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John 1:1

QUESTION: 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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What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

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