Below are the books, save one, to be added later, showing the dispute over 1 John 5:7 in the 18th century. David Martin demonstrates it is Scripture and that without it, there is no verse limiting the Godhead to three persons. The logical consequence being that there could be an unknown pantheon of gods in the Godhead. Thomas Emlyn, an Unitarian, naturally argues against it and the logical consequence of rejecting it is demonstrated.
To be read in this order:
- A full enquiry into the original authority of that text, 1 John v. 7 by Thomas Emlyn
- A Critical Dissertation Upon the 7th Verse of the 5th Chapter of St. John’s First Epistle by David Martin
- Answer to Mr. Martin’s Critical Dissertation along A Reply to Mr. Martin’s Examination found in The works of Unitarian Thomas Emlyn Volume 2
- The Genuineness of the Text of 1 Jn 5:7 by David Martin
David Martin’s An Examination of Mr. Emlyn’s Answer to the Dissertation is forthcoming