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The Wiersbe Bible Study Series: 1 John by Warren W. Wiersbe

Wiersbe Bible Study Series - 1 JohnA religious climate filled with false teachings. Christians whose lives don’t line up with their words. A seductive world that distorts the truth. Sound familiar? These issues have challenged believers since the early church. The book of 1 John examines what it means to be an authentic follower of Jesus Christ. This study examines themes that are relevant to every believer, and encourages us to be real in our faith, our words, and our lifestyle.

The Wiersbe Bible Studies Series explores timeless wisdom found in God’s Word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups, this eight-week study features selected commentaries from Be Real, engaging questions, and practical applications, all designed to help you connect God’s word with your life.

Warren W. Wiersbe

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he was associated with the Back to the Bible radio broadcast, first as Bible teacher and then as general director. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 160 books, including the popular “BE” series of Bible commentaries, which has sold more than four million copies. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Comma Johanneum – A Critical Textual Evaluation of 1 John 5:7-8


by Satya Maharjan

1 John 5:5-12

5:7 For three are the ones testifying in the heavens: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit and these three are one.

5:8 And three are the ones testifying in {the} earth: the Spirit and the water and the blood, and {the} three 2in 3the 4one 1are.

Only the Textus Receptus contains namely the “Trinitarian Statement” [letters in bold in the verses 7 and 8]concerning “the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost (5:7),” and “And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood” (5:8). This infamous interpolation is known as Comma Johanneum or Johannine Comma. The word Comma derived from Greek work Komma, meaning a single clause or phrase with comma in Ancient Greek rhetoric.[1] It gives sense of series of additional words being inserted within the sentence. The infamous Comma was first introduced in the 16th century by humanist Desiderius Erasmus in his 3rd and later editions of the Greek New Testament Bible. The King James translation embraces the Comma subsequently claiming that they are also inspired Word of God.[2] However, internal and external evidence point to other way. Continue reading Comma Johanneum – A Critical Textual Evaluation of 1 John 5:7-8

Scripture Reading: 1 John 5:5-12


1 John 5:5-12 (Maharzan’s Literal Translation)

5 Who [and] is the one overcoming except the one believing that Jesus is the Son of God?  6 This is the one coming by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not by the water only but by the water and by the blood; and the Spirit is the one testifying, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For three are the ones testifying, 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood, and {the} three 2in 3the 4one 1are. 9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; because this is the testimony of God that he has testified concerning his Son. 10 The one believing in the Son of God has the testimony in himself, the one not believing {the} God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony which {the} God has testified concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that {the} God to us gave eternal life, and this {the} life is in his Son. 12 The one having the Son has {the} life; the one not having the Son of God does not have life.

Note:

5:7 For three are the ones testifying in the heavens: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit and these three are one.

5:8 And three are the ones testifying in {the} earth: the Spirit and the water and the blood, and {the} three 2in 3the 4one 1are.

[Old Manuscripts do not have the words in bold.  Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament and United Bible Societies’ third edition (NU-Text) and Majority Text from the traditional text omit those words in bold.]