John gives us 7 truths about the Word in his prologue. Let’s take a look at what they are:
1. “In the Beginning was the Word” (1:1)
The Word is ETERNAL
Genesis 1:26- us, our
2. “The Word was WITH GOD” (1:1)
Here we see the Word’s PERSONALITY
The power that fulfills God’s purposes (i.e. creation) is the power of a DISTINCT, PERSONAL being. This being has an eternal relationship with God
3. “The Word WAS GOD” (1:1)
The Word’s DEITY
Though distinct from the Father, the Word is not a creature (created). He is divine Himself as the Father is divine.
4. “Through Him all things were made” (1:3)
Here is the word CREATING
Jesus is the Father’s agent in creating EVERYTHING that has ever existed!
This is further proof that Jesus, the maker of all things, does not belong to the class of things created.
1 Corinthians 8:6
5. “In Him was LIFE” (1:4)
Here is the word ANIMATING
There is no physical life in the created order that is not given through Jesus.
Here is the Bible’s answer for the ORIGIN and CONTINUENCE of life, in all its forms (human, plant, bacteria, etc.)
Life is given and maintained BY THE WORD!
Created things do not have life in themselves, but life through THE WORD: the second person of the trinity
1 John 4:9
6. “That life was the LIGHT of ALL MANKIND”
Here is the Word REVEALING
In giving life, the word REVEALS to man His Glory and their need of Him
2 Corinthians 4:6
7. “The Word BECAME FLESH” (1:14)
Here is the word INCARNATE
The baby in the manger at Bethlehem was none other than the ETERNAL WORD OF GOD.