Spurious Verses In KJV

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Hi D____,
It is always good to hear from you.
You ask about 1Jn 5:7. I have cut and pasted from the part of Is God a Trinity? which deals with this verse in question:

That is what is in the article entitled Is God a Trinity? When we leave out the emboldened words in quotations, here is what was in the original Greek according to the English Majority Text Version:

(EMTV)  For there are three that bear witness: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

You asked me:

As you can see the very words “in heaven” and “in the earth” were both phrases added:

“copied from the COMLUTENSIAN POLYGLOT; a  manuscript at Naples, with the words added in the margin by a recent  hand;”

That being the case, as acknowledged by all, those added words do not bear comment. But the words “water and blood” of which you inquire are in the majority of the texts and I will gladly point out that Christ refers to His own words as “living water.”

Joh 4:10  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Joh 4:11  The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Joh 4:12  Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Joh 4:13  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
Joh 4:14  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Christ repeats this parable of water being His word in Joh 7.

Joh 7:38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

That this is referring to both the spirit and the word as one is made clear in this verse of God’s Word:

Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life. (ASV)

But let’s look once more at how this verse which concerns you is worded in the Majority Text Version

(EMTV)  For there are three that bear witness: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

“The spirit, the water and the blood: and these three agree as one.” So the blood is also a witness to what is said by the spirit and the water. Therefore the blood must also be said to be a type of Christ’s words in the New Testament. Can we find such a statement in scripture? As a matter of fact we can:

Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Mar 14:24  And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
Luk 22:20  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

So the Majority Text is right:

(EMTV)  For there are three that bear witness: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

“These three agree as one.” God’s Words are spirit, and it is the spirit that gives life, and it was God’s own Words which foretold the blood of Christ being spilled for our lives. “These three agree as one.”
I hope that helps you to see the mind of God more clearly, and I hope you see clearly that the words ‘in heaven” and the words “in the earth” in that verse were never originally in the Bible. I also suggest and urge you to read, Can A Lie In The Translation Be Weeded Out? on iswasandwillbe. com. That paper documents how this same lying spirit concerning the false doctrine of a trinity was forced into the English text in Mat 28:19. Check that out, and inform yourself concerning these efforts of the Adversary.
Here are some words which you quote in your e- mail which really are in the original:

1Jn 5:9  If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

Words that are added to the text, are not “the witness of God.” All who have a handle on the truth of this next verse, have nothing to fear about any efforts of the Adversary to mislead them:

Psa 119:160  The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.

Your brother in the Christ.
Mike>

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