One of my favorite Bible Verses is John 1:1-17. What a grand and glorious description of the Deity of Christ, and his attribute of being the instrument by which creation was made. I also love thinking of Christ as the Living Word of God and the Bible being the Written Word of God. I love how Jesus and the Bible are paralleled in such dramatic style in the opening verses.
So many cults today begin by denying the deity of Christ. John 1:1 clearly establishes Christ as fully God. If there is any question of who the “Word” is, we get clarification in John 1:14, the Word became Flesh, and dwelt among us. We also see that Christ was not a created being. He existed from the beginning as Christ, and He simply “became flesh” at his conception.
Enjoy this verse in the grand literary style of the King James Version:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Please share your thoughts on this verse? What insights have you gained, or how have you been touched by this verse?