- Denis Giron wrote:
“Regarding John 17:3, the Father bears the title μονος αληθινος θεος. I see the Son bearing nearly identical titles, such as μονογενης θεος in John 1:18, and αληθινος θεος, as per a perhaps hyper-literal reading of 1 John 5:20. Moreover, I propose that we see a tacit recognition of the ability of the Persons to bear the titles of the one God in the way the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed seemingly combines John 17:3 with a hyper-literal approach to 1 John 5:20, and refer to the Son’s relationship with the Father as Θεον αληθινον εκ Θεου αληθινου. Hence why I don’t see the Father as bearing that title exclusively.”
- Very good, except I would not call understanding 1 John 5:20 as affirming that Jesus is God by nature, a “hyper-literal approach”. I would have also added in John 17:5 into the context of the discussion, which affirms that Jesus existed eternally with the Father with the same glory.