Is Jesus God in John 1.18? [2 pages]
by Kermit Zarley rated at 2.3 (8 votes so far)
The arguments are about evenly divided for either variant. But the following point is decisive: if John 1.1c, 5.18, 10.30-38, and 20.28 are interpreted as not calling Jesus theos ("God"), then John 1.18 cannot be linked to any corresponding text in this gospel. And linkage is the prologue's purpose. Since ho monogenes huios clearly links to John 3.16 and v. 18, the authentic Greek text of John 1.18 most likely is not monogenes theos but ho monogenes huios, so that it does not call Jesus "God."
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Commentary on John 14.11
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, John Lynn [1 Page]
rated at 1 (out of 5 votes)
This verse is sometimes used to prove the Trinity, but it proves nothing of the kind. The exact same language about being “in” is used many times of Christians.