The same was in the beginning with God.John 1:2(KJV)
The focus of John's Gospel from start to finish is the eternal Son of God Who was given by grace to be the perfect Son of Man. And the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting is found by grace through faith in Him alone.
John's Gospel was written so that we might believe that: "Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing we may have life in His name." And so we read in the opening verses of John's Gospel: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." And He created all things, for He is the Word of God. He is Life, and He is Light. Jesus Christ is God incarnate, but He was also the sinless Man, born to die.
Some erroneously teach that Christ was no more than a created being, and others that He was only given the status of a deity following His incarnation, His baptism, or His Resurrection. Others struggle with the concept of there being One God in three Persons, and still more reject the pre-existence and eternality of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Christ is deity and demands absolutely equality with God the Father and God the Holy Ghost: "He (Christ) was in the beginning with God and through Him all things were made." He was loved by the Father before the foundation of the world and alone demands our worship and praise.
But Christ is also essential humanity and is able to empathise with our weaknesses, for He was tempted in every way, just as we are, yet without sin. He is the visible image of the invisible God, with the full, undiluted essence of God in Man.
Christ is one of the kind. He is the unique God-Man. He was the only Member of the Trinity Who became a Man, and He was the only Member of the human race Who was in the beginning with God. And for love of you and me, Christ Jesus became sin so that all who believe on Him would not perish but be clothed in His righteousness and made joint-heirs with Himself so that in the ages to come we might show forth the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
I don't understand it, do you? I don't understand it but I believe it, for God's Word cannot be broken.
Heavenly Father, the more I reflect on the truth of Your Word, the more amazed I become at Your love for me. Thank You that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us so that by faith in Him, we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. To Him be all praise and glory, AMEN.
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