Continued from Part 6
John’s Jesus states: “Even in your Law it has been written, that the testimony of two men is true [i.e., valid or admissible; see Deuteronomy 17:6, 19:15]. I am he who bears witness of myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness of me” (John 8:17-18). Does this passage show Jesus and God to be ontologically one? If Jesus and “the Father” were not two distinct entities how could they be considered two witnesses? If Jesus and God are one than there would in reality only be one witness. This statement also goes against the Torah’s precepts. According to the Torah, the two witnesses do not include the testimony of the person being judged.