What does John 17:3 tell us when considering this part of the prayer Jesus was making to his heavenly Father: 3 This means everlasting life,?

their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ

Verse (3) in most Bibles: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.

How are the churches of today coming to know, the only true God, as Jesus said? The latter part of verse 3 Jesus says, and the one whom you sent, referring to himself!

Today every church, save one, only follow part b of John 17:3. Don’t you find this strange especially when you read Matthew 6:9 where in the Lord’s prayer where Jesus says to sanctify, make Holy, God’s name?

So what gives?

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  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    As one trinitarian told me.

    "I know Jesus is God, so when I read God's word, any scripture that disagrees with this truth MUST be symbolic"

    Reading God's word this way, you can make it say anything you want to say.

    To prove the trinity with God's word you must:

    1.  Mistranslate it. John 1:1; 5:58; Col 1:15 (over creation instead of 'of creation')

    2.  Ignore context, John 1:1, 5:58; Col 1:15 Jesus is not God but the image of God.

    3.  Change the meaning of words, Firstborn, beginning, only begotten

    4.  Add words to the text, 1 Jn 5:6,7

    .

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    By reciting the rosary every day with care, a person can better know the true meanings of Bible verses.

  • J H
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    You can get fixated on one scripture like the watchtower do.Try 

    praying and reading 1 Timothy 1 v.17 Now unto the King Eternal

    who is Jesus, immortal,invisible, the only wise God.

    I can show you many examples showing who Jesus really is.

    Jesus is the Truth.Do you Agape Truth.?

    To the only { meno,meaning abiding and not single} Wise God

    { AND Jésus-Christ Being included}

    If you follow this reasoning,you need to become a student of the

    watchtower or Judaism ect. CHRISTIAN = BELIEVERS IN YEHOSHUA.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    You then try to use this verse, cherry picking, trying to deny the divinity of Jesus,  the Watchtower? 

    But maybe you can hear?  Although doubtful,  so brainwashed by WT(Watchtower).

    Verse 2

    Verse 3

    Berean Literal Bible

    Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. 

    And..

    Weymouth New Testament

    Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.

    Jesus was given all authority (verse 2) and He confers eternal life.

    Only God can do that.

    I and My Father are..?  Do you know this word ONE?

    This group are not saved, and are ..(you'll be appalled) antichrist. 

    I don't think you want that.

    WT kept getting rid of ANY scripture that showed Jesus as God.

    Ask yourself WHY?

    Wonder if you can?

    This is important for you.

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  • 1 year ago

    Jesus - Son's name - refers to Father's name - Yah.

    Yah - HalleluYah - Psalm 135.

    Jesus - Yah Saves/ Yah our Savior [There is discussions in Hebrew, you could research, but we should see that it *refers to Father's name]

    I have come in My Father’s name John 5:43

    ==

    Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

    John 17:3

    I'll give my understanding - it is *understanding the Father's divine nature[love, grace, truth..] ,

    And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

    Matthew 14:14

    He said to her, " *Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."

    Mark 5:34

    8Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” 9Jesus replied, “Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you, I do not speak on My own. Instead, it is the Father dwelling in Me, performing His works.…

    John 14:9

    JWs - False doctrines.

    They teach Father and Son as *different persons.

    =

    The Trinity doctrine causes confusion.

    The "3 in 1"

    We should understand if it *honors God to say that "God is 3 in 1"

    Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our *image, in our likeness 

    Genesis 1:26

    The Son is the *image of the invisible God

    Colossians 1:15

    A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the *image and glory of God

    1Corinthians 11:7

    for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

    Romans 3:23

    Image means spiritual things, like love hate., God expresses sorrow, grief.,

    The 3 in 1 concept got rooted deep inside people because of Trinity doctrine.

    Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

    John 14:11

    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    John 1:14

    ==

    Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

    John 20:17

    We should see The Father and The Son as distinct persons, One in Spirit.

    We should have a heart that honors and is thankful towards The Father and The Son.

    God our Father.

    Jesus Christ [God] our Lord.

    For to us a child is born, to us a *son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 9:6

    Jesus - Immanuel - God with us.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    It tells me that Paul was pretty successful in his disinformation campaign.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    1) What does John 17:3 tell us when considering this part of the prayer Jesus was making to his heavenly Father: 3 This means everlasting life,?

    Exactly what it says (of course).

    If you don't understand it you should consider using a Bible translation that uses an easier reading level...something like the Contemporary English Version.

    2) How are the churches of today coming to know, the only true God, as Jesus said?

    Yes.

    3) The latter part of verse 3 Jesus says, and the one whom you sent, referring to himself!

    Again: if you don't understand the passage (and it seems that you do not), you should use an easier-to-read Bible translation. But: maybe you just wrote that statement very poorly (which also suggests poor reading comprehension).

    4) Today every church, save one, only follow part b of John 17:3. Don’t you find this strange

    Yes.

    Apparently you believe that my church is the only church that follows all of John 17:3. I find that extraordinarily strange, but it does give you a good reason to switch to my church.

    5) especially when you read Matthew 6:9 where in the Lord’s prayer where Jesus says to sanctify, make Holy, God’s name?

    So what gives?

    At the very least: poor reading comprehension on your part.

    Also likely: near-complete ignorance of the teachings of other churches.

  • 1 year ago

    HE WAS IN THE FLESH WHEN SAYING THOSE THINGS BUT GOD REMAINS 3 IN ONE TILL HE MARRIES...SCHOLAR BIBLES CAN HELP U UNDERSTAND.

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