Many logic textbooks are good at giving you the rules for symbolic logic, but you usually have to get another textbook on “practical” logic to learn how to actually object to arguments in plain language. An objection is a reason that you can give for denying the premises in an argument. Providing objections is how… Continue reading Reductio Ad Absurdum Arguments
In the previous two posts, I introduced logical symbols and eight basic rules of logic. This post will introduce four more valid rules and talk about what’s called a conditional proof. Now that we know some rules of logic, it’s important that I introduce a couple of more conventions and show how to format arguments in… Continue reading Conditional Proofs
It’s now been over a month since I published my critique of the Definite-Personal (D-P) interpretation of John 1:1c. I didn’t intend to draw out my series on John 1:1c for so long, but due to a number of reasons I have (more or less) had to do so. For the sake of my anonymity… Continue reading An Update on My Absence This Month
I’m incredibly excited about a number of books that have been released since July, and that will be released by the end of the year. I try my best to find books that are directly related to Oneness Pentecostalism and the Trinity, but sometimes I just can’t help but to make everyone aware of books… Continue reading New and Upcoming Books (Quarter 3, 2017)
In the last two posts we’ve looked at the grammar and syntax of John 1:1, and also the four different ways Oneness Pentecostals can interpret John 1:1c. In this post, I’m going to discuss the Definite-Personal (D-P) interpretation of John 1:1c and say why I don’t think this is a good interpretation. If you recall… Continue reading The Definite-Personal Interpretation of John 1:1c
Now that we’ve explored what grammar and syntax are, and how John 1:1 is organized, we are going to begin looking at John 1:1c in more depth. There are four ways that Oneness Pentecostals can interpret this part of the verse, so it’s important to take a careful look at all of them.
The purpose of this post is to simply describe what its title proclaims: the grammar and syntax of John 1:1. Let’s take a look at what that Scripture says in the English, along with its reading in the Greek text. Once we see this verse, we will be able to see how it is organized and discuss it in a lot more depth.