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Steven Avery

Vulgate Prologue of Jerome
Council of Carthage

Potamius and Isaac the Jew

100 church writer references

spiritual imperative


1 John 5:6-9 (AV)
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
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Steven Avery

The heavenly witnesses verse:

1 John 5:7 (AV)
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one.

is definitely Scripture.
It is only doubted because of confusions that are endemic in the textual criticism world.

In addition to Latin mss. and church writer references (about 100!) there are a number of super-evidences that prove authenticity.

Cyprian c. 250 AD in Unity of the Church references the verse.
● On the Unity of the Church: He who breaks the peace and concord of Christ, does so in opposition to Christ; he who gathereth elsewhere than in the Church, scatters the Church of Christ. The Lord says,”I and the Father are one;”and again it is written of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,”And these three are one.”
(Cyprian. Treatise. On the Unity of the Church. Book 1.6, ANF, 1995, vol. 5, p. 423)

Also in
Epistle 73 to Jubianum: If any one could be baptized by a heretic, and could obtain remission of sins, - if he has obtained remission of sins, and is sanctified, and become the temple of God? I ask, of what God? If of the Creator, he cannot be His temple, who has not believed in Him ; if of Christ, neither can he who denies Him to be God, be His temple ; if of the Holy Spirit, since the THREE ARE ONE, how can the Holy Spirit be reconciled to him, who is an enemy, either of the Father or of the Son?”
(Cyprian, Epistle 73 [to Jubaianus]; Translated by Thomas Hartwell Horne, 1825; Horne,”IV. Sect. V. On the First General Epistle of John”in Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, 1825, vol 4, p. 452)
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Steven Avery

○ Latin: Qui pacem Christi et concordiam rumpit, adversus Christum facit. Qui alibi praeter Ecclesiam
colligit Christi Ecclesiam spargit. (0504A) Dicit Dominus, Ego et Pater unum sumus; et iterum de Patre et
Filio et Spiritu sancto scriptum est:”Et tres unum sunt.”(Cyprian. De unitate ecclesiae. Lib. 1.6; Migne
Latina, PL 4 504A-B).

○ Latin: nam si baptizari quis apud haereticos potuit, utique et remissam* (787) peccatorum consequi
potuit. si peccatorum remissam consecutus est, sanctificatus est: si sanctificatus est, templum Dei factus
est: st templum Dei factus est, quaero cuius Dei? si creatoris, non potuit, qui in eum non credidit. si
Christi, nec huius fieri potest templum qui negat Deum Christum. si spiritus sancti, cum tres unum sint,
quomodo spiritus. sanctus placatus esse ei potest qui aut filii aut patris inimicus est? (Cyprian, Epistle 73;
CSEL (786) § 12; Migne Latina, PL 3, 1117B.)