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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 years ago

I John 5:7 "For there are 3 that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost..." Where is Jesus?

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WHEN WE SAY THE NAME "JESUS," IT REFERS TO "A MAN" WHO WAS A "MANIFESTATION" OF GOD (I TIMOTHY 3:16). THE "NAME" DIDN'T COME INTO EXISTENCE UNTIL LUKE 1:31 "...AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME "JESUS!" HOWEVER, HE DID "ASCEND INTO HEAVEN" (ACTS 1:11) YET I JOHN 5:7 FAILS TO RECOGNIZE HE'S THERE! WHY?

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  • 2 years ago

    Ion this verse, "the Word" is actually referring to Jesus Christ. He is called “the Word,” because Jehovah used him to give messages and instructions to angels and humans.​—John 1:14.

    Source(s): jw.org
  • 2 years ago

    Jesus is "THE WORD". It is used like this several times in the Bible., starting in the first part of Genesis !.

  • 2 years ago

    Jesus is usually in God's heaven, sitting at his right side.

    1 Tim. 3:16 doesn't say that Jesus Christ was only a man, dear one. He is and always shall be the creation and begotten son of God.

    Never mind what 1 John 5:7 says. It's part of the forged comma johanneum, and can't be taken seriously.

  • 2 years ago

    Jesus is the Word. Simple. I state it again, Jesus is the Word.

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  • 2 years ago

    "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ."

    (1 John 1:1-3)

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

    (John 1:1)

    "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."

    (John 1:14)

  • User
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    As John chapter 1 explains, Jesus is "the Word".

    However: I point out that particular passage is not "original". It is an addition to 1 John.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Jesus is referred to as the Word in John chapter one (by the same author)

  • 2 years ago

    Where is Jesus - in that verse? Nowhere. Not even if (as many do) they take 'the Word' as a reference to the Word of God who was with God in the beginning, and who is God, and who became flesh as the man. Jesus - John 1:1-14

    The reason why Jesus is not in verses 7 & 8 is the same reason why the Father and the Holy Ghost are not in that verse either. Using the Greek Text for the Authorized Version, the literal Greek reads, "Because three there are bearing witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood and the three in the one are."

    Notice how the words 'heaven', 'Father' and 'Holy Ghost' are not in the Greek text? In King James versions you will see that half the text is in italics. Italics means that the publishers have added those words to the text because they are not in the Greek text. The correct rendering should therefore be, "For there are three that bear witness, the spirit, and the water, and the blood, and these three agree in one."

    However you WILL find Jesus in verses 5 & 6. He is shown to be the one who came by water and blood. "And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth."

    Put all those verses together and you grasp that the Holy Spirit plus the water and blood of Christ, agree in one.

    As for your comment about Isaiah 44:24, that accords wonderfully with John 1:3, where the Word made everything that was made, logically proving the Word was not made Himself but is the Creator. Then we learn in verse 14 that, in time, long after creation, the Word became flesh and dwelt among men, as the man, Jesus Christ.

  • 2 years ago

    The Word = Jesus

  • Mog
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Jesus is the Word made flesh.

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