work out everything from nothing, and insanely teach nothing was capable of building what the best scientists still cannot do today, who cannot create a single flee or fly, but continue to believe nothing created our highly sophisticated complex DNA, without a single intelligent designer whatsoever.

What's the point of this life, if we have not thought about the very person who gave us life in the beginning? Were we born to die?

Without doubt, assuredly, there must be a reason for living.
It is only by believing in God we discover that purpose and explanation for life and living.

Most don’t understand it's only because of God we are something, and without God we are nothing, if we are with God we will be everything.
Every day millions are passing away, how much longer will it be before its you or me.
What's worse you or me, or seeing our family and friends dying all around us, breaking our hearts with precious memories.

If we only believe in God, who cannot lie, yet so many refuse to hear His calling through His Son, who promises to raise us the same day we pass anyway.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.
John 11:25,26.

God promises us a new and perfect life where there will be no more crying or pain, dying or killing, but most refuse to trust and believe in Him, or believe He does not exist in away.

Even if we own the whole world, what’s the point, if we’ve neglected God’s calling, we have forsaken our own soul, as billions have already done, and are still doing today.

Is it worth gambling with our own soul? We could be here today and gone tomorrow and discarded our own soul. Instead believe in Christ as the thief on the cross who heard Jesus say: today you will be with me in paradise.

As St Paul said: So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. 2 Corinthians 6-10.

It's so sad to see so many who will waste their life away by seeking material things.

There's still good news, it's not to late.
Be one of FEW, and seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and discover God through His Son Jesus, and receive the treasure that will last forever.

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.
Matthew 19:29.

I will end this article with an interesting article on the Bible Gateway Blog, about the faith of Winston Churchill.

What is the vision for this book?
Wallace Henley: Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Our vision is that people will see through the example of Winston Churchill how God directs the course of history, and that leaders and people everywhere will learn the lessons, take hope, and trust in God.

What was Churchill’s view of “divine destiny” for himself and his country?
Jonathan Sandys: He firmly believed in it and was not bashful on the several times he spoke of it. We begin God & Churchill with one of the most unlikely and impossible declarations Churchill ever made: “This country will be subjected somehow to a tremendous invasion…and I shall save London and England from disaster.”

Alone and separated from the context of the entire story, Churchill’s statement in 1891 to fellow Harrovian Murland de Grasse Evans must have appeared very arrogant. However, almost 50-years later Britain went to war and Churchill was called upon to lead us through the crisis. Five years after his appointment we celebrated an impossible victory, and by popular demand, Great-Grandpapa was hailed as the person who saved “London and England from disaster.”

Churchill believed in ‘divine destiny’ and that’s why in 1940, though severely outnumbered, like the Israelites in the book of Deuteronomy facing the overwhelmingly strong armies across the Jordon, he stepped forward and accepted the responsibility of leadership, while others, equally ambitious, refused the honor due to their lack of faith in the possibility of a general victory.

How did Churchill view the Bible?
Jonathan Sandys: Great-Grandpapa’s essay, Moses, provides evidence that supports our belief that Churchill saw the Bible as the literal truth: “We believe that the most scientific view, the most up-to-date view and rationalistic conception, will find its fullest satisfaction in taking the Bible story literally, and in identifying one of the greatest of human beings with the most decisive leap forward ever discernible in the human story.” And: “We may be sure that all these things happened just as they are set out according to Holy Writ.”
What surprised you the most about Churchill’s spirituality?
Wallace Henley: First, that he took the Bible so seriously, and was such an avid student of it. Second, that Churchill linked history/culture to the biblical worldview to the extent “Christian civilization” and its preservation was almost an obsession. Third, the way God removed the child Churchill from the influence of his wayward parents and brought him under the primary influence of his nanny, Elizabeth Everest, who molded young Winston with biblical foundations.
What did Churchill believe about Jesus Christ and the church?

Jonathan Sandys: He believed and confessed that Jesus was ‘the Christ.’ In our book, we quote Churchill’s toast at the christening of his grandson Winston: to “Christ’s new faithful soldier and servant.” In a private conversation with Montgomery, Churchill declared that ‘Christ’s story was unequalled and his death to save sinners unsurpassed.’
Wallace Henley: Critics claim that Churchill did not focus on Jesus. Again, this reflects a secularist agenda. Churchill believed in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world.

Churchill, though not a regular churchgoer, was not anti-church. In fact, he believed it should be supported and encouraged, and said of himself that though he was not a “pillar” of the church, he was a “flying buttress.” Mary Soames, his youngest child, wrote of growing up with Churchill as a father. She speaks of frequent church attendance on her part.

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Jesus is more than A God. Because Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN God.

Jesus is more than A God. Because Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN God. Why is Jesus more than A God?  And the ONLY BEGOTTEN God?

Why is Jesus more than A God?

Dear friends please may I share this incredible Revelation.

Saint John the Divine, in his unique book of the New Testament, known as the most famous and controversial

Gospel, begins with one of the most debatable scriptures in Christianity.

This very first and powerful statement of St John identifies Jesus in his last four words of John 1:1, as saying: God was the word.

John 1:1. Translated by Simon Brown from the Codex Vaticanus.
Click on image to enlarge.

As most know, because St John said: God (Jesus) was the word, most Christians believe St John was teaching: the word (Jesus) is THE GOD.  And at a glance this does seem the case.

Click on image to enlarge. Papyrus 66 (also referred to as  P {\mathfrak {P}}66) is a near complete codex of the Gospel of John, and part of the collection known as the Bodmer Papyri.

I was in that wrong camp for 10 years, because I believed what I was taught, instead of being a Berean Jew.

In this article I will demonstrate why St John said: God the word (Jesus) is God, and why his statement is perfectly reliable and accurate and that instead how most Christians are misunderstanding what St John said and meant in John 1:1C when he said: God was the word.

But where do we start?

Of course we must start from the ‘beginning’ in John 1:1. Which I have divided into 3 parts as, J1A, J1B, J1C.

John 1:1A.
St John said: In beginning was the word.

But the beginning of what?
The answer to this is in: Revelation 3:14.“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.

In one scripture of Revelation 3:14, we read Jesus Himself saying what St John is saying in the first part of John 1:1A, that Jesus is the word who is the: faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.

As we have read, the scriptures teach Jesus had a beginning, which explains why St John says: In the beginning was the word.

Notice St John did not say: In the beginning was the word, who never had a beginning, and who always existed.
There is not a single scripture teaching Jesus the word always existed.

St John must be referring to the word as being the person of Jesus, because GOD Almighty never had a beginning.

1 Timothy 1;17.

John 1:1B. 
and the word was with (THE GOD).
Notice how St John tells us that there are TWO separate beings together, one is Jesus the word, and the second is GOD the Father, because St John defines GOD the Father with the Greek word: (τὸν) meaning: THE ‘definite article’ by saying (THE GOD), for GOD the Father alone.

The Greek word: (τὸν) meaning: THE ‘definite article’

The Greek word: (τὸν) meaning: THE ‘definite article’

John 1:1C.
We now come to one of the most misunderstood statements in Christian history when St John said in 1:1C: God was the word.

Was St John now contradicting what He just said previously when he said: and the word was with (THE GOD).
Because John now changes to saying: God was the word. So if it is true as most believe that Jesus is the same GOD, how could Jesus the word be with His GOD, if they are the same GOD?
John clearly teaches there are two separate beings together, which does not make ONE GOD, but TWO GODS, if it is true that Jesus is also GOD.

This Biblical fact on its own proves St John was NOT teaching Jesus the word is the same ONE GOD.

Here is the massive confusion and deception and misunderstanding.

St John was saying and teaching Jesus is God, and not THE GOD.

There is a massive difference with being God and THE GOD. Firstly GOD Almighty declared countless times He is GOD ALONE. And never, ever taught He were THREE called the TRINITY.
Heres just 4 scriptures!
Notice the words by GOD Almighty: and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me. We all know Jesus is a just God, who was sent by His Father GOD to be the Savior. So why has GOD Almighty excluded His perfect Son and ONE and ONLY BEGOTTEN God? Because GOD Almighty is strongly declaring He is the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD ALONE, and NOT two or THREE called a Trinitarian concept or a "tritheism" (three Gods).

Notice the words by GOD Almighty: and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me. We all know Jesus is a just God, who was sent by His Father GOD to be the Savior. So why has GOD Almighty excluded His perfect Son and ONE and ONLY BEGOTTEN God?
Because GOD Almighty is strongly declaring He is the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD ALONE, and NOT THREE called a Trinitarian concept or a “tritheism" (three Gods).
This scripture on its own proves Jesus is not THE GOD.
Psalm 83:18.

Psalm 44:24.

Psalm 45:12.

In fact I am told by Sir Anthony Farquhar Buzzard:
“11,000 of the various occurrences of the words for GOD (elohim, adonai, YAHWEH, ὁ θεός) in the whole Bible never once mean a Trinity.
SO when the Bible says GOD, it never means a Trinity.
Yes, indeed GOD in the New Testament (ὁ θεός) means the Father of Jesus 1300 times.

God is one Person!!!  There are thousands and thousands of singular personal pronouns for God
Do you know what a singuar personal pronoun means?
“God” appears 4, 444 times, and never means a Triune God.  So noone in the Bible meant a triune God when he said GOD!
Please produce a verse where GOD = Two or Three Persons.
The creed of Jesus and the Bible in Mk 12:29 is unitary monotheism
Jesus then quotes the massively important Ps 110:1 to show that the one at the right hand is NOT God!
That would make two GODS one talking to the other!!
No one has seen GOD, as we know although Moses saw him partially, and that includes Jesus if He is GOD.

Back to me Simon. I believe Mr Buzzard is correct teaching Jesus is not GOD, and the TRINITY is false.
Very sadly the enemy has still managed to deceive Mr Anthony Buzzard another way by teaching a lie that Jesus did not exist before MARY. Read more at the bottom link.

The problem is most of the Christian world are confused with the word God, and THE GOD, not understanding the simple difference.

There are verses where Jesus is referred to as “God,” and a good example is that GOD Almighty called Jesus God in Hebrews 1:9, which Trinitarians love to point out to prove Jesus is GOD, but in doing so they are proving with their own hands there are TWO GODS, which than contradicts the word of GOD, who always taught He was GOD ALONE.

Instead of understanding others are called God or gods, including, angels, and even glorified members of the Church, and even Satan is referred to as the God of this world.

4 Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” 5 For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. 
1 Corinthians 8:

Notice how St Paul confirms there is only ONE true GOD, and that there are many God’s and then evan continues to confirm who the ONE true GOD is by saying He is the Father, defining the difference between being a God or THE ONE TRUE GOD.

31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
 John 10:

Notice also how Jesus confirms His ONE TRUE GOD, called others God.

Just as GOD called His Son God in Hebrews 1:9, and St John called Jesus God in John 1:1C.

But how do we know St John was teaching Jesus is God, and not THE SAME ONE TRUE GOD?

By simply fast forwarding to John 1:18.
Many Bible scholars believe and teach that in John 1:18, St John said: The only begotten Son.
I was in this camp until I started studying the 3 oldest Bibles of the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus.
I have now changed sides, and now believe the scholars who teach: The only begotten Son, is incorrect.

John 1:18. Codex Alexandrnus.

When I saw in the 3 oldest Bibles, the words saying: The only begotten God, my heart missed 3 beats.
It is true that there are both sayings: The only begotten God, and: The only begotten Son, in many different manuscripts.

However there is a very simple Biblical fact that proves which word is the correct word, God or Son?
Just by going back to what St John said in John 1:1C, when John said: God was the word.

The Greek words and the context in John 1:1, are IDENTICAL in John1:18.

John 1:1C, God was the word, lines up perfectly with the Greek word and translation in John 1:18, The only begotten God.
 John 1:18, The only begotten God, lines up perfectly with the Greek word and translation in John 1:1C, God was the word.

John 1:18, The only begotten God, lines up perfectly with the Greek word and translation in John 1:1C, God was the word.

When we read from John saying: God was the word, through to John 1:18, there we make an amazing discovery. St John is now explaining who Jesus is, by now telling us Jesus is not just God, but that He is: The ONLY BEGOTTEN God.

St John now adds in the word: BEGOTTEN. But why?

First we need to understand the meaning of BEGOTTEN.

The Greek word for: only begotten, is (μονογενὴς)

Notice: HELPS Word-studies?
3439 monogenḗs (from 3411 /misthōtós, "one-and-only" and 1085 /génos, "offspring, stock") – properly, one-and-only; "one of a kind" – literally, "one (monos) of a class, genos" (the only of its kind).

Notice: Jesus is: one-and-only; "one of a kind" offspring. Now we know what BEGOTTEN means.

Strong's Concordance monogenés: only begotten

But why does St John call Jesus God in both scriptures of John 1:1C and John 1:18?

The answer is given by St Paul in: Philippians 2:6. Who, though he was in the form of God).

And what did St Paul mean: he was in the form of God?
Definition: form, shape, outward appearance.

And what did St Paul mean: he was in the form of God? Definition: form, shape, outward appearance.

St Paul was NOT teaching Jesus was THE GOD, he was teaching Jesus is just like His GOD.

Just as St John was NOT teaching Jesus is THE GOD, but that Jesus is God, because Jesus is: the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, as written in Hebrews 1:3.

As Jesus is the COPY of His GOD, that proves on its own Jesus is NOT that GOD.

What we find is that when we come to John 1:18, St John now clearly defines the difference between Jesus as being God and His GOD. By simply adding in the word BEGOTTEN.

That single word: BEGOTTEN, on its own, proves Jesus is NOT THE GOD, but the FIRST ever BORN Son of His GOD.

St John rightly calls Jesus God, because Jesus is the ONLY being who was BORN directly from His GOD, which correctly makes Jesus the ONLY BEGOTTEN God. Hence, therefor the term accordingly means literally what St John states.

Notice, how John 1:18, goes side by side with John 1:1, where we see St John reveals to us Jesus is God before He became FLESH, yet again another Biblical fact proving Jesus existed FIRST before He became FLESH.

The massive Christian confusion.
Just as St John defined the difference between Jesus as God and the Father as THE GOD proving Jesus was not THE GOD, already knowing he would cause much confusion, and therefore which is why he goes on to explain Jesus is: the ONLY BEGOTTEN God in John 1:18.

Jesus had a very similar experience with the Jews, when He said, I and the Father are ONE, John 10:30, which confused the Jews, who were a monotheistic religion, who already new the Shema of the Hebrew Scriptures: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Deuteronomy 6:4.
The Jews already knew the countless Hebrew Scriptures where GOD Almighty always strongly declared He was GOD ALONE.
Followed by the exact same teaching by Jesus in Mark 12:29, teaching GOD is ONE and not THREE called the Catholic TRINITY.

After Jesus arrival, the Jews knew Jesus claimed to be the Son of GOD, and therefore understood if Jesus was the Son, He would be a separate being from the Father, until Jesus would arrive teaching He and the Father were ONE, which would contradict and go against what the Jews believed that GOD was ONE GOD alone, and not TWO.
Which is why the Jews picked up stones again to stone him.

As at that time with the Jews, this MASSIVE misunderstanding still continues with MILLIONS of Christians to this very day.

Just as St John described the exact nature of Jesus being God in John 1:1C, and then proceeded to reveal in John 1:18, the Golden key to understanding the truth with his most explosive words revealing Jesus truly is GOD’s only BEGOTTEN God, and not GOD Himself.

And by doing so defining the difference with THE GOD.

Jesus also went on to rectify the misunderstanding when He taught: I and the Father are one, in John 10:30, when He then explained what he meant later by His teachings in John 17:11, and John 17:20.
Jesus prayed to His Father GOD, asking that He and His disciples could also become ONE.
Just as He and His Father God were ONE, in complete agreement, harmony, and purpose.
And that proved He was not claiming to be GOD Himself.


Most Trinitarians will not tell you that the word for BEGOTTEN, has a double meaning.

It means: only, only-begotten, unique. The Greek word is (μονογενής, ές). That’s the part Trinitarians speak of.

But there is a very important part that the Trinitarians often keep quite about, because if they speak of it, they themselves prove their own faith false.

The word BEGOTTEN also means begot or (Archaic) begat; begotten or begot; begetting.

Notice in the Dictionaries - King James Dictionary – Begat.
The word BEGOTTEN also means begot or (Archaic) begat; begotten or begot; begetting.



As we know Jesus was (BEGOTTEN) which also means: begot, and BORN from His Father GOD, before the beginning of creation.

22 “The LORD possessedb me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old.
23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth,
26 before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above, when he establishedd the fountains of the deep,
29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily hise delight, rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man. Proverbs 8:

And that’s why the Trinity faith keep this part quiet, because St John tells us in John 1:18, Jesus (the word) was (BEGOTTEN) also meaning (begat or begot).
And I believe this is the reason why the ENEMY has managed to remove the TRUE word from many manuscripts by replacing the true word from God with Son.
Just as we see in the Catholic translations of the King James Bible.
John 1:18. Kings James Bible.

Because St John makes this perfectly clear in John 1:18, Jesus is: the ONLY (BEGOTTEN) God, meaning Jesus was BORN, begat; begotten or begot from His Father GOD, which then proves Jesus is NOT THE GOD, but TRULY the literal Son of His GOD.

And that’s why GOD and His Son and throughout the new testament we are told to believe Jesus is the Son of GOD to be saved, and NOTHING about believing Jesus is THE GOD or a TRINITY to be saved, which is clearly the deception falsely taught by Trinitarians.

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, 
and that believing ye might have life through his name.
 John 20:31.

The deception.
If we believe Jesus is GOD, or the same ‘being’ as His Father GOD, as the Pentecostals believe, or that Jesus and GOD are THREE called a TRINITY, we have in fact denied Jesus as being the literal Son of His Father GOD, and GOD being the literal Father of His Son, and GOD being GOD alone.
This makes THREE doctrines we must believe, but instead disbelieved by believing GOD is THREE, which then breaks the first commandment in Mark 12:29, and this is how we are deceived.

No one who denies the Son has the Father.
 Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
 I John 2:23.


Both translations of John 1:1, and John 1:18, saying Jesus is God, I believe are both perfect teachings and translations, which is sadly MISUNDERSTOOD by most, along side John 8:58, and John 10:30.

The teaching and verse by St John in John 1:1 and John 1:18, go together perfectly, side by side and when both understood correctly proves the Trinity and the Pentecostal faith are believing and following false teachings and false doctrines.

From my own research I believe the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus are closer to the original manuscripts than most, although there are still differences and none perfect. And for a change the best Bible scholars agree on that.

Codex Vaticanus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Short facts.
Most believe Jesus is THE GOD, because St John said: (God was the word) But instead, St John is telling us Jesus is God, because Jesus is the image of His GOD and has the exact nature as His GOD.

Jesus was the only begotten being BORN directly from His Father GOD, which makes Him: the ONLY BEGOTTEN God. 

But as He was BORN from His GOD, he obviously is not the same GOD He came from. Which explains perfectly why Jesus said in John 17:3, His Father was the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD.

And that agrees with why there are NO scriptures teaching Jesus always existed.
Or one must believe Jesus is GOD, or a TRINITY, to be saved. There is simply no such teachings, which is a Biblical fact, proving Jesus is not GOD or a TRINITY.

But there are countless scriptures as St John has clearly taught; that one must believe Jesus is the Son of His GOD to be saved. 
1 John 5:5.

And when we believe Jesus is the Son of His GOD and not GOD Himself, we then understand Jesus Father must be GOD ALONE, as GOD has always taught.
And we then obey the FIRST commandment in Mark 12:29, and are truly set free.

The Great Commandment

28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. 33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

In the beginning, Jesus was WITH THE GOD, and is IDENTICAL to His GOD. (V6. who, though he was in the form of God,) That agrees perfectly with John 1:1, God was the word.
John 1:14, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Hebrews 1:2 to 3.

Humans come from humans.
As we humans, were born from humans, that makes us humans, but we are not the same (person or being) as our human parents we came from in the beginning, but are often the image of our parents.

God comes from GOD.
Just as Jesus was BORN from His Father GOD, who is the image of His Father GOD, which makes Him the ONLY BEGOTTEN God, we now understand Jesus is NOT that same ONE TRUE FATHER GOD He was BORN from, or the same being, but as He always taught, He is the literal Son of His GOD.

That’s why Jesus said to the disciple, when they see Him; they see the FATHER, because they are IDENTICAL, same form, shape, outward appearance, imprint and nature.

He is the image of the invisible God,
 the firstborn of all creation.
 Colossians 1:15.

New American Standard Bible
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 
John 3:16.

This divine truth in John 1;18, is enormously important, because this Biblical fact of Jesus being (only BEGOTTEN God) proves MOST denominations have been deceived, including the faith of people like Sir Anthony Farquhar Buzzard who teach the word was only a plan in GODS mind and Jesus did not exist before Mary.

It is odd that the Trinitarians who teach Jesus is GOD, do not believe begotten God is the correct translation, because they do believe Jesus is GOD, but on the other hand it becomes clear why most Trinitarians say and teach (only begotten Son) is the correct translation, because the two single words St John added (ONLY BEGOTTEN) in front of God proves Jesus was BORN and did not always exist proving Jesus is not THE GOD, proving the TRINITY and PENTECOSTALS wrong and also proving the TEXTUS RECEPTUS wrong and the Minority Text much closer to the original MSS.

John 1:18. Only begotten Son, and not God.

When we believe and teach that Jesus is THE GOD – when He only ever taught that He was the Son of His ONE TRUE GOD – we are no better then the Jews, who accused Jesus for something He never claimed, which they RIGHTLY CALLED BLASPHEMY, but wrongly accused Him for BLASPHEMY.
 ‘You are accusing Jesus of slander, because Jesus said, He IS the SON of GOD. John 10:36.

Who is Jesus?
He is more then a man, because He was born before man existed, before He became a man.
He is more then an Angel, because the Magnificent Angels were made through Him.
He is more then a God, because He is the ONLY God who was born directly from His GOD.
As He was born directly from His GOD, He is 100% like His GOD, which rightly makes Him: the ONLY BEGOTTEN God.

As Jesus is: the only BEGOTTEN God, John 1:18, He MUST have existed BEFORE He became: the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son, John 3:16.
That's why St Paul tells us: (V6. who, though he was in the form of God,)
We read St Paul saying, Jesus emptied himself. (V7. But emptied himself -
In other words, lowered Himself from a high position and stripping Himself from His previous glory.
(By coming down to earth and being born in human flesh) - by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:6,7.
Look how this adds up with, 2 Corinthians 8:9:

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. 

Do you know GOD’s literal Son?
As MOST believe GOD’s Son is GOD or three called the TRINITY, this sad fact becomes clearer than daylight, the simple facts prove MOST do not know GOD’s literal Son, and therefore His literal Father.
Are you a WISE virgin who will be raised to eternal life? Or a FOOLISH virgin who will be knocking at God's door? Begging for Him to let you in.
Could this be why Jesus said many will do great deeds and miracle’s in His name and call Him Lord, Lord, who claim to know Him, but He will say to many: I don’t know you? Because MOST do not know Jesus is GOD’s literal Son, and therefore GOD is His literal Father.
Could this be why Jesus said MANY are called, but FEW are chosen?
Do you know His Father? THE ONE TRUE GOD, who sacrificed His ONLY BEGOTTEN Son, not to condemn us, but save us.
If you don’t, know the true GOD and His Son, as its clear most do not, it’s not too late.
There is still good news, there is still time, before Jesus returns for you to believe in the truth.

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, THE SON OF GOD; and that believing ye might have life through his name. John 20:31. Amen.

Research by Simon Brown.
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