“And the Word was a god” in other translations – John 1:1

 

A common charge made against the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is that it is the *only* bible to translate John 1:1c as “the Word was a god” due to some sort of anti-trinitarian bias. "and the word was a god" in the original GreekHowever, this is incorrect, as other translators, including known trinitarians, have seen something in the Greek grammar and context of the first chapter of John that made them render John 1:1 different from the traditional rendering “and the Word was God”. Here are some examples… Continue reading

John 8:58 – Various English Translations that Recognize Jesus Did Not Say “I AM”

A deeper look at John 8:58

 

Trinitarian critics of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, often take issue with the verse recorded at John 8:58, which reads…

John 8:58 “Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to YOU, Before Abraham came into existence, I have been.””

In translations that they prefer, it has Jesus saying “I AM” instead of “I have been”, and they mistakenly claim that Jesus was claiming to be the God of the Old Testament who says “I am that I am” at Exodus 3:14 according to the same translations (which is also incorrect). The charge is that the New World Translation is unique in that it renders the passage in a way that suits our belief that the trinity doctrine is a false teaching. But is the New World Translation really unique in this regard?

The answer is No. Continue reading

Identifying “The Alpha and the Omega”

The Alpha and the Omega

The Alpha and the Omega

The identity of “The Alpha and the Omega” of the book of Revelation is quite often the source of debate, and this is usually between those who subscribe to the doctrine of the trinity versus those who believe what the Bible teaches, namely, that the Almighty God of the Bible and his son, Jesus Christ, are in fact, two separate individuals. The fact that Jesus Christ is the second highest ranking individual, and not the Most High God, is clearly depicted in the vision of Revelation. Within John’s vision, there is a unique title that is used, “The Alpha and the Omega”, and the purpose of this article is to take a simple approach at identifying who that title belongs to.  Continue reading