Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 14 September 2018

the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost Are One 1 John 5:7

1 John 5:7 "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. "

Some error with this quotation of the disputed passage of 1 John 5:7. It does not read there "the Father, the Son, and the Spirit," but "the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit," which, whether the passage be genuine or fake, "are one" They are one, for John says: "In the beginning the 'Word' was the Deity, by whom all things were made"; and, in another place, he says "the Deity is Spirit." Nevertheless, though one, they are not three distinct and independent entities or persons.

In the beginning was the LOGOS - the outward manifestation of the inward thought,
the LOGOS WAS with Yahweh. God and His Divine Plan could not be separated,
the LOGOS was God - God and the Logos are one.

Jesus was not literally the Word. He was the word "made flesh". (vs. 14). Jesus is the complete manifestation of the logos - "in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Deity bodily." (Col. 2:9). It was the "logos" which was in the beginning with God, not Jesus. When the "word was made flesh" (John 1:14) then, and then only, Jesus became the "Word".

Jesus is called the Word (Rev. 19:13 cf. 1 John 1:1; Luke 1:2) since his doctrine and words came from his Father (John 7:16; 17:14). He was the logos lived out in speech and action, not merely written on scrolls..

Even if we were to assume the passage to be genuine, the passage fails to prove a "Trinity of Persons" in the Godhead. The passage can esaly harmonized with the Bible facts already learned concerning God and His modes of manifesting Himself. John says, "the Word was God," and Jesus says, "God is Spirit" (John 1:1; 4:24). The term "Word" (Greek: "Logos") means "reason," "thought," "speech." Intelligent, reasoning, thinking, speaking, organized Spirit-substance is what the three terms represent God to be. Hence, even if not fake, the passage fails to prove a "Trinity of Persons" in the Godhead, for it does not say "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."

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