Christ Divinity Explained in John 1:1c

Christ Divinity Explained in John 1:1c


John 1:1 is the Beginning of Creation that supersedes Genesis 1:1. For example, we read, "When the morning stars joyfully cried out together, And all the sons of God began shouting in applause?" (Job 38:7)

Morning stars are among the first angels or the beginning angels of creation. Morning Stars and all the sons of God are the angels that existed before Abraham was and before the earth itself. After all, it was the newly created earth that they were applauding.

Jesus even admitted of coming from the gods whom the word of God came! Jesus answered them: “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said: “You are gods”’?  If he called ‘gods’ those against whom the word of God came—and yet the scripture cannot be nullified— do you say to me whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You blaspheme,’ because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? (John 10:34-36)

The Hebrew and Greek languages often use feminine nouns to point to a creation. According to the strong concordance theos can be rendered two ways. One way, is in the Masculine sense as in the first instance of (John 1:1) But what about in the second instance as in John 1:1c? Isn't that scripture describing his qualitative sense? His divinity in being divine?

Strong's Concordance

theos: God, a god

Original Word: θεός, οῦ, ὁ

Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine

Transliteration: theos

Phonetic Spelling: (theh'-os)

Short Definition: God, a god

Definition: (a) God, (b) a god, generally.



Many Scholars know this, but withhold the fact that theos can be rendered (a god) as it was with Paul and Moses. Other variations of rendering John 1:1 also exist:

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

1829: "and the Word was a god" – The Gospel History According to the Four Evangelists

1863: "and the Word was a god" – A Literal Translation (Herman Heinfetter)

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" – An American Translation, John M. P. Smith & Edgar J. Goodspeed, Chicago

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

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

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


(en arche en ho logos) Words such as arche', godlike, wisdom, grace, divinity, or deity are all in the feminine sense.

The use of a feminine nouns emphasis the fact that the Word was created. When?

In the beginning was the Word . . . ”


Many religions teach that God has a beginning but if the truth be known, God is eternal.


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  • TruthTruth Posts: 396

    There above you have in writing the JW polygamy forbidden by YHWH.

  • BroRandoBroRando Posts: 477

     Brother Rando is a student of Prophecy and one of Jehovah's Witnesses. His interests are directed towards how the time of the end would come about. His Goal is to educate the public that Jehovah Witnesses have accepted the Sacrifice in Christ, whose Blood was shed for many as a ransom and exercise faith in 'Jesus Christ' for salvation. (Romans 10:9)

    Therefore, Jehovah Witnesses are the true worshippers who worship the God and Father of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:3) We also adhere to the teachings of Jesus Christ to learn how His God and Father wants to be Worshipped.

    • "God is a Spirit, and those worshipping him must worship with spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)
    • "Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is looking for ones like these to worship him" (John 4:23)

    Surprised by Jesus witness about God, the Samaritan woman tells Jesus, “I know that Mes·siʹah is coming, who is called Christ. Whenever that one comes, he will declare all things to us openly.” (John 4:25)

    What was Jesus repsonse to the Samaritan woman about the Christ? " Jesus said to her: “I am he, the one speaking to you.” (John 4:26)

    Just think of it, Jesus was tired, thirsty, and hungry, and yet he was feeding the Samaritan woman spiritual truths about how His God and Father wants to be worshipped, with sprit and truth. When Jehovah Witnesses worship Jehovah, the God and Father of Jesus Christ, they are often persecuted and treated as outcasts and even imprisoned for their faith that Jesus Christ had given them.

    Jesus forewarned the true worshippers of his God and Father what is to come, since Jesus himself suffered from worshipping his God and Father with spirit and truth. "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe yours. But they will do all these things against you on account of my name, because they do not know the One who sent me. (John 15:18-21)

    "Beloved ones, do not be surprised about the fiery trials that you are experiencing, as though something strange were happening to you.  On the contrary, go on rejoicing over the extent to which you are sharers in the sufferings of the Christ, so that you may rejoice and be overjoyed also during the revelation of his glory." (1 Peter 4:12-13)

     "For even though there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, just as there are many “gods” and many “lords,”  there is actually to us one God, the Father, from whom all things are and we for him; and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are and we through him." (1 Corinthians 8:5-6).

  • C McC Mc Posts: 4,319

    @BroRando reported said:

     Brother Rando is a student of Prophecy and one of Jehovah's Witnesses. His interests are directed towards how the time of the end would come about. His Goal is to educate the public that Jehovah Witnesses have accepted the Sacrifice in Christ, whose Blood was shed for many as a ransom and exercise faith in 'Jesus Christ' for salvation. (Romans 10:9)

    Who wrote or posted this? The above sentence alone shows you're a slave to the JW website. It should have read: I am "a student of Prophecy" or  I, Brother Rando, "a student of Prophecy." Either of the sentences would have shown that an individual wrote it.  @BroRando, ARE YOU REAL? Better yet, who's posting JW's doctrines in  @BroRando 's name? This is deceptive and ashamed. This slip-up does more harm to JWs than your bruised ego.

    You are NOT a person! You are a member of the JW governing body, posing as a person. You have been exposed! This explains why your pass posts were so mechanical, and you couldn't respond directly to any questions asked. This site (CD) is not for JW Church officials masking as an individual. Jan needs to look into this immediately! 

    Just recently, someone tried to embody @BroRando. I wonder if  @Bill_Coley  observed or knew about this? Why would an organization do this kind of thing? CM


    PS.  @Bill_Coleyyou want justice, fairness, and to be a mediator in CDfind the truth to authenticate  @BroRando  is a person or a committee. Until then, he is a fake and fraud not worth any poster's time.

  • TruthTruth Posts: 396

    I think his cheese has fallen off his cracker. "With some, make a differnce."

  • BroRandoBroRando Posts: 477

    Jehovah Witnesses have accepted the Sacrifice in Christ, whose Blood was shed for many as a ransom and exercise faith in 'Jesus Christ' for salvation. (Romans 10:9)

    Why would this scripture send trintarians into a frenzy? If you read this scripture, it entitles the beleiver to be saved. The trinty never publically anounces Jesus Christ as Lord and trinitarians don't believe in their heart that God resurrected Jesus from the DEAD.

    Acts 4:2

    These were annoyed because the apostles were teaching the people and were openly declaring the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

  • Bill_ColeyBill_Coley Posts: 2,575

    @C Mc posted:

    Just recently, someone tried to embody @BroRando. I wonder if  @Bill_Coley  observed or knew about this? Why would an organization do this kind of thing?

    PS.  @Bill_Coleyyou want justice, fairness, and to be a mediator in CDfind the truth to authenticate  @BroRando  is a person or a committee. Until then, he is a fake and fraud not worth any poster's time.

    I know nothing more about @BroRando than you do, if what you know is what he has revealed in his posts and is available on the website to which he has linked in his posts.

    As for your P.S., it's not my responsibility in these forums to authenticate any participant's ID, whether @BroRando's, @Truth's, or any other poster's, regardless of the questions that arise about their identities.

  • TruthTruth Posts: 396

    Such a post seems odd. What am I missing? Something is afoot that is greased up so well that I’m not getting it.

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