John 1:1

John 1:1

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April 20th, 2009, 4:16 pm #1

This message is not meant to be an advertisement to sell my book ("What About John 1:1?"), as it will not be available but for maybe another year or so.

Directing your attention to my website (has, as its only purpose), is to draw attention to the fact that such a work is in the making, something of which I believe may be of interest to many here, hoping to also serve as an encouragement/invitation to any of you to contact me about it if you so wish.

Yes, I am in search of any feedback/input from any here, as I would hope that by way of your engagement with me, I too may benefit from your thoughts/information as well.

Good Companion Books
"What About John 1:1?"
http://www.goodcompanionbooks.com

Agape, Alan.
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April 20th, 2009, 5:16 pm #2

Hi Alan,

I love the title, because that's what almost everyone says in response to the assertion that Jesus is not God. "But what about John 1:1?"

Did you have the Yahoogroup forum: John 1:1? I was a member there once, and I was amazed at how much material, study, information and discussion that results on just on that one Scripture!

So many years of research going into the book--I'm very interested in reading it, Alan.

Thank you for telling us about it! I'll be sure and share your website with others I know. --rhonda
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April 20th, 2009, 6:02 pm #3

Yes, Rhonda, I am the moderator of the Yahoo discussion group entitled: JohnOneOne, found at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JohnOneOne/ (Any others here are also more than welcome to join.)

As for the title of my forthcoming work, "What About John 1:1?", I would agree, this certainly is the question many a Trintarian asks. Hopefully, with the time and attention to detail given to this question, many will be finally afforded the opportunity to receive some very satisfying answers to such an important question.

Agape, Alan.
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April 29th, 2009, 9:32 am #4

What are your Academic qualifications for doing this? Are you proficient in Biblical Languages or are you just quoting sources with which you agree with?

Are you considering other Biblical language scholars such as William Barclay, Dr. Robert H. Countess, Dr. F. F. Bruce, A. T. Robertson, Bruce M. Metzger [et al] and answering there concerns re the translation of the verse?
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April 29th, 2009, 9:32 am #5

Yes, Rhonda, I am the moderator of the Yahoo discussion group entitled: JohnOneOne, found at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JohnOneOne/ (Any others here are also more than welcome to join.)

As for the title of my forthcoming work, "What About John 1:1?", I would agree, this certainly is the question many a Trintarian asks. Hopefully, with the time and attention to detail given to this question, many will be finally afforded the opportunity to receive some very satisfying answers to such an important question.

Agape, Alan.
john1one@earthlink.net
http://www.goodcompanionbooks.com
What are your Academic qualifications for doing this? Are you proficient in Biblical Languages or are you just quoting sources with which you agree with?

Are you considering other Biblical language scholars such as William Barclay, Dr. Robert H. Countess, Dr. F. F. Bruce, A. T. Robertson, Bruce M. Metzger [et al] and answering there concerns re the translation of the verse?
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April 29th, 2009, 12:30 pm #6

What are your Academic qualifications for doing this? Are you proficient in Biblical Languages or are you just quoting sources with which you agree with?

Are you considering other Biblical language scholars such as William Barclay, Dr. Robert H. Countess, Dr. F. F. Bruce, A. T. Robertson, Bruce M. Metzger [et al] and answering there concerns re the translation of the verse?
In answer to your questions I will simply state that, because this work is a collaborative effort - that is, by means of engaging the expertise and input of many qualified individuals - our hope is that this will be quite thorough in effectively addressing most (if not all) issues raised, especially by any of those who happen to hold to a Trinitarian influenced mind-set, those who are commonly known to object (for what ever their stated reasons) to an "a god" rendering within the third clause of John 1:1.

Agape, Alan.
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April 29th, 2009, 1:23 pm #7

What are your Academic qualifications for doing this? Are you proficient in Biblical Languages or are you just quoting sources with which you agree with?

Are you considering other Biblical language scholars such as William Barclay, Dr. Robert H. Countess, Dr. F. F. Bruce, A. T. Robertson, Bruce M. Metzger [et al] and answering there concerns re the translation of the verse?
Curiously, with regard to your question, that is, as to whether I intend on "just quoting sources with which agree," as someone once brought to my attention, is this not exactly just what Trinitarian's, themselves, do? Regardless of what some might, otherwise, surmise/conclude, we certainly hope to not be guilty of the same, especially in the same way as they are.

Contrary to what some might initially suppose, by way of our research and detailed, exhaustive consideration of the subject, our intention is to provide for our readers a fair, thorough and balanced work. If, at a later time, it is the contention of some that such be not the case, that will be for them to decide. And yet, we are also certainly willing to concede to the notion that, regardless of what the truth of the matter really is, there will always be those who, despite all of any of the evidences to the contrary, will still seek to find some reason to reject it. (Jesus and his disciples are certainly a testimony to just such experiences.)

And, perhaps, it is, indeed, needless to point out that this would not, in and of itself, prove the correctness of our position, nor the substantiation of any claim towards a professed fairness. Even so, it is also our view that this can certainly lay credence to the notion that not all will/can be expected to agree - and this we honor as a God given prerogative - regardless of which side of the issue one may stand. (Again, Jesus is a testimony to that particular kind of circumstance as well.)

It is our hope that, as different ones give thoughtful and prayerful consideration to such matters, they will be afforded a greater opportunity to explore the full implications of the many different alternative renditions, that is, of those as had been presented (along with their detailed reasonings) by many a Biblical scholar, even as proffered by Trinitarian and non-Trinitarian alike, down thru the past 2,000 years, in as many as 15 different languages.

Agape, Alan.
john1one@earthlink.net
http://www.goodcompanionbooks.com

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April 29th, 2009, 9:47 pm #8

In answer to your questions I will simply state that, because this work is a collaborative effort - that is, by means of engaging the expertise and input of many qualified individuals - our hope is that this will be quite thorough in effectively addressing most (if not all) issues raised, especially by any of those who happen to hold to a Trinitarian influenced mind-set, those who are commonly known to object (for what ever their stated reasons) to an "a god" rendering within the third clause of John 1:1.

Agape, Alan.
john1one@earthlink.net
http://www.goodcompanionbooks.com
Expert and qualified in what field?
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April 30th, 2009, 12:01 am #9

Quite Curiously, is it not true that, in the face of having possessed the greatest 'expertise' and in being so much more 'qualified' than any individual who had ever lived on earth, even Jesus was regularly confronted by those who would insist that his background (as they saw it) made him (and his followers) simply unworthy of any serious consideration? What a shame.

Apparently, who is an "expert" and to be considered "qualified" is in the eye of the beholder. It is for this reason why I am of the opinion (for what that's worth) that what ever I might provide and/or list here about them cannot be expected to impress all, and that would be true even if Jesus, himself, were here present among them. After all, even history is replete with the record of many a 'qualified expert' as having made any number of poor decisions.

On that note, I prefer to let the work itself speak more directly to that and other important issues.

Agape, Alan.
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June 5th, 2009, 5:08 pm #10

Expert and qualified in what field?
In other words no you are not, anymore then C.T. Russell was when he wrote studies in the scriptures.
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