Over at the “Institute for Biblical Studies” (hereafter, IBS) you can find all kinds of interesting and substantive articles on Oneness Pentecostal theology. Many of them are written by Jason Dulle, who I have corresponded with and who I regard well. In my view, Dulle is a careful thinker and the most consistent writer on… Continue reading William Arnold III on John 1:1 (Part 1)
Sometimes Oneness Pentecostals put forward an argument that is supposed to show that a Trinitarian understanding of John 1:1 is contradictory. And of course, any claim that implies a contradiction must itself be a false claim. That’s simply a rule of logic. In this post I’ll summarize the objection and then say why I think… Continue reading A Common Oneness Objection to John 1:1
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.