How do they reply to this? I read it on your page. After reading this the John1:1 only dispute should be over after reading verses 2-3.
Read verse 1 of the NWT again, carefully. “The Word was a god.” By using the indefinite article (i.e., “a”), the New World Translation states that there is more than one god. JW’s differentiate between Jesus (“the Word”) and God the Father. They believe that Jesus and God the Father are not one being, not of one essence. According to JW doctrine, Jesus Son of God is not eternally begotten, in other words, they believe that Jesus was created.
In the Catholic (and Orthodox and Protestant) Bible, the definite article (i.e. “the”) is implied. Hence, John 1:1 could be translated as, “The Word was the God,” meaning that there is only one God.
[quote=Catholic Dude]2)I dont understand Modalism. Is that saying that The Father “dressed up” as Jesus and came to earth? I dont get what it is.
Modalism is a little more complicated than that. They believe that when God the Father entered the rôle of God the Son, this one person God incarnated Himself in human flesh while retaining all the qualities of God (similar in theory to the trinitarian concept of Jesus being fully God yet fully man). Modalism presents an interesting theory, until one comes to the scriptural passages in which Jesus prays to the Father. Why would a person in one rôle have a conversation with himself in another rôle?
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