In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
IS GOD the Father in John 1:1, the word?
There are people who are unitarians, who are in the same brigade as Sir Anthony Buzzard.
Sir Anthony Farquhar Buzzard of the Restoration Fellowship.
These people believe and teach that St John was NOT teaching in John 1:1, Jesus the word was with GOD, before all creation, but that Jesus the word was a PLAN, and an INTENTION, in GOD’s mind for Jesus to become His SON and saviour, who never existed before Mary.
Here are my QUICK FACTS that DISPUTE this unproven theory.
St John tells us: In the BEGINNING.
John’s opening words clearly indicate that the WORD had a BEGINNING.
That proves the WORD cannot be GOD, as GOD the Father has NO BEGINNING, He always EXISTED, which is why He is the only true GOD, and would instead say: There always was the WORD, If the word was GOD the Father Himself.
Also the word is NEVER referred to as being GOD the Father as Sir Anthony claims, but is ALWAYS indicated in other verses as being Jesus ALONE.
Greek word for GOD.
Also there are TWO DIFFERENT Greek word’s for GOD the Father, and God the Son, used in the SAME verse, in John 1:1.
In the SAME verse, one Greek word is: Θεόν.
The other Greek word is: Θεὸς.
If GOD the Father was the word, the TWO Greek word’s in the same verse for GOD, would be the SAME, and NOT different.
It seems to me, that St John was indicating in John 1:1, Θεόν is GOD the Father, and Θεὸς is Jesus the word/Son.
We also have the SAME Greek word: Θεόν, for GOD the Father in John 1:1, which is the SAME Greek word Θεόν, for GOD the Father at the beginning of John 1:18.
And the Greek word: Θεὸς, for Jesus in John 1:1, is the IDENTICAL Greek word: Θεὸς for Jesus in John 1:18.
The DEFINITE article:
We also have the DEFINITE article (τὸν) in FRONT of GOD the Father, and NO DEFINITE article IN FRONT of the word, when they should also be the SAME if GOD the Father is the WORD.
In BOTH John 1:1, and I :18, John was clearly DEFINING TWO separate persons and not ONE.
One is THE ALMIGHTY GOD the Father, one is the ONLY BEGOTTEN God/Son, who are NEVER referred to as the SAME GOD, but ALWAYS a LITERAL Father and Son.
The PROOF of the WORD having a BEGINNING?
The PROOF of the WORD having a BEGINNING, and being the person of Jesus Christ who became FLESH, and the word NOT being GOD the Father, is CONFIRMED by Jesus Himself in Revelation 3:14, and Proverbs 8,22-23, and John 17:5.
“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. Revelation 3:14.
The Anthony Buzzard brigade, say and teach Revelation 3:14 says, Jesus is the RULER of GOD’S creation, and NOT: Jesus, the BEGINNING of GOD’S creation.
However on close examination of the oldest Greek text, and Manuscripts, no one needs to be a scientist or scholar to see that the Anthony Buzzard brigade are using FALSE translations in order to support what they believe, which can be seen on my article: DOES Revelation 3:14 say ‘Jesus the RULER of GOD’S creation?’ or ‘Jesus, the BEGINNING of GOD’S creation?’
And also in my article: Is Jesus Himself saying: He was the witness, (TO) the beginning of God’s creation? Revelation 3:14.
And also in my article: SHOCKING, Proverbs 8, REFUTES Trinity and those who argue Jesus was ONLY an ordinary mortal man WRONG.
These and MANY more other facts STACK UP against the Sir Anthony Buzzard BRIGADE.
This also excludes the word being GOD the Father, as some teach, because GOD has always existed.
These 12 Biblical facts are significant and important and prove St John’s, 1:1, is probably the most misunderstood scripture by the Pentecostal and Trinity faith in Christian history.