John 17:3, Who is the true GOD?
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
JESUS is praying to His Father as we see in this first verse.
John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
JESUS says that life eternal is knowing the 'true GOD and JESUS CHRIST". Well we all know who JESUS is, OR do we? These studies are on the True GOD and JESUS CHRIST. This is important as John reveals in 1 John.
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Are we as Christians denying the true GOD as mentioned in John 17:3? Are we antichrist and don't even know it? Is this because we have not studied our Bibles? As we have just listen to our pastors, theologians, scholars and what the denomination says! Are we in trouble of denying the Father and His Son? I believe we are. This is all due to John 17:3. How can we have eternal life when we believe that GOD is one in three or three in one, a trinity. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that believing in the trinity is life eternal. I have seen statements from a denomination that claims this.
1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
The trinity doctrine does not have a true Son of GOD. It has "God the Son", which is just a title and is not the same as the Son of GOD. You see the Son of GOD is a Son of the true GOD. We see that the true GOD is the Father. This is done in another more in depth study.
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
John believed that JESUS is a literal Son of the true GOD!
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Son is not a metaphor here in the Bible otherwise GOD and JESUS would have lied to us. It is absurd to think that people today are saying this, that Son is a metaphor. This is said by the so called learned men in the denominations.
If GOD did not send His literal Son then we have no eternal life. This is what the Scriptures are telling us here. Eternal life is believing in the true GOD and JESUS CHRIST whom He sent. The Scriptures reveal to us that GOD had a Son to send and that is what He did!