7 comments on “In the Beginning

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  2. I believe that John, in John 1:1-4, is expanding and explaining who that Creator-God is in: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) He is also clarifying “Us” in “Then God said, “Let Us make man in our own image…” (Genesis 1:26). John is showing that God IS an “Us”, a plurality of persons, which hadn’t been explained-explicitly in the Old Testament.

    Blessings!
    Steve

  3. John 1:1 is one of the clearest and most concisely written statements about Jesus. As I’m sure you know, in the Greek, Jesus’s identity is more clearly stated. It literally reads, “And God was the Word.” Grammatically, no article is in front of “God” (theos), but one is in front of “word” (logos). As Martin Luther said, the lack of an article is against Sabellianism (“the God”: the Father and Jesus are the same); the word order is against Arianism (The word is “a god”).

    What a brilliant revelation of Jesus Christ in five little words!

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