John 1:1 and the deity of Christ


by Mike Ratliff

εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον και θεος ην ο λογος (John 1:1 Textus Receptus)

εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον και θεος ην ο λογος (John 1:1 Tischendorf New Testament)

εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον και θεος ην ο λογος  (John 1:1 Wescott and Hort New Testament)

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. (John 1:1 NA28)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God , and God was the Word. (John 1:1 translated from the NA28 Greek text)

We live in a time where truth is under attack from every side. Even amongst those who claim to be Christians there is a growing number demanding that we hold God’s truth as relative in order to unoffensive to everyone. We hold that John 1:1 teaches that the Apostle John was teaching, inspired by the Holy Spirit, that Jesus Christ is deity, is a member of the Holy Trinity, and preexisted His incarnation as a man.

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