John 1:1 The Word was God – Explain by Muslim
- Before I explain, I want to say that these verses are fabricated because the Word could not have come into existence without God. John 1:1-6 contradicts Genesis 1:1. According to Genesis 1:1, in the beginning, there was only God, not the Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
In the beginning was the Word
- In the beginning, there was only the Word; there was neither a Son nor the Holy Spirit.” This makes it clear that both “son” and “the Holy Spirit” were not present at the beginning.
The Word was with God
- The phrase ‘The Word was with God’ refers to the Greek word ‘Theon’ (Θεόν), and not to the Son or the Holy Spirit. The Word was divine, which means that it was a deity (The word Theos ‘Θεὸς’ refers to a deity and can be used to describe anything, such as a messenger or ruler. Interestingly, the same word is used for Satan in the Bible), but not the same as God himself, because the phrase ‘The Word was God’ does not refer to YHWH or Elohim. The Word was more like a messenger.
- In the Bible, the Greek word “Θεὸς” (transliterated as “theos”) is used to refer to God, and it appears numerous times throughout the New Testament. However, there are several examples in the New Testament where “Θεὸς” is used in reference to human beings, satan and false gods or idols. One example is in John 10:34-35, where Jesus quotes Psalm 82:6 and says to the Jews, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came–and scripture cannot be broken.” In this context, Jesus is arguing that the Jews, who had accused him of blasphemy, should not be so quick to accuse him of claiming to be God, since the scriptures also refer to humans as “gods.” Another example is in 2 Corinthians 4:4, where Satan is referred to as the “god of this world” (in some translations, the word “god” is capitalized).
Elohim and Adoni were used for humans in the Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God ( Elohim) to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.
I said, ‘You are gods (Elohim); you are all sons of the Most High.
The LORD says to my lord (Adoni): ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.
- The word Elohim was used as a title for Moses, and in the Bible, messengers and angels were also called Elohim and Adoni, respectively. Similarly, the Hebrew word “Adoni” can be translated as “Lord” or “master,” and it is sometimes used to refer to God, but it can also be used as a title of respect for human leaders or authority figures. In the Bible, the titles given to different beings, including Moses, messengers, and angels, are significant in conveying their roles and relationship to God.
According to Bible The Word is not Jesus
Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the God who sent me.
- Jesus is speaking and he is saying that the words he is speaking are not his own, but are the words of God who sent him.
If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.
- In this passage, Jesus is emphasizing that his testimony about himself alone would not be sufficient, and that he has come to testify about his God. He is saying that his testimony alone is not valid, but that there is another who testifies in his favor, wich is referring to God.
In the beginning was the Word, which means the speech of God, and the Word was with God, the speech was with God (Genesis 1:3 Let there be light, and there was light). He was with God in the beginning, (He was part of God’s plan, which means that even before he existed, he was part of God’s plan), This suggests that God knew everything before anyone came into existence. For instance, Even though I was born ten years ago, God knew this from the beginning, and thus, I was with God from the beginning. Based on the belief in God’s all-knowing nature, every detail of an individual’s life is known by God, including their existence before birth. Therefore, each person’s life is part of God’s overall plan, as determined by His omniscient knowledge.
- The words in Genesis 1:3 “Let there be light” are considered to be the words of God. According to the text, God spoke these words and they brought light into existence. This phrase is understood to demonstrate God’s power and authority as the creator of the universe. The Bible presents God as a powerful being whose word has the power to create and shape the world, and this verse is one example of that. It is important to note that there are many other teachings in the Bible that need to be followed in order to fulfill the requirements for salvation
[And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ].
Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, “Be,” and he was.
- It is stated that the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam, as both were created by Allah. It is mentioned that Allah created Adam from dust and then commanded him to “Be,” and he was. This verse implies that Jesus was also created by the command of Allah, just like Adam, and that both were created by Allah’s will. The phrase “Be, and he was” is often associated with the speech of Allah, which means the word from Allah, i.e., His command. This phrase “word from Him” in Arabic is “kalimatun minhu” (كَلِمَةٌ مِّنْهُ), which can be translated as “a word from Him”. It means that Jesus is a special and unique creation of Allah, who was brought into existence by Allah’s command “Be” (kun), as mentioned in Surah Al-Imran (3:47) and Surah Maryam (19:35). It is important to note that the speech of Allah is beyond our human understanding and it is not like human speech. In the Qur’an, Allah says, “Nothing is like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer” (Surah Al-Shura, 42:11). Therefore, we should not try to compare Allah’s speech or word with human language, as it is beyond our limited understanding.
The passage in John 1:4 from the Bible, can be interpreted in different ways. The first interpretation suggests that Jesus Christ was a messenger who was part of God’s plan from the beginning, and that every human being is also part of that plan. The second interpretation suggests that the “life” mentioned in the verse refers to the message Jesus brought, and that those who follow his message will enter heaven. This way to achieve salvation is further explained in John 5:24, where Jesus himself says, “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” This verse teaches that those who hear Jesus’ words and believe in God will have eternal life, avoid judgment, and pass from death to life.
- According to this interpretation, “in him is life” means that without Jesus, we would not have received the message he brought, which came from God. Therefore, “in him is life” means that Jesus brought the message, and the way to enter heaven is by following the message and believing in God and Jesus, rather than in the concept of the trinity.
The Meaning of Life & Light
The meaning of the fourth passage is that God sent Jesus as a chosen messenger, and as long as he was in the world, he had a connection with God, which is why he is referred to as the light. This is because he was spreading God’s message while he was on earth. However, as we know from the Bible, Jesus is referred to as the light only as long as he was in the world, as shown in his own statement in John 9:5: “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
- These passage refer to the message that was sent with Jesus, and that message is the light. Within that message, there is life. This means that the commandment that God gave to Jesus is the light, and as long as Jesus was in the world, he was referred to as the light because he was spreading that message. However, when Jesus left the world, that light became the message itself, which he had given to the Children of Israel and his disciples, which he received from God.
Prophet Muhammad and Quran was refered as light
O People of the Book, there has come to you Our Messenger making clear to you much of what you used to conceal of the Scripture and overlooking much. There has come to you from Allah a light and a clear Book.
- The “light” referred to in this verse is understood by many Islamic scholars and commentators to refer to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the message of guidance and truth that he brought to the people. The “clear Book” mentioned in the verse is the Quran, which is considered to be a source of guidance and enlightenment for believers.
Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the successful.
The term “light” is often used in the Quran and Hadith to refer to prophets and messengers who have a strong connection with Allah. This connection is often described as a spiritual “light” that guides and illuminates the way for the believers. Therefore, when the Quran or previous scriptures refers to a person as a “light,” it is emphasizing their special status and their close relationship with God.
Jesus’ Existence from the Beginning: Fact or Fiction
The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old, I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, before he made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth. I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
- Some Catholic Christians believe that this passage refers to Jesus, while other Christian sects do not believe it and are unsure to whom it refers. If we accept that it refers to Jesus, then this passage provides evidence that Jesus denied being God, as some Christians claim. However, many Christians believe that the reference in the Bible is to Melchizedek. If we accept that claim, then according to the Bible, Melchizedek also existed from the beginning. However, some Christians say that it was actually a reference to Jesus, using another name. If this is true, then again, it is worth noting that Melchizedek was also referred to as a priest of God, which is against Christian faith. For those who do not believe this passage refers to either Melchizedek or Jesus, they believe that it could be referring to Solomon, who himself acknowledged that God brought him in the beginning. This may be true, as we already know that all souls were brought in the beginning, so in this sense, Solomon could have made such a claim.
The claim that Jesus were present from the beginning is not true, and all the references I mentioned are either metaphorical or based on the belief that God brought all souls at the beginning. None of the references suggest that they or anyone else existed before God, Regarding the reference to Melchizedek, it is possible that it was referring to the angel of God.
God created everything by himself vs Through him
For this is what the LORD says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.
This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself,
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
- John 1:3 contradicts Isaiah. You must either accept that Isaiah is incorrect or that John 1:3 is incorrect.
The Old Testament does contain passages that affirm that God does not share His glory
God says: “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.
- This passage, and others like it, emphasize God’s unique and sovereign nature. It affirms that God is the only true God and that He will not allow any other being, human or divine, to share in His glory or receive worship that is due to Him alone.
Ultimately, Christians accept these apparent contradictions on faith, as they may not have a complete understanding of the fabricated Bible.