For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (1 John 5:7)
The passage is absent from the manuscripts of all ancient versions (Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Arabic, Slavonic) except the Latin; and it is not found in the Old Latin in its early form (Tertullian, Cyprian, Augustine), or in the Vulgate as issued by Jerome and revised by Alcuin. The first reliable Latin text to contain it was written in AD 550. In the revised Greek text underlying the modern versions, 1 John 5:7 (the Johannine “comma”) and all reference to a trinity is obliterated.
Some Trinitarians say that other early church fathers also “quoted” the Comma, but this is pure obfuscation. Bishop Clement of Alexandria in AD 200, quoting from the First Epistle of John:
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Author: George Booker
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Bible reference(s): 1 John 5:7-8
Source: “Three in One (1 John 5:8)?”, The Agora.
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