re: 1 Jn. 5:7-8

Date: Wed Feb 07 1996 - 17:46:40 EST

In a message dated 96-02-05
"H. Alan Brehm" <> writes...

>The "threefold witness in heaven" apparently originated from the impulse to
>interpret the "threefold witness" of Spirit, water, and blood allegorically
>as a
>reference to the Trinity (beginning in the Third Century with Tertullian,
>Cyprian, and Augustine).

  Alan, a very nice synopsis of the history of 1 Jn 5:7,8.
  Do you think there was influence from the baptismal mandate of Matt 28:19?


Tim Staker, pastor
Poseyville Christian Church
Poseyville, Indiana USA

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