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Christ Divinity Explained in John 1:1c


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Some notes for John 1:1c to Christ Divinity for those who love the deeper things of God.  An Eastern/Greek Orthodox Bible commentary notes:

“This second theos could also be translated ‘divine‘ as the construction indicates “a qualitative sense for theos”. The Word is not God in the sense that he is the same person as the theos mentioned in 1:1a; he is not God the Father.”

WHen trinitarians can’t show a scripture of three separate persons make up one God, they then switch to Modalism, saying “Jesus is God”. The trinity is like a three legged stool. Remove one leg and the trinity comes tumbling down.

So they hurl insults and accusations. When the teaching of the demons get expose, they tend to taunt, scream, and hurl accusations. But very soon they will be abyssed. So now let’s carry on to John 1:1c.

Other translations:

1808: “and the Word was a god” – Thomas Belsham The New Testament

1822: “and the Word was a god” – The New Testament in Greek and English (A. Kneeland, 1822.)

1829: “and the Word was a god” – The Monotessaron;

1863: “and the Word was a god” – A Literal Translation of the New Testament (Herman Heinfetter [Pseudonym of Frederick Parker], 1863)

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

1867: “In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the Son was with God, and the Son was of God” – The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible

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

1885: “and the Word was a god” – Concise Commentary on The Holy Bible (R. Young, 1885)

1911: “and the Word was a god” – The Coptic Version of the N.T. (G. W. Horner, 1911)

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

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

1956: “In the beginning the Word was existing. And the Word was in fellowship with God the Father. And the Word was as to His essence absolute deity” – The Wuest Expanded Translation[16]

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

1970, 1989: “…and what God was, the Word was” – The Revised English Bible
1975 “and a god (or, of a divine kind) was the Word” – Das Evangelium nach Johnnes, by Siegfried Schulz, Göttingen, Germany

1975: “and the Word was a god” – Das Evangelium nach Johannes (S. Schulz, 1975);

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

2017: “In the origin there was the Logos, and the Logos was present with GOD, and the Logos was god;” – The New Testament: A Translation, by David Bentley Hart.[18]

John 1:1c is rendered in the feminine sense relating to Christ divinity. Words like Deity, Divine, Wisdom, Beginning are all feminine nouns that describe Christ’s Divinity as a Divine Creation. 

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