John 1:1-14 “In [a]the [b]beginning [c]was [d]that Word, and that Word was [e]with God, and that [f]Word was God.
2 This same was in the beginning with God.
3 [g]All [h]things were made by it, and [i]without it [j]was made nothing that was made.
4 [k]In it [l]was life, and that life was [m]the light of men.
5 [n]And that light shineth in the wilderness, and the darkness [o]comprehendeth it not.
6 ¶ [p]There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This same came for a witness, to bear witness of that light, that all men [q]through him might believe.
8 He was not [r]that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light.
9 [s]This was [t]that true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 [u]He was in the world, and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.
11 He came [v]unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 [w]But as many as received him, to them he gave [x]prerogative to be the sons of God, even to them that believe in his Name,
13 Which are born not of blood, nor of the [y]will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 [z]And that Word was made [aa]flesh, and [ab]dwelt among us, (and we saw the [ac]glory thereof, [ad]as the glory of the only begotten Son of the Father) [ae]full of grace and truth.”
And the fact that no where does that Scripture simply say “Jesus is God Almighty” is an example of why Protestants have to retreat to the claim of “special revelation” by “guidance” of the Holy Spirit, but have to deny it to any who don’t agree with their doctrines, because they don’t agree with those doctrines.
That is circular reasoning by definition.