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1 John 5:5.
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False Prophets and Teachers

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016


This article reflects long and thorough research.
I have gathered together peoples comments and research adding it with my own which has led me to believe John 1:1 C, is a MISUNDERSTANDING.

Please watch my updated video here:  
Is Jesus God? Or a God? Or THE GOD? John 1:1? The Biblical FACTS in 19 minutes

Update. 6/10/2017.

The quick facts.

The translation of John 1:1, is a perfect translation and is sadly  MISUNDERSTOOD by most.

Here is the massive confusion.
Most believe Jesus is THE GOD, because St John said: (and the word was God) Or the Greek says: and 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 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.

As we humans, were born from humans, that makes us humans, but we all know we are not the same person and being as our human parents we came from in the beginning, but are often the image of our parents and sons and daughters.

Just as Jesus was BORN from His Father GOD, who is the image of His Father GOD, which makes Him God, but Jesus is NOT that same being and GOD He was BORN from, but as He always taught, He is the Son of His GOD.

Thats why Jesus said to the disciple, when they see Him they see the FATHER, because He and the Father are IDENTICAL.

"Strive to enter through the narrow door. 

Watch video and have your say.

Lets look at the biblical facts and discover the truth.

Verses by English Standard Version, and NASB Lexicon, and Interlinear Bible.

To start we will divide each statement by St John into:
A. In the beginning was the Word.
B. and the Word was with THE GOD,
C. and the Word was God.

John 1:1, 2, 3, translated by Simon Brown from the Codex Vaticanus.

John 1:1, 2, 3, translated by Simon Brown from the Codex Sinaiticus.

First notice how St John makes THREE statements.

First statement of John 1:1 A.

A. In the beginning was the Word.

Notice St John says: In the beginning.

Definition: beginning, origin.
Greek: ἀρχῇ
Transliteration : archē

HELPS Word-studies
746 arxḗ – properly, from the beginning (temporal sense), i.e. "the initial (starting) point"; (figuratively) what comes first and therefore is chief (foremost), i.e. has the priority because ahead of the rest ("preeminent").
Jesus had a ‘beginning’ Original Word: ἀρχή, ῆς, ἡ Means literally “the initial (starting point)

John 1:1 A, confirms with Colossians 1:15.
He is the image of the invisible God, THE FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION.
John 1:1 A, also agrees with Proverbs 8.22 through to 36.

Proverbs 8:22" The LORD POSSESSED ME at the BEGINNING of his work, THE FIRST OF HIS ACTS OF OLD.

NASB Lexicon
NASB ©   Hebrew   Transliteration       Strong's  Definition        Origin
"From everlasting מֵ֭עֹולָם        me·'o·v·lam    5769        long duration, antiquity, futurity from an unused word
I was established,  נִסַּ֥כְתִּי         nis·sach·ti       5258b      to set, install  a prim. root
From the beginning,      מֵרֹ֗אשׁ         me·rosh  7218        head         a prim. root
from the earliest times מִקַּדְמֵי־       mik·kad·mei-  6924a      front, east, formerly       from an unused word
of the earth.    אָֽרֶץ׃ a·retz.      776  earth, land      a prim. root
This confirms with Proverbs 8.23: "From everlasting I was established, from the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
NASB Lexicon.

Jesus said in John 17:3, His Father is the only ONE who is TRUE GOD.
This confirms with why St John said: In the ‘beginning’ was the word, proving Jesus had an initial (starting point)
Which confirms with why Jesus said: He was established and BORN from (The only ONE who is TRUE GOD who has always existed) the ONE GOD who is from everlasting,

Proverbs 8.22 and Colossians 1:15, which says Jesus is the (Firstborn) both line up perfectly with John 1:1, saying:
In the ‘beginning’ was the word. Meaning (Jesus) had an initial (starting point)

Now lets look at the meaning of the (WORD)?

Strong's Concordance
logos: a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a speech.
Original Word: λόγος, ου, ὁ
Transliteration: logos
Short Definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy.
Meaning: Jesus was God's word, Gods mouth.
Jesus was His Fathers messenger.

At this point in John 1:1 A, Jesus (The word) is the only person who we are told who did not always exist, but was BORN and existed at the beginning before anything.

And look at what Jesus had to say below 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.
English Standard Version

Is Jesus saying He is the WITNESS TO: the ‘beginning' of God’s creation?
Because this statement by Jesus also lines up with John 1:1 A, which says: In the beginning.
And Colossians 1:15, which says THE FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION.

And also agrees with Proverbs 8.22, which says: The LORD POSSESSED ME at the BEGINNING of his work, THE FIRST OF HIS ACTS OF OLD.

B. and the Word was with God,

Now this is where St John’s statement gets interesting.

How St John says: and the Word was with God.

St John states there are now TWO SEPARATE divine persons.

The first person is the WORD, Jesus.
The second person is, GOD.
And the person of the ‘word Jesus’ is with GOD.

At this stage St John defines TWO SEPARATE distinct and divine persons and not ONE.
And only ONE of the TWO persons is called GOD.

C. and the Word was God.

Now we read the ‘word Jesus’ was God.
Is John 1:1 B, now contradicting John 1:1 C?
Because: the ‘word Jesus’ is now God.

Lets have a closer look?
In all THREE statements St John is talking about who the ‘word Jesus’ is.
John is saying: A. In the beginning was the Word.
The ‘word Jesus’ had an initial (starting) point";
B. and the Word was ‘WITH’ God.
The ‘word Jesus’ was with THE GOD ALMIGHTY.
Proving, IF: the Word (Jesus) was ‘WITH’ GOD ALMIGHTY.
The ‘word Jesus’ cannot be GOD ALMIGHTY Himself.
Because St John defines TWO SEPARATE distinct and divine persons and not ONE.
And only ONE of the TWO distinct and divine persons at this stage is called GOD.

But then what does St John mean by saying:
C. and the Word was God?

Please notice these important facts?

St John does NOT say: and the ‘word Jesus’ was GOD ALMIGHTY.

St John does NOT say: and the ‘word Jesus’ and GOD are ONE GOD.

St John does NOT mention a THIRD PERSON of the THIRD Trinity Godhead called the Holy Spirit making the THIRD person in the Trinity.

This then brings us back to why does St John seem to contradict his own statements by saying: B. and the Word was with God.

And 'suddenly' changes, from saying the TWO SEPARATE distinct, divine persons are now ONE GOD?

By saying:
C. and the Word WAS God.

But as we shall see next.
And as we have read St John is talking about Jesus being God and NOT Jesus being THE GOD or becoming GOD ALMIGHTY or becoming ONE and the same GOD.

A good explanation for this is because John 1:1 C, has been  misunderstood.

What seems like (a) simple contradiction can be found in Acts 28:6.
Here we discover there is NO contradiction but instead a  MISUNDERSTANDING which makes St Johns opening statements look like a contradiction.

Lets have a look in Acts 28:6?
English Standard Version
They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

Now lets look at the translation of Acts 28:6 in the NASB Lexicon?
and said that he was a god.                         
Strong's Concordance
theos: God, a god
Original Word: θεός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: theos
Phonetic Spelling: (theh'-os)
Short Definition: God, a god
Definition: (a) God, (b) a god, generally.

And now lets compare Acts 28:6 with John 1:18 also in the Strong's Concordance?

No one has seen God.
Strong's Concordance
theos: God, a god
Original Word: θεός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: theos
Phonetic Spelling: (theh'-os)
Short Definition: God, a god
Definition: (a) God, (b) a god, generally.

Both translations are identical.

As we have carefully examined. The same word for GOD in John 1:1 C, can be translated the same way as (a God) in Acts 28:6, which also reads:
Original Word: θεός, οῦ, ὁ

What does this article prove?
This proves different translators can be biased when translating John 1:1 C, to make it fit with what they believe and what they want others to believe rather then translating it to what St John was truly teaching and meaning.

John 1:1. Codex Sinaiticus. Translated by Simon Brown.

May I thank you for reading my research, and I will join you again shortly. May I now share with you what others have to say?

I read this below, which also seems to confirm this case.
Proclaimers of the Trinity theory use John 1:1 as their strongest proof that GOD and Jesus are one and the same: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1, KJV)

And, on the surface, this statement seems to be a rather straight forward explanation of the relationship of God and Jesus. However, truth does not arise from single Bible verses taken out of context or blindly accepted without research and study.

The Greek manuscripts of John 1:1 show that the Greek definite article is used to distinguish GOD as "the God" from his Son which is "a God." The authoritative Bible scholar, Benjamin Wilson, gives the correct translation: "In a beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and a god was the word." (John 1:1, DGT)

I would also like to share with you an article I received below.
Then there is John 1:1. Take careful note that the word [the] exists in the original Greek text but has wrongly been left out. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with [the] God, and the Word was God." John 1:1.

The Word was in the beginning, but the beginning of what? It has to be the beginning of something. Was it the beginning of this world perhaps? It has to be the beginning of something whichever beginning you place it at. Many Trinitarians use this to say that Christ has always existed and had no beginning. But the verse does not say that. And what about the word with where it says the Word was “with" the God. One cannot be with the other if they are the same being.

This verse can be better understood by using the same grammatical structure but with different subjects such as Adam and Eve for example. "In the beginning was the woman, and the woman was with [the] human, and the woman was human." Adam is "the human" and the woman is Eve, but Eve is also human by nature but Eve is not "the human" in identity. They are clearly two separate persons. The Word being the Son was with the supreme God the Father, and the Word was God in nature. But the Son was not "the" Father, the Son was not "the" God, yet the Son has the Father's divine nature by inheritance. So the Word has the same divine nature and the same God quality as His Father. Thus Jesus was with God in the beginning, but He is not "the" God the Father but God by inheritance and nature being His Son.

Now From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
There are two issues affecting the translating of the (John1:1c) verse, theology and proper application of grammatical rules. The commonly held theology that Jesus is God naturally leads one to believe that the proper way to render the verse is the one which is most popular.[18] The opposing theology that Jesus is subordinate to God as his Chief agent leads to the conclusion that "... a god" or "... divine" is the proper rendering.[19] Some scholars staunchly oppose the translation ...a god, while other scholars believe it is possible or even preferable.[24][25][26]

Dr. Jason BeDuhn (of Northern Arizona University) in regard to the Kingdom Interlinear's appendix that gives the reason why the NWT favoured a translation of John 1:1 as saying the Word was not "God" but "a god" said: "In fact the KIT [Appendix 2A, p.1139] explanation is perfectly correct according to the best scholarship done on this subject.."

Murray J. Harris has written: "Accordingly, from the point of view of grammar alone, [QEOS HN hO LOGOS] could be rendered "the Word was a god,...." -Jesus As God, 1992, p. 60.

C. H. Dodd says: "If a translation were a matter of substituting words, a possible translation of [QEOS EN hO LOGOS]; would be, "The Word was a god". As a word-for-word translation it cannot be faulted."

On my long and deep research I finely discovered the icing on the cake regarding the TRUTH of John 1:1 c. Which Trinitarians use to prove Jesus is GOD.

Please read below?

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John 1:1c - Jesus as God?

Ted Trueblood says:
I hope to explain the best translation for this scripture in a number of posts in this discussion, starting with A. below. I welcome honest, sincere questions concerning what I present here. Off-subject posts will be ignored by me.

John 1:1c


John 1:1 in NT Greek:
εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον και θεος ην ο λογος

En arche en ho logos and ho logos en pros ton theon and theos en ho logos

There are three clauses (separated by kai or "and" in English). The first (John 1:1a) is translated: "In beginning was the word." The second (John 1:1b) is translated "the word was with the god." And the final one (John 1:1c) is literally translated "god was the word."

I hope to examine John 1:1c to show that the very grammar used by John himself shows the actual meaning (whether `the Word was God,' or the 'Word was a god.' Since different NT writers varied somewhat in their grammar and usage of the Greek, we need to stick to John's usage if we wish to analyze John 1:1c properly.

First, the word in question is θεος ('theos' in English letters). Notice that this form of the word ends in `s.' 'Theos' can be used to mean `God' or `god.' Also notice that, as used in John 1:1c, 'theos' stands alone. That is, it has no modifiers such as "almighty theos," or "theos OF Israel, or "theos TO me," etc.

Not only do such modifiers cause the use of the definite article (`the' in English) to be used irregularly, but John 1:1c does not use them anyway.

The next point is that when John (and Matthew, Mark, and Luke also) clearly meant "God" when writing 'theos,' he ALWAYS used the definite article (`the' in English - ho in Greek): 'ho theos.' (You can tell that o in NT Greek is `ho' if it has a tiny c-shaped mark above it - ὁ.)

You can test this 'HO theos' use means `God' in John's writings yourself with a good interlinear NT and concordance.

To Be Continued
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the olde professor says:
Jesus is not God

Jesus = Son is Not Father = God
Son = Jesus is not God = Father

God knows when Jesus will return
Jesus does not know
has to be two totally separate and distinct entities
or do yo uclaim taht they are schizoid

Jesus sits on throne next to God
they dont sit on one throne
again two separate and distinct entities

Jesus obeys God
gotta be two different

Jesus prayed to God
still two different ones

Jesus asked why Father had forsaken him
has to be two entities

Jesus said He was not God
it is in the NT
not providing further clues
Jesus said that God/Father was greater than He was
"the Father is greater than I" (john 14 some verse)

Is Jesus divine - of course
Does He have the power of God - probably most if nto all of them

But Jesus is not God
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Ted Trueblood says:
John 1:1 in NT Greek (cont.):

The next step in finding John's intended meaning of John 1:1c is to look up the meanings of 'theos' in a good NT lexicon. Numerous Trinitarian scholars [see footnote] admit that this word was also used for angels, kings, and God-appointed men such as judges in Israel. In such cases it is usually rendered into English as `gods' or `a god.' And it was used that way in the Greek in the writings of Christians up to the time of Augustine at least.

So, why wouldn't John 1:1c be rendered `the Word was god' then rather than `the Word was a god'?

For this part of the analysis, we need to remember that there are exceptions where the article (`the') may or may not be used at random as seen in part A. above. So we are trying to find how John intends the lack of an article with a noun (like god, man, cave, etc.). Such nouns must be "count nouns." That means, using the example of `man,' it must be capable of being made plural: one man, two men, three men, etc. It also must be capable of using both the English indefinite article (`a,' `an') and definite article (`the'): `a man,' `the man.'

It is basic knowledge for NT Greek beginners that there is no indefinite article in the Greek. So a count noun without the article (anarthrous) in the Greek is properly translated into English with an indefinite article (`a,' `an').

So, again, with a good interlinear and concordance try finding uses of `man' in John's writing. I know you will find some that do not have the article ('ho') used with them. So look up in all the translations you can find to see those have been rendered into English. I found 'anthropos' (`man') at John 1:6; 3:4; 3:27 (and many more) did not have the article (ho) used with them, so they were rendered as "a man" in all the Bibles I checked.

For example, look at John 10:33.  The predicate noun "man"('anthropos') comes before its verb ("being"), and yet we do not find it consistently translated, even by trinitarian scholars and translators, as: "you, being HUMAN" (qualitative) or "you being THE man" (Colwell's Rule").

If they truly believed the "qualitative" rule or "Colwell's Rule," they certainly would not have rendered it "you, being a man," as they so often do:

See KJV; Douay-Rheims; ASV; ESV; ERV; NKJV; MKJV; NASB; RSV; NIV; NEB; REB; JB; NJB; AT; LB; GNT; NLT; ISV; KJIIV; NAB ('70); NAB ('91); CEV; BBE; LEB; NLV; WYC; Third Millennium Bible; 21st Century KJV; GOD'S WORD Translation; Updated Bible Version 1.9; World English Bible; Young's; Darby; Webster; Holman; Wesley's; William Barclay; Rotherham; Lattimore; Phillips; C.B. Williams; Lamsa; Moffatt; Mounce; William Beck; Weymouth.

So by now we should be able to see that in John 1:1c (`theos was the Word') the word 'theos' does not have the article (ὁ or `ho') and, according to John's usage of such nouns, it would normally be translated as `a god.'


Some of these trinitarian sources which admit that the Bible actually describes men who represent God (judges, Israelite kings, etc.) and God's angels as gods include:

1. Young's Analytical Concordance of the Bible, "Hints and Helps...," Eerdmans, 1978 reprint;
2. Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, #430, Hebrew & Chaldee Dict., Abingdon, 1974;
3. New Bible Dictionary, p. 1133, Tyndale House Publ., 1984;
4. Today's Dictionary of the Bible, p. 208, Bethany House Publ., 1982;
5. Hastings' A Dictionary of the Bible, p. 217, Vol. 2;
6. The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon, p. 43, Hendrickson publ.,1979;
7. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, #2316 (4.), Thayer, Baker Book House, 1984 printing;
8. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, p. 132, Vol. 1; & p. 1265, Vol. 2, Eerdmans, 1984;
9. The NIV Study Bible, footnotes for Ps. 45:6; Ps. 82:1, 6; & Jn 10:34; Zondervan, 1985;
10. New American Bible, St. Joseph ed., footnote for Ps. 45:7, 1970 ed.;
11. A. T. Robertson, Word Pictures, Vol. 5, pp. 188-189;
12. William G. T. Shedd, Dogmatic Theology, Vol. 1, pp. 317, 324, Nelson Publ., 1980 printing;
13. Murray J. Harris, Jesus As God, p. 202, Baker Book House, 1992;
14. William Barclay, The Gospel of John, V. 2, Daily Study Bible Series, pp. 77, 78, Westminster Press,1975;
15. The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible (John 10:34 & Ps. 82:6);
16. The Fourfold Gospel (Note for John 10:35);
17. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown (John 10:34-36);
18. Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible (Ps. 82:6-8 and John 10:35);
19. John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible (Ps. 82:1).
20. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament ('Little Kittel'), - p. 328, Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1985.
21. The Expositor's Greek Testament, pp. 794-795, Vol. 1, Eerdmans Publishing Co.
22. The Amplified Bible, Ps. 82:1, 6 and John 10:34, 35, Zondervan Publ., 1965.
23. Barnes' Notes on the New Testament, John 10:34, 35.
24. B. W. Johnson's People's New Testament, John 10:34-36.
25. The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, Zondervan, 1986, Vol. 3, p. 187.
26. Fairbairn's Imperial Standard Bible Encyclopedia, p. 24, vol. III, Zondervan, 1957 reprint.

And, of course the highly respected and highly popular Jewish writer, Philo, had the same understanding for "God"/"a god" about the same time the NT was written. - See the LOGOS study.

And the earliest Christians like the highly respected NT scholar Origen and others - - including Tertullian; Justin Martyr; Hippolytus; Clement of Alexandria; Theophilus; the writer of "The Epistle to Diognetus"; and even super-Trinitarians St. Athanasius and St. Augustine - - also had this understanding for "a god." And, as we saw above, many respected NT scholars of this century agree. (For example, Ernst Haenchen tells us in his commentary on the Gospel of John:

"It was quite possible in Jewish and Christian monotheism to speak of divine beings that existed alongside and under God but were not identical with him. Phil 2:6-10 proves that. In that passage Paul depicts just such a divine being, who later became man in Jesus Christ". - John 1, translated by R. W. Funk, 1984, pp. 109, 110, Fortress Press.)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 John 1:1. English Standard Version.

It seems clear to me that there have also been dishonest persons playing about with the true words of St John here in the end of John 1:1c.

But what about the confusion surrounding John 1:1c, which so many people believe proves that Jesus is GOD? Well, this is to do with John 1:1c reading AND THE WORD WAS GOD.

First, if I may, I’d like to bring this important fact to your attention: this verse is one of the most popular scriptures used by Trinitarians who believe that it means and prove that Jesus is GOD.

Sadly, because millions of Trinitarians do not do any research, and therefore just believe what they are taught about the trinity – much like being told that Father Christmas delivers our presents down the chimney when we’re children – they do not learn the truth: that there are many different translations of John 1:1c that do not say that Jesus is THE GOD.

Before we move forward, please may I make you aware of these different translations of John 1:1c?

What millions don’t seem to understand is the fact that there are other variations of John 1:1 which also exist, but which aren’t as well-known as they seem to be hidden, and are not in the Bible we hold in our hands today.

What we see is ONE simple letter – the ‘a’ – missing from the end of John 1:1c, which then makes Jesus into a God, and NOT THE GOD.

Why don’t we have a look at what many don’t see?

It is interesting to know that Biblical scholar Benjamin Wilson’s translation of the Greek New Testament shows that there was an ‘a’ before:

"In a beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and a god was the word." John 1:1, DGT.

Other variations of rendering John 1:1 also exist:

In 1966 and 2001, The Good News Bible reads: "...and he was the same as God."

In 1970 and 1989, The Revised English Bible reads: "...and what God was, the Word was."

In 1808, we have: “and the Word was a god” Thomas Belsham, The New Testament, in An Improved Version, Upon the Basis of Archbishop Newcome’s New Translation: With a Corrected Text, London.

In 1864 there is: “and a god was the Word” The Emphatic Diaglott by Benjamin Wilson, New York and London (left hand column interlinear reading).

In 1935, “and the Word was divine” The Bible – An American Translation, by John M. P. Smith and Edgar J. Goodspeed, Chicago.

In 1955 we have: “so the Word was divine” The Authentic New Testament, by Hugh J. Schonfield, Aberdeen.

In 1978, “and godlike sort was the Logos” Das Evangelium nach Johannes, by Johannes Schneider, Berlin.

In 1822, "and the Word was a god." The New Testament in Greek and English (A. Kneeland, 1822).

In 1863 it reads: "and the Word was a god." A Literal Translation Of The New Testament (Herman Heinfetter [Pseudonym of Frederick Parker], 1863).

In 1885, "and the Word was a god." Concise Commentary On The Holy Bible (R. Young, 1885).

1879 – "and the Word was a god." Das Evangelium nach Johannes (J. Becker, 1979).

In 1911, "and the Word was a god." The Coptic Version of the N.T. (G. W. Horner, 1911).

1958 reads: "and the Word was a god." The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Anointed (J. L. Tomanec, 1958).

In 1829 we have: "and the Word was a god." The Monotessaron; or, The Gospel History According to the Four Evangelists (J. S. Thompson, 1829).

In 1975, "and the Word was a god." Das Evangelium nach Johannes (S. Schulz, 1975).

In 1962 and 1979 we have: "the word was God." Or, more literally, 'God was the word.' The Four Gospels and the Revelation (R. Lattimore, 1979).

In 1975, “and a god (or, of a divine kind) was the Word.” Das Evangelium nach Johnnes, by Siegfried Schulz, Göttingen, Germany.

Most people do not understand that the translation of John 1:1c that says ‘The word was GOD’, is a wrong translation, and this is why I have added in the different translations above to show you the real translation:
“and a god” or “and the Word was divine.” or Simpy is God, but clearly NOT THE GOD.

From my own research, however, I favour the translation of: "and the Word was a god."

But why? you may ask. Well, it’s because of what Jesus said in JOHN 34 -36, when he refers to Psalm 82:6 which states: “I said, ‘You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you’.” Here, Jesus was referring to ‘gods’ as in the sense of Magistrates, Prophets, and judges, who are appointed by the word of GOD.

Jesus WAS referring to HIS DEITY; he was NOT claiming to be as GOD THE FATHER (who always existed) but as ‘a God’ like Magistrates, Prophets, and judges, appointed by GOD.

Jesus is referred to as “god” twice for sure, others are called God or gods, including, angels, and even glorified members of the Church.

Of course, Jesus is more than a God as we understand Gods; he is the second greatest in the universe under His Father, GOD, which He confirmed by His own lips when He said: for the Father is greater than I. John 14:28.

On that note, we finish with this week’s study to see that Jesus confirmed He was less then His Father GOD, proving He was NOT GOD.

This is also confirmed in Hebrews 1:9, where GOD called Jesus ‘God’. You need to bear in mind that the Bible was written in capitals so there was no way to distinguish the difference between GOD and God and also that the scriptures have been through countless different scribes over the years, and dishonest ones as well.

Philo of Alexandria.
How and why did a non-believer as Philo know and believe Jesus was the first BORN.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Philo thought that God created and governed the world through mediators. Logos is the chief among them, the next to God, demiurge of the world. Logos is immaterial, an adequate image of God, his shadow, his firstborn son.[17] Being the mind of the Eternal, Logos is imperishable.[18] He is neither uncreated as God is, nor created as men are, but occupies a middle position. He has no autarkic power, only an entrusted one.[19]

Thank you for joining me again.

Facts to consider.
Why would St John contradict and teach the opposite to what Jesus taught Himself saying: the Father is the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, in John 17:3?

Why would St John contradict and teach the opposite to what St Paul taught Himself saying: there is but one God, the Father, and one Lord Jesus Christ, in 1 Corinthians 8:6?

Why would St John contradict and teach the opposite to Christianity, which having emerged from Judaism, which is a monotheistic religion, which is never taught in the New Testament, which does not become a "tritheism" (three Gods) nor even two, and is strongly declared throughout the Bible.

Where did Jesus and GOD ALMIGHTY teach GOD was a single being?
The answer is below.

Jesus said: And this is LIFE ETERNAL, that they might know thee THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3.

GOD the ONLY ONE WHO IS TRUE GOD, said in the verses below:

Exodus 9:14
or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know that THERE IS NO ONE LIKE ME IN ALL THE EARTH.

Deuteronomy 32:39
"See now that I myself am he! THERE IS NO GOD BESIDES ME.

Psalm 18:31
For who is GOD BESIDES THE LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?

Isaiah 43:10
"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. BEFORE ME NO GOD WAS FORMED, NOR WILL THERE BE ONE AFTER ME.

Isaiah 44:6
"This is what the LORD says-- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; APART FROM ME THERE IS NO GOD.

Isaiah 44:8
IS THERE ANY GOD BESIDES ME? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one."

Isaiah 45:6
so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. I am the LORD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER.

Isaiah 45:14

Isaiah 45:18
For this is what the LORD says-- he who created the heavens, he is GOD; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-- he says: "I am the LORD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER.

Isaiah 45:21
Was it not I, the LORD? And there is NO GOD APART FROM ME, righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.

Isaiah 46:9

Isaiah 47:8

Joel 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your GOD, and that there is NO OTHER;

In fact St John did not contradict anyone. He confirms with Jesus teachings in John 20:31 by saying: Jesus is the SON OF GOD and says nothing about Jesus being the GOD Himself or the same person as GOD the Father.
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.

The Shema of the Hebrew Scriptures: "Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one."[Deut 6:4]

The first of the Ten Commandments—"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."[5:7]

And "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel and his redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; and beside me there is no God."[Isa 44:6]

In the New Testament: "The LORD our God is one."[Mk 12:29]

I hope I have demonstrated above that John 1:1 C can also be translated as: And the word was a God and NOT the GOD.

It is also interesting to note Sir Isaac Newton one of the best Greek and Hebrew Bible scholars and scientist of his time believed the first Trinitarians were the corrupt leaders who wrongly contrived creeds and bizarre traditions. He believed they altered the scriptures to make the ONE TRUE GOD and His SON Jesus into a Trinity God.

We do not need to be a scientist to easily establish this sadly seems to look like the case.

The King Himself confirms this.

We must believe Jesus above all and everyone, because His teachings came through Him by GOD, the supreme power and authority.
It is clear, and I am confident to say we need look nowhere else, but at what Jesus made very clear by saying from His own lips in one single statement that there is only ‘ONE' true God, when He said: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3.
Jesus teachings are our final authority, which also agrees with Sir Isaac Newton’s research and countless other Bible scholars of today agreeing with my own from the beginning, after leaving the Trinity faith.

The saddest problem is the fact that most Trinitarians refuse to believe the truth when presented with the Biblical facts, not understanding another teaching of the scriptures that PRIDE blinds people from the truth which explains why they often take the scriptures out of context and refuse to believe there are deliberate mistranslations and forgeries.
GOD hates PRIDE and rightly so for He is a perfect TRUE and JUST ALMIGHTY GOD.

Would haven be perfect if it was full of PRIDEFUL Trinitarians who are not willing to accept they were wrong and swallow their own pride and humble themselves before GOD after seeing the biblical facts?
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Galatians 6:7.
Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6.

The Gospels are simple; we are to understand its simple teachings.
GOD did not send His SON to confuse us.
GOD sent His SON to save us because He loves us.
GOD did not hide the truth of Himself and His SON in a compound unity, so that we have to become Greek and Hebrew Bible scholars to understand His simple teachings.
Jesus always declared to be GOD’S SON.
Jesus never declared to be GOD Himself.
Jesus always declared to be in complete agreement, harmony, purpose, and ONE in substance, and not in number.
"The LORD our God is ONE."[Mk 12:29]

There is NOT a single teaching throughout the whole Bible teaching one must believe that GOD and Jesus are ONE God or ONE person, or we must believe there are THREE called the TRINITY to be saved.

And yet the Catholic Church and the millions of deceived teachers in the Charismatic Pentecostal mainstream Churches of today teach completely the opposite to the Biblical teachings.
A tree is known by its fruit said Jesus. Just as a faith is known by its works.

It’s interesting to note what one of history’s greatest scientists; Greek and Hebrew expert, Sir Isaac Newton had to say on this same subject.
Sir Isaac Newton (for Christian History Magazine), Karl Giberson writes: "Newton began a sustained reflection on the Christian doctrines and decided that the Anglican status quo was a thorough corruption of the true, original Christianity.
In Newton's writings, he clearly draws a line between the true Church of believers and the false church of history. The false church, due to its corrupt leaders' wrongly contrived creeds and bizarre traditions, shows itself to be counterfeit in accordance with the words of Jesus: "You shall know them by their fruits..." (Matt 7:16).
I mean not all that call themselves Christians, but a remnant, a few scattered persons which God has chosen...”

No one can deny the fact that Newton’s research seems to be in perfect line with Jesus teachings below.

For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14
And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Luke 13:23 -25.

Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ Matthew 25:11

For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:14

It is clear from the lips of Jesus Himself when He taught His most fearful teachings above, that if the Trinity faith who are the larger population were the correct faith, then Jesus would not be teaching us there would only be a FEW who will be saved.
As the Trinity faith make up the larger number of so called Christians, then Jesus teachings would be to opposite to saying and those who find LIFE are few. Matthew 7:14
Simply because the population of so-called believing Christians are mostly Trinitarians, which would mean Jesus would be teaching the opposite by saying the way is EASY, instead of hard, that leads to life, and those who find it should be most.

But by Jesus teachings we can easily establish why Jesus made the most fearful prophesies that only A FEW would be saved, because He already knew the Charismatic Pentecostal mainstream Churches of today would be deceived and refuse to believe the true biblical facts.

This explains why most Trinitarians will not change their beliefs and abandon the false pagan man made Catholic Trinity doctrine because then Jesus prophesies would fail which is impossible.

Very sadly Trinitarians are TRAPPED in their own PRIDE, and are mostly not willing to admit they have been deceived by the CATHOLICS which has led them to teaching and believing in a false PAGAN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE TRINITY god.

The truth is?
Salvation is based on coming to know God, as the ONLY ONE who IS TRUE GOD. John 17:3).

The good news.
The fact is Jesus has not yet returned.
That means it is not to late to have a change of heart, and humble ourselves before GOD through Christ Jesus by confessing GOD is the ONLY ONE who is TRUE GOD.
By doing so we then believe Jesus teachings.
We are then following Jesus commandments, which is the requirements for Salvation.

What we must believe?
We are to believe that GOD is a single PERSON and BEING who is the ONLY ONE TRUE ALMIGHTY GOD.
We are to believe GOD’S SON Jesus who always taught He was the Begotten SON of GOD, and never taught He was the GOD Himself.
He that believeth on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36.

Jesus said believing this simple teaching is ETERNAL LIFE.
If we believe GOD and Jesus are a TRINITY God, then we do not believe GOD and His SON’s teachings.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.

Did you notice that? God  gave his only Son. Jesus.
And yet Trinitarians say, believe and teach GOD sent Himself and gave Himself and died Himself.

Question for the Trinitarian.
Ask a Trinitarian how is it possible for a SON to be the same age as his Father?

How can Jesus be the GOD and same person as His Father GOD if He is the SON?

As Jesus taught GOD was His Father and He was always GODS SON, than how is Jesus the same GOD?

As BOTH GOD and Jesus always taught there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, and NO other TRUE GOD, then why do Trinitarian's believe and teach Jesus and the Holy Spirit are also GOD which then dose NOT make ONE GOD but THREE?

If Jesus has a GOD who He loves and worships, was He worshipping Himself if He is the same GOD?

How can GOD forsake His own SON if they are the same GOD and same person? Matthew 27:46–47.

After you have asked the Trinitarians these simple questions get ready to hear them say the Trinity is a MYSTERY.

You will then discover the Trinity is a MYSTERY to Trinitarian’s because they are very sadly believing in a doctrine that is completely false. 

The truth is.
There is only ONE MYSTERY.
How did the Trinity become such A GREAT deception?
A MASSIVE deluded delusion?

An ENORMOUS Contradiction consisting of logical incompatibility, resulting in a mental disorder?

Deuteronomy 4:35
You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God;

To The ONE TRUE Father GOD through your begotten SON Jesus we ask you to break down Satan's strongholds and to open the eyes of those who do not know the truth of the Trinity. Amen.

Salvation is based on believing Jesus teachings when He always said He was the SON, and never said He was the GOD, but instead always gave glory to His Father GOD and said we MUST believe His Father GOD, is the ONLY ONE who IS TRUE GOD. John 17:3).

According to Jesus teachings WHOEVER BELIEVES God IS A MAN MADE CATHOLIC PAGAN TRINITY god, WILL NOT BE SAVED, because they BREAK the commandments.
This clearly explains why Jesus made this into a commandment.
Believing in a Trinity obviously GRIEVES GOD’s heart.
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our GOD is ONE Lord: Mark 12:29.

Are you one of most who is on the wide path that leads to DESTRUCTION?

Or one of FEW who is on the narrow path that leads to ETERNAL LIFE?

That depends on what God you know. The ONE TRUE GOD, or the Trinity pagan god.

John 1:1. The definite article PROVES GOD THE FATHER IS GOD ALONE.