7 Bible verses and passages that most pastors misinterpret to confuse their followers about the nature of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – III

In the previous discussion, we concluded on the nature of God, except that there was the added need to explain what John 1:1 implies; in the proper context. That is the focus here.

It is still against the backdrop that, the propriety (or otherwise) of everything we do in our worship life (and the passion / conviction with which we do them) depends on what we know about this God, and so it is very important to find the truth about who this God really is. Otherwise a lot of the things we may be doing in worship, and a lot of the things we may be doing and/or refusing to do in life, may be in vain; inadvertently.

So, John 1:1 says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” What does this really mean; in the light of all that we have previously discussed?


First of all, we need to note that the English expression used for the original Greek term translated as ‘Word’ is ‘logos’ (log’-os), and the one translated as ‘God’ is ‘theos’ (theh’-os). The capitalisation of the initial ‘G’ in God and ‘W’ in Word to refer to the divine being(s) is a convention or annotation that was later adopted to differentiate reference to them from reference to the other and lesser gods. So, logos and theos did not have their initial letters originally capitalised, and they have the following generic meanings…

logos (log’-os) means: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy.

theos (theh’-os) means: (a) God, (b) a god, generally.

The fact that the Word (logos) here refers to Jesus Christ is plain; so the focus will be on ‘God’ (theos).

Unlike the rich Hebrew language used for the OT that distinguished the singular Yhovah (Translated as ‘God’) from the plural ‘Elohiym (also translated as ‘God’), the Greek used for the NT did not readily make such distinction. However, it is interesting to note that when Jesus was making reference to ‘the Lord’ when he was handed the scroll of Isaiah to read (Luke 4:18-19), the original Greek term used was ‘kurios’ (koo’-ree-os; translated the Lord), not ‘theos.’ Interestingly, in Isaiah 61:1 where Jesus was reading from, the expression was “The spirit of the Lord (‘Adonay) GOD (Yhovih; essentially Yhovah) is upon me; because the Lord (Yhovah) hath anointed me…”

So reference to ‘theos’ must be carefully anaylsed in the proper context to determine whether Yhovah (God the Father) is being referenced, or ‘Elohiym (the God Team) is being referenced; or even whether lesser ‘gods’ are being referenced. Failure to acknowledge this, and/or failure to be meticulous at it may lead to misleading interpretations. To be safe, such contextual analysis must agree with similar contextual renditions in the OT; especially where such clear distinctions in the use of Yhovah and ‘Elohiym exist.

Let’s always remember that Jesus’s teachings and dealings showed clear distinction between the three divine beings, and we should place a lot of premium on that.

So, in the light of the above, and the earlier discussions in ‘The Nature of God I & II,’ John 1:1 implies: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the Father (or otherwise the team of divine beings or deities; the God-Team) and the Word was a divine being or deity.” Implying the Word was hitherto not a man, but a divine being (deity) that was with the Father (or otherwise the team of divine beings / deities; the God-Team) above from the very beginning, until that divine being came down through virgin birth to take the form of man.

This is very much consistent with the nature of God as revealed in the OT.

It even becomes clearer when you consider that that original texts did not ever have any equivalent of the indefinite article ‘a’ as part of its lexis and structure. So the English translators conveniently followed suit even though they were careful to introduce it in other instances to make the English less ambiguous; I suspect the omission was so done to reflect the monotheistic movement of the time.


Just for further education, articles are those little words in front of a noun. In English, there are two articles: “the” is the definite article, and “a” is the indefinite article.

There is no indefinite article in Hebrew. For example, the word davar means “word” or “a word,” depending on the context. And just like the Hebrew language, there is no indefinite article in the Greek language.

Please scroll down for a brief about the author, and / or comment(s) on this publication.
You may have to read this publication again; you may click here to see why.

Other very interesting publications are further below. Kindly share this publication, and scroll down for readers' comments and / or to comment...
Specially selected items from our online shop

7 Bible verses and passages that most pastors misinterpret to confuse their followers about the nature of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – III

About the Author

Picture of David K Egyir

David K Egyir

EGYIR is passionate about helping serious people like you to escape the most dangerous — common but avoidable — problem most people (rich, poor, educated, uneducated, religious, and non-religious alike) face in life. Also, he designs and builds beautiful, cost-effective and functional buildings, and graphics. And he helps executives, marketers, and business owners to make effective presentations; what you may call winning presentations. He is an Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach. And an Entrepreneur. Especially as a life-coach, he has been popularly adjudged the best coach for excelling in education, increasing wealth, eliminating stress, and enjoying true fulfillment in life! Egyir understands life thoroughly and shares amazingly liberating insights from a uniquely empowering perspective. He has a firm conviction that, “The greatest tragedy in life is that majority of people have accepted to be less than they were born to be and are thus accomplishing far less than their true capabilities.” To that end, he authored (wrote) Purpose Compass, the exceptional life-coaching book that reveals 4 habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, but which your parent, teacher, or pastor would dare not talk about; how to escape them and get to live a stress-free life of purpose faster! And 13 other equally amazing books that constitute the Zing4Life! Series. Egyir is also lead promoter of the electronic, trendy and amazing Smart Business Card, the only business card you’ll ever need, for the executive in you! He is a husband, and a father of two. Positionally, he is the Lead Founder and CEO of Seers, Associate of Arthro Synergeio, Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, Global Lead Advocate of Zing4Life! and Volunteer Mentor with iMentor Ghana. To see more about him you may click here. #WeAreSeers | To get in touch with Egyir or to follow him on social media you may click here. #EgyirGuidesDaily | To support his writing & life-coaching social ministry you may click here. #SeersFoundation | To be part of Egyir's live sessions online at 20.30 GMT on Sundays you may click here. #TimeWithSeers |

7 Bible verses and passages that most pastors misinterpret to confuse their followers about the nature of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – III

To comment you first have to log in below…

Leave a Reply

You may click the button below to send a message

Publications that are in the same category as the one above...


Most recent publications from our community members...

Provide the applicable details below and click the ‘Subscribe‘ button; that’s it. By the way, it’s FREE! And we do not spam; also, you can easily unsubscribe anytime…

We truly respect your privacy; you may click here to see our privacy policy

Already registered? Log in to dismiss this invite.
Not sure what registration is about? Click here.


7 Bible verses and passages that most pastors misinterpret to confuse their followers about the nature of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – III

Great! standing by to hear from you

We delight in interacting with great people like you.

To attach files kindly click the 'Choose Files' button.
For the purposes of a Voice Call, SMS, or WhatsApp, the phone number is: +

Welcome again!

You are about to enjoy access to premium stuff

Not sure what this is about? You may click here


In the diagram shown immediately above (with lines in orange colour) how many squares are there; how many squares can you make out in total?

Type your answer in the textbox below and click the ‘Submit’ button for a surprise…

Wait, are you a parent?

Claim your

Free Report Now!

You can pay in any valid currency of your choice. Also, several payment options are available; including Mobile Money, Bank Card, Etc.

To select (or reserve) an item you are interested in, just click the ‘Add to Basket‘ button beneath that particular item; please do this for each of the items you seek to add to your selection. And ‘View Your Selection / Basket‘ later, and then proceed to checkout.

For additional terms regarding ‘Direct Coaching‘ please scroll further down this Quick Guide. If you are new to buying online (online shopping) and need some additional (in-depth) guidance you may click the button below…

Direct Coaching

Comes in 2 main options, each with a different cost implication...

Prices shown for Direct Coaching* are for the popular choice... Option 1. This includes Bronze Membership, allowing you online access to special content to complement the Direct Coaching.

For Option 2, a minimum of 10 subscription purchases are required. Where trainee(s) opt for a significantly different training location / venue other than one within the reach of the facilitator, prorated facilitator transportation charges (FTC) may apply, in addition to the subscription purchases. Where it occurs, actual figures shall be determined and agreed upon prior to the training.


So in the diagram, how many squares did you make out in total; how many squares are there?

Well, most people get or give 16 as their answer. Some get 17 and a few get 21; and that’s at least better than the ‘16’ answer majority of people give. Just about 1 percent of people surveyed get the best answer; which is…

Well, get a full illustration of all the more than 21 possible ‘hidden’ squares…


One: Sometimes you need someone to show you the obvious, and oftentimes… the not so obvious! Credit to ZigZiglar

Two: Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools is often not education. And the results may well be that it reduces productive capacity rather than to increase it. Credit to Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis

Three: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Credit to Prophet Hosea

Four: The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn! Credit to Alvin Toffler

Five: The greatest obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Credit to Daniel Boorstin

Six: When you know the right things, the boundaries around your life suddenly disappear. Credit to Brian Sher