Saturday, December 10, 2011

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. ” Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  [John 1: 1-2,14, 14:6]

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us..."

In the beginning was the Word.  He did not have a beginning Himself, but existed from all eternity. As far as the human mind can go back, the Lord Jesus was there. He never was created.
The Word was with God.  The Word was with God. He had a separate and distinct personality. He was not just an idea, a thought, but a real Person who lived with God. The Word was God. He not only dwelt with God, but He Himself was God. The Bible teaches that there is one God and that there are three Persons in the Godhead—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three of these Persons are God.
To become a child in a physical sense, one must be born. So, also, to become a child of God, one must have a second birth, or conversion, or being saved. 
The Word became flesh when Jesus was born as a Baby in the manger at Bethlehem. He had always existed as the Son of God with the Father in heaven, but now chose to come into the world in a human body. He dwelt among us. It was not just a short appearance, about which there might be some mistake or misunderstanding. God actually came to this earth and lived here as a Man among men.  His body was the tent in which He lived among men for thirty-three years.

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