1 John 3:16

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1 John 3:16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers (NIV).


There is no Trinitarian inference in the above verse or in 1 John 3:16 as it is translated in most versions.  However, the King James Version reads as if  “God” laid His life down for us.  It reads: “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”  The problem is caused by mistranslation.  However, the informed reader will see the solution, even in the KJV text itself. In the KJV, words in italics were added by the translators.  In this case, the translators added “of God,” and thus caused the difficulty.

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