The Johannine Comma – 1 John 5 ; 7 - 8
Christian Peter John Bahnerth, Ph.D. , Author
ABSTRACT The study of the Comma Johanneum came to me early in my academic development, Where I was exposed to very different opinions on 1 John 5 in particular reading about the impact of verses 6 to 8 in various languages including English, German, and due to lack of further study, Greek and Latin. As middle age is past and my comfort in life was decreasing, I decided to try to write a study paper on it. After 6 years of study, writing, and re-writing this study, this is the end-result that leads the reader through several aspects of the “Comma”, for and against, with a comparison at the end. Both views on the “Comma” have been addressed, both from those who are for the legitimate inclusion in the Word of God and those from those who do not agree with the former. I invite and challenge the reader to look at both sides of the argument and judge my paper accordingly. Discussions with my educated friends went far beyond what I knew and believed at the start. I have attempted to keep the language un-complicated, and I have been told that it is suitable for students and scholars alike. Interested lay people are also invited to study this part of our Christian heritage.