In the beginning was the Word

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 was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John1:1-5

There seems to be a lot of confusion concerning the Incarnation that somehow that is when God the Son came into existence or that God somehow had relations with Mary and conceived a son who was Jesus. Then somehow the divine was transferred into the human Jesus. Unfortunately these misconceptions are nothing new. John wrote his Gospel to reinforce the divine nature of Jesus.

Jesus did not suddenly come into existence some two thousand years ago. As John puts it Jesus, the Word, was with God from the beginning and was in fact God not a separate being. Now how God can be one and have three personalities is one of the mysteries of the Bible. I have to admit that it is beyond my limited abilities to fully explain it to others. Of course, I don’t know anyone who is honest that claims to fully understand the Triune God. Every example I have ever encountered falls short in some aspect. Yet, should we let the fact that we cannot fully understand God or His nature keep us from believing in Him? I think not.

The Bible clearly shows that Jesus had the same attributes as God. He raised the dead, John 11:1-44, He received worship, Matthew 14:33, something only God could receive, He forgave sin, Luke 7:48, and He Sustains, Colossians 1:17. There are numerous other verses that show how Jesus had the same attributes and powers as God.

In fact, the only way someone who has read the Bible could say that Jesus was not God is to discount the truthfulness of the Bible. To say that the Bible is not the Word of God.

Jesus was there from the beginning, not apart from God but God. One God with three personalities. I can’t explain it but God has told us that it is true. For me that is enough. My brain is just not big enough to fully grasp God.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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