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.
God chose to reveal himself to us using languages that preceded English by thousands of years. In the New Testament, that language is primarily Greek. There are still many people who speak Greek today, but the Greek of the New Testament (and before) is different from the Greek of today. In a similar way, being… Continue reading The Greek Alphabet
Prior knowledge check: The Greek Alphabet This post is going to be a long one, and may introduce a lot of unfamiliar territory for many people. For that reason, I want to begin with some encouragement before I dive into some fundamental concepts in New Testament Greek. To do that, I want to talk about guitar… Continue reading Some Basics in New Testament Greek Grammar
In a previous post I introduced the crucial distinction that Trinitarians make between the “economic” Trinity and the “essential” Trinity. That post is worth reading for more detail, but the basic distinction goes like this: the economic Trinity is what God does and the essential Trinity is who God is. The way that I cashed… Continue reading Theories about the Godhead