The Prologue of the Gospel of John – Vintage

Chapter 1 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was Deity. This verse provides the framework not only for the prologue that encompasses verses one through eighteen, but for the entire Gospel itself. The prologue functions, I believe, as an “interpretive window” for the entire Gospel. John means us to read …

The Pre-existence of Christ In Scripture, Patristics and Creed – Vintage

Introduction Our modern world is decidedly confused. On the one hand, the rationalistic, humanistic viewpoint dominates within our public education system. We are now taught to question the validity of anything that can be called “supernatural.” The very idea that someone might believe in miracles, revelation, etc., is opened up to direct ridicule. At the same time, in a direct …

Purpose and Meaning of “Ego Eimi” in the Gospel of John In Reference to the Deity of Christ – Vintage

The Gospel of John has come under great fire in recent centuries for its incredibly high Christology. On this basis alone certain form-critics have rejected the book as having any historical authenticity whatsoever, assuming (without foundation) that such a high Christology could only have evolved after quite some time of “theological formulation” and hence placing its writing well into the …

The 1914 Chronology of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Vintage

A. Establishing an Ancient Date      1. Fixed Dates      2. King List      3. Cuneiform Tablets      4. Correlation   B. Astronomical Data 1. VAT 4956 – astronomical observations made during Nebuchadnezzar’ s 37th regnal year – 568/67 B. C. Hence, his first regnal year was spring 604 B. C., or, using  Babylonian reckoning, 605/04 B. C., or, in Jewish civil calendar, it was …