John 1:1 and the Trinity

 By Sami Zaatari

It may come as a surprise to some that one of the Trinitarians most popular verses is actually one of the greatest proofs that there is no such thing as a Trinity. The verses that I am referring to are John 1:1-3, which reads as follows:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

Although this is a false Trinitarian translation, we will just go along with it, since even the false translation will backfire against the Trinitarian and still disprove one of his major fundamental belief.

If anyone knows the Trinity, then they will know the Trinity claims that God is made of up of three persons, being the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Yet when you read John 1:1-3 closely one will find nothing about a Trinity, but a complete Unitarian picture of God.

The passage makes it clear that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was WITH God, and the word WAS God. Notice the verses do not say in the beginning was the word, and the word was the SON of God, and the Word was with God the Father. It says none of these things, but simply uses the term GOD.

Therefore since the passages simply use the word God, not Son, nor Father, this then means God is a complete unity and not a Trinity. Trinitarian Christians since they are brainwashed by the Trinitarian doctrine will only be able to respond by their ASSUMPTIONS, they assume the Word is the Son God, and THE God is the Father God, these are their assumptions since they have been brainwashed by the Trinity, yet the text does NOT say that. This alone will show how bankrupt their belief is since they need to assume things to try and prove it, not the other way round, which is prove something first.

In fact it gets worst for the Trinitarian if one continues to read the context of John chapter 1, let us all read John chapter 1 verse 14 which says:

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

I kept the bracket comments on purpose to show how I am right. Notice how the Trinitarian has to put in these false bracket comments which aren’t actually part of the text. Notice the bracket marks say that the Word is the only begotten of the Father. Yet the text doesn’t say that! As I told you, the text says no such things, rather since Trinitarians are BRAINWASHED they assume it means that when it actually doesn’t! As a result of this you see such bracket marks.

Now let us quote the verse again without the bracket marks:

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.

As you can see, without the false biased brainwashing brackets the verse has no implications of any Trinity! The verse says the Word became flesh, the verse doesn’t say the Word became the Son, and came from God the Father.

So if you keep on the path we have laid out now then you will have this:

-In the Beginning was the Word

-The Word was with God

-The Word was God himself

-The Word was not called God the Son

-The Word was not said to be with God the Father

-No Trinitarian personhood are mentioned at all, only God

-The Word became flesh

-The Word did not become God the Son

-The Word did not become God the Son sent by God the Father

-Hence the Word is simply God alone, not the Son, nor the Father, since the text doesn’t give any personhood

So there is nothing about a Trinity. In fact it even gets worst for the Trinitarian, we read john 1 verse 18:

No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Notice the verse says that no man has seen GOD at any time, not that no man has seen the Father or God the Father at anytime, but rather it simply says GOD. Again this disproves the Trinity and a Trinitarian concept since no personhood is being given to God as the Trinitarians believe.

Hence in conclusion even if someone were to go along with the dubious and false translation of the Trinitarian, one can still disprove the Trinity.

And Allah Knows Best!

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One Response to “John 1:1 and the Trinity”

  1. TroyG Says:

    Lots of info to deal with here, but I’ll just look at a little bit.

    Actually, this has already been dealt with long ago better than I could, by an article by Philip Harner. I can’t remember the title of it, but essentially when John 1 says “the word was with God” the Greek has the definite article, pointing out a particular being/ person/ entity called God; for Jewish readers this would have meant the God of what we now call the Old Testament.

    The second use of God (1) is a noun without the article and (2) has the nominative (subjective) declension before the verb. This, Harner showed, indicates a essential characteristic attributed to the subject of the sentence.

    To give a clearer picture, John 1:1-3 could be translated, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with (the one known as) God, and the Word was deity.”

    Secondly, “only begotten”. It doesn’t mean a literal begetting; a literal father-child connection. It’s unfortunate because Christianity and Islam actually agree on this point, that God is not begotten, nor does He beget – in a literal, human-like way.

    The word translated “only begotten” is a mistranslation of the Greek ‘monogenes’ (The second ‘e’ is pronounced like ‘air’). Jerome, I think it was, thought the ‘genes’ came from gennaw (the ‘w’ is said like ‘oh’), to beget. But it doesn’t; it comes from ‘genos’ – race, kind, tribe. So monogenes should be translated “unique”.

    Jesus being the Son of God is a metaphor from the ancient near east meaning he is God’s chosen king. I think Psalm 82 which Jesus quotes in John 10 (?) – “I have called you “gods”, but you will die like men, like every other ruler” – or something like that, indicates this more plainly.

    Like you say, God knows best. It’s up to us to listen, think, trust and obey.

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