John 1:1

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John 1:1 - What does it mean?

John 1:1 read: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

John 1:1 means that, unlike all other mortals, whose life begins when semen fertilizes an egg, Jesus lived before His conception by the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb. This agrees with John the Baptist's words in John 1:15, Christ's own words in John 3:13, and Paul's words in Colossians 1:17.

John 1:1 means that, in his pre-existent state, Jesus was, is, and is to come the very, eternal God the Son, He and the Father are two separate persons of One indivisible essence. This agrees with Christ's statements in John 5:17-18, 8:58, Paul's in Colossians 1:19, 2:9, and Hebrews 1:3.

John 1:1 also means that, as God's Word, Jesus always communicated God's will to humanity, even in Old Testament revelation (Genesis 28:10-15, John 1:50-51, Exodus 17:6, 1 Corinthians 10:4). He certainly revealed God's will when He came as the God/Man in Israel, and did so with an integrity no skepticism can rationally deny.



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