Westcott-Hort Quotes re The Deity of Christ: and the problems with these

The Deity of Christ:

“He never speaks of Himself directly as God, but the aim of His revelation was to lead men to see God in Him.”

Westcott, The Gospel According to St. John, p. 297

“(John) does not expressly affirm the identification of the Word with Jesus Christ.”

Westcott, Ibid., p. 16

“(Rev. 3:15) might no doubt bear the Arian meaning, the first thing created.”

Hort, Revelation, p.36

Perhaps this is why their Greek text makes Jesus a created god (John 1:18) and their American translation had a footnote concerning John 9:38 “And he said, Lord I believe and he worshipped him.” which said, “The Greek word denotes an act of reverence, whether paid to a creature, as here, or to the Creator.” (thus calling Christ “a creature.”)

It is one thing to have doctrinal differences on baby-sprinkling and perhaps a few other interpretations. It is another to be a Darwin-believing theologian who rejects the authority of scriptures, Biblical salvation, the reality of hell, and makes Christ a created being to be worshipped with Mary his mother. Yet, these were the views of both Westcott and Hort. No less significant is the fact that both men were members of spiritist societies (the Hermes Club and the Ghostly Guild).

source: http://www.alcorne.free-online.co.uk/w_and_hQ.htm

Noah Moses

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