The Jehovah’s Witnesses correctly understand Jesus is not GOD and that GOD the Father is GOD ALONE.
But what do The Jehovah’s Witnesses say, believe and teach about John 1:1.
Lets have a look!
Their own translation reads:
As we have read and seen, how The Jehovah’s Witnesses say, believe and teach how John 1:1, is referring to Jesus.
And their own translations says Jesus is (a God), and NOT THE GOD.
Lets now see if The Jehovah’s Witnesses Teaching of John 1:1 is Right or Wrong.
The correct translation of John 1:1 tells us in the: Berean Literal Bible
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The first and obvious mistake in the modern translations of John 1:1 is what my good teacher and Professor, Bible scholar taught me Sir Anthony Buzzard.
Notice how the Word has been ''CAPITALISED'' deceiving many into believing the WORD is a second person in John 1:1.
Most good Bible scholars and students know how the Greek New Testament translations were written in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS with no spaces and probably no punctuation's.
Making the (Word) into CAPITAL LETTERS, is deceiving us into thinking there is a second person in John 1:1.
The next and obvious fact is that John 1:1 to 1:5 is not referring to Jesus, but to GOD the Father alone.
This is seen by simply going back to Genesis 1.
Berean Standard Bible
(John 1:1–5; Hebrews 11:1–3)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.”
And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
So as we read in the (word) of GOD, John 1:1 is referring to GOD the Father 's (word) in Genesis 1.
And this is confirmed in Psalm 33:6:
By Yahweh’s (word,) the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth. World English Bible.
Notice how Jesus tells us how the (word) comes from the mouth of GOD: But answering He said, "It has been written: 'The man shall live not by bread alone, but by every word coming out of the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4.
Did you also see how there is NO SECOND PERSON in Genesis 1, or in Psalm 33:6.
In fact there is never, ever a SECOND PERSON throughout the whole old testament who is said to also be involved in the creation of the world.
We only ever read throughout the whole old testament about ONE PERSON ALONE, who is Yahweh alone, the One True GOD alone, and The Father of creation alone.
Never, ever, is there a second, or third person mentioned being involved in the creation of the world.
Next Biblical fact?
GOD The Father and the SON, always say how GOD The Father was the creator alone.
Isaiah 44:24 tells us how Yahweh GOD created all things ALONE, BY HIMSELF: Yahweh, who makes all things; who ALONE stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth BY MYSELF.
It's also worth noting, if Jesus were truly GOD, or that Jesus was WITH GOD at creation, that would even ''contradict'' Jesus own teachings when Jesus prayed to His Father saying He is the Only One True GOD and creator alone on His own, as we read in many verses like John 17:3, Mark 12:29, Matthew 19:4.
Notice how Jesus does not mention Himself being WITH GOD and involved in doing the creating!
We do NOT read, (WE), or (US), but we INSTEAD read Jesus saying (THE ONE), defining GOD the Father alone!
So as we see, the most popular belief which most Christians believe in, is that John 1:1 to 1-5 is Jesus, and has to be wrong.
If Jesus was WITH GOD in the BEGINNING, that wrong understanding would simply and clearly be ''contradicting'' the whole Bibles teachings.
As we have seen, as far as I am concerned, Bible ''contradictions'' prove we are deceived or not understanding the true Word of GOD, which explains why false faiths have countless ''contradictions'' against the Word of GOD, who also clearly ''contradict'' their own faith.
Jesus is referred to as “God” twice for sure, others are called God or gods, including, angels, and even glorified members of the Church.
However, Jesus is never ever called: The One True GOD.
And John 1:1 to 5 is not about a second person, but is about GOD The Father and His spoken word.
This all concludes how the translations of The Jehovah’s Witnesses of John 1, is wrong.
I believe the Greek translation of John 1:1 is correct, except the Word should not be a CAPITAL LETTER, because John 1:1 is simply referring to GOD's (word) in Genesis 1, His statement, speech, divine utterance, plan, power, authority, of GOD, expressing Yahweh’s thoughts, action, message, purpose and will, spoken by the breath of Yahweh’s mouth, which is why John tells us: and the word was with God, and the word was God, as confirmed in Psalm 33:6.
As most of Christianity are wrong by adding in a second person Jesus into John 1, so are The Jehovah’s Witnesses wrong by adding in a second person Jesus into John 1.
But just in case you do not already know, I have saved the best until last.
There are countless older translations that prove most of Christianity are using and reading the false modern translations of John 1: 3 to 5.
The truth is seen in how this SHOCKING deceptions of John 1: is seen in the MODERN Bible translations.
This is because of the correct older Bible translations that are seen and confirmed by people like William Tyndale, martyred for his efforts to get the Bible to the public.
His translation reads:
“In the beginnynge was the worde, and the worde was with God, and the worde was god. The same was in the beginnynge with god. All thinges were made by it, and without it, was made nothinge that was made. In it was lyfe, and the lyfe was the lyght of men, and the lyght shyneth in the darcknes but the darcknes comprehended it not” (William Tyndale, The New Testament, 1534).
Please read John 1 in 50+ English Translations By Sir Anthony Buzzard. https://wwwrealdiscoveriesorg-simon.blogspot.com/2019/07/john-1-in-50-english-translations.html
What we instead see is how there are Trinitarian biased Bible translators who have wrongly translated John 1:1 to John 1:5.
And there is absolutely NO teachings what so ever throughout the whole Bible saying or teaching Michael the Angel, or GOD, or a Pre-existing Jesus, changed, by being reincarnated from being a Spirit being, or Michael the Angel, or GOD, into the baby Jesus.
In fact the beginning of all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, tell us how Jesus came into existence in the womb of the woman, and Jesus becoming flesh as The Word 👉of👈 GOD in John 1:14.
Notice how Jesus is called The Word 👉(OF) 👈 The GOD, and NOT THE GOD.
and having been clothed with a garment having been dipped in blood. And His name is called
The Word 👉OF👈 God.
John is defining the difference of Jesus,
and the difference of GOD, by telling us Jesus is:
The Word 👉OF👈 God.
Notice how Jesus is NOT called 👉(GOD) 👈 The WORD, or (GOD the SON),
but instead: The Word 👉OF👈 God.
As John 1:1 correctly tells us 👉The word was GOD👈 this proves John 1:1 is NOT referring to Jesus as (a God), but instead is referring to the 👉 BEGINNING of Yahweh’s spoken word in Genesis 1, as (The One True GOD) Himself ALONE, on His OWN!
◄ Isaiah 42:5 ►
World English Bible
Thus says God Yahweh, 👉he👈 who created the heavens and stretched them out, 👉he👈 who spread out the earth and that which comes out of it, 👉he👈 who gives breath to its people and spirit to those.
The absolute truth is:
We never, ever, read (WE) or (US) or (THEY) or (BOTH) or (TOGETHER) or (a God), or (GODS) or (THROUGH a God) or (THROUGH the SON) or (The Father and the SON) or the (GOD HEAD) or the (TRINITY) or a (TRIAD GOD) created the heavens and spread out the earth ⛔.