Aug 15 2018
Lucas Bashir Samson wrote an article concerning the deity of Jesus Christ portrayed in John 1:1. Looking at the fact that Lucas has no training in Biblical Greek at all, it somehow sound strange that he started to blast the Bible Scholars (who are specially trained in Biblical Greek) as liars! Well, a quick glance at the article inspired me to join Anthony Rogers in the “Muslim Apologists say the dumbest things” series. I guess this is Lucas edition of the series.
Let us hear from Lucas himself:
It is the behaviour of Trinitarian Christians to unhesitatingly quote John 1:1 to prove Jesus is God. Unfortunately, the Greek texts disprove this claim and the translation of the KJV is in discordance with the Greek texts. The NWT gives the translation as “In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was a god”… This is the correct translation though many do not want the ‘Jesus-Is-God’ illusion they had created for themselves to be destroyed. Before dealing with the texts itself, I would like to firstly use reasoning to annul the claim the word is God.
Running to the Jehovah Witness will not help your case at all. Let us look at the NWT rendering of the Greek text:
“In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was a god”
John 1:1 New World Translation
This is a perversion of the Biblical monotheism! I am very sure that Apostle John will be very furious if he was shown the vision of the Jehovah Witness perversion of the Greek text. After all the OT is very clear:
Fear all of you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, and have declared it? all of you are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. – Isaiah 44:8
“SEE now that I-I am he And there are no gods together with me.” – Deuteronomy 32:39
After all, Apostle John was very clear when he reported:
And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. – John 17:3
And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. – 1 John 5:20
More concerning the Greek of John 1:1 will follow shortly. More