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  • If you accept other Bible versions such as the NIV, NASB and the NWT from the Jehovah's Witness and other newer Bible translations, you will say 1 Timothy 3:16 in the KJV is an altered version. Those remarks are not accurate for the fact that newer Bible translations are all edited and are Satan's bible's to deceive mankind. A must see link to see if you have a real Bible: https://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/NIV/niv-gay-satan.htm The best way to explain 1 Timothy 3:16 is with Scripture. How can God be manifest in the flesh is the question. Jesus couldn't have said it any better. John 12:45 "And whoever sees Me sees Him who sent Me." Those who are against the Godhead claim no one has seen the Heavenly Father. What they fail to realize, the Son sits at the Father's side. Somebody had to make the Father known on Earth. Which is why Jesus can only do what He sees the Father doing. (John 5:19)
    • Creamcrackered
      Thank you Jenny, I hadn't noticed the opposing translations I tend to quote KJV, as a result of what you said I did go looking because I like to comprehend these things and found this site... https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/26095/is-theos-of-the-textus-receptus-of-1-timothy-316-the-original-reading It states that Sacred names, known generally by their Latin terminology as NOMINA SACRA, were abbreviated in manuscripts to conserve space, or as tokens of respect. When a sacred name was abbreviated, a light horizontal stroke was placed above the letters to signify the abbreviation. Thus, the term for God was shortened by omitting the two inner letters and by affixing a horizontal line above the two remaining letters which often looked like our letter C. it just so happens that by removing the horizontal line ABOVE the abbreviation and by removing the small horizontal line WITHIN the Theta (the first letter of the word) another legitimate Greek word is produced. This word by itself - is the masculine relative pronoun for "who" in the Greek language. In other words, if the horizontal lines are present, every reader would recognize that the word was a NOMINA SACRA signifying the word "Theos," which means "God." If the two horizontal lines are absent, every reader would understand that the word simply meant "who." This, then, is the whole crux of the matter concerning 1 Timothy 3:16, for a scant handful of manuscripts are missing the horizontal lines, thus APPEARING to form the word "who" instead of "Theos." This scant handful of manuscripts missing the horizontal lines are in opposition to WELL OVER THREE HUNDRED MANUSCRIPTS THAT CONTAIN the horizontal lines, and which therefore testify unmistakably to Theos, or "God". 2.The original custodians of Codex A (Codex Alexandrinus) all testified that the lines in and above the Theta were visible from the year 1626 (when Codex A was given to the British by Cyril of Lucar) even up until the time of Scrivener, as Scrivener stated that he examined the manuscript 20 times in as many years and that he always maintained the original hand was THEOS, but that the lines had all but disappeared. Of course, the lines in and above the Theta in Codex A are habitually written so faintly that they are barely discernible to begin with, as testified by those who have actually examined Codex A, which is further proof of THEOS in 1 Timothy 3:16. As it stands now, 1 Tim 3:16 in Codex A has been thumbed so many times that it is completely worn and thus any type of examination today would be worthless. However, we have overwhelming historical evidence to prove that Codex A read THEOS in the original hand. Patrick Young, the first custodian of Codex A after the British were given possession, maintained that the reading was clearly THEOS in the original hand. Huish, who collated Codex A, asserted that THEOS was CLEARLY the reading in 1 Tim 3:16 in the original hand, and he communicated this to Brian Walton prior to Walton’s fifth edition of his Polyglot in 1657. Bishop Pearson examined Codex A in the same time period and testified that THEOS was unmistakable. Bishop Fell in 1675 also maintained that THEOS in the original hand was the unmistakable reading as well. Mill, who was at work on the Text of the NT from 1677 to 1707, expressly declares that he saw the remains of THEOS in 1 Tim 3:16 in Codex A. Bentley, who had himself in 1716 collated the MS with the utmost accuracy, knew nothing of any other reading. In 1718 Wotton stated, “There can be no doubt that this manuscript always exhibited THEOS.” In the early to mid 18th century both Wetstein and Berriman expressly maintained that Codex A read THEOS in 1 Tim 3:16 in the original hand. Berriman went so far as to note that the lines were light and fading, and that if at any time in the future they should be worn away completely, that everyone should know that they were nevertheless original. Berriman also noted that someone had recently at
    • Jenny Rizzo
      The opposing modern versions are clearly seen how they have inscribed "He" instead of God for Theos in 1 Timothy 3:16. The original Textus Receptus says Theos was manifest in the flesh. However, newer Bible translations offer a different translation for: "By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh," The KJV being an authorized version, the newer versions do not have Greek authority. It is a JOKE for believers to impose the NIV, NASB, NWT and etc as if they mean something. If "He" were really Jesus, there wouldn't have been a lot of verses that prove Jesus is God. I added a few that are not contested in John 12:45 and John 5:19. It is blasphemy what the newer Bible translation editors did to 1 Timothy 3:16.
  • The older manuscripts say "who", a later manuscript says "god" and that was copied over and over. Modern scholars recognize that fact. (John 1:18) No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is at the Father’s side is the one who has explained Him. (Exodus 33:17) Jehovah went on to say to Moses: “I will also do this thing that you request, because you have found favor in my eyes and I know you by name.” (Exodus 33:20) But he added: “You cannot see my face, for no man can see me and live.” (John 6:46) Not that any man has seen the Father, except the one who is from God; this one has seen the Father. (2 Corinthians 3:17) Now Jehovah is the Spirit, and where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom. (1 Timothy 1:17) Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 11:27) By faith he left Egypt, but not fearing the anger of the king, for he continued steadfast as seeing the One who is invisible. John 4:24 God is a Spirit, and those worshipping him must worship with spirit and truth.” If someone makes a new manuscript and makes a million copies from it, does that one become more accurate than the older ones copied closer to the original? Numbers game don't work.

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