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The Word Became Flesh - John 1:1

Updated on December 1, 2012

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:1

My favorite. One of the key questions asked, who was Jesus? In fact, He asked it Himself:

Mark 8:29 - "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"

We see in John 1:1 that Jesus is referred to as the Word, uncreated, with God from time eternal and being one in the same. One in the same yet separate, two corners of a triangle defining a singular, triune God. God in three persons:

The Father and Son being two (Deity), the Holy Spirit rounding it out (Trinity).

Why the need for Father and Son? Why not just one guy defined in one person? Look at it a few ways:

1. God took on flesh in the Son, thus a physical separation of sorts.

2. Jesus came to make a perfect sacrifice, a blameless stand in on our behalf. Who else, besides a perfect and sinless God, could qualify?

3. What more love could a Father show than giving His own for us? Likewise, what better friend exists than He who would lay down His own life?

4. Can we know Him in a personal way? We can, as He took on flesh and walked the earth as a person.

A question to ponder, who do we say that He is?


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