John 1: 1-4: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” The fact that the Word was with God suggests a face-to-face relationship. Thus the word “with” indicates a personal relationship, but also implies equal status. The Word, Jesus Christ Himself, is an active Person in communication with the Father. Moreover, the Word was God. This is a straightforward declaration of Christ’s deity, since John uses “Word” to refer to Jesus. The Word was of the very quality of God, while still retaining His personal distinction from the Father. “All things were made through Him”: God the Father created the world through God the Son. All creation was made through Him. Thus He is the creator God. Note that life is not said to have been created; life existed in Christ. Humans are dependent on God for life. Our existence, spiritually, and physically, depends on God’s sustaining power. In contrast, the Son has life in Himself from all eternity. The life, Jesus Christ, is also the light of men. As the light, Jesus Christ reveals both sin and God to humans. Death and darkness flee when the life and light enter. This is why I call this bible study “theWord.”


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