The Word and God
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) He was with God in the beginning.” - John 1:1-2
Concept Summary – Our visible invisible God.
For your contemplation, the first part of the Nicene Creed:
THE NICENE CREED
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
It continues for a while, including a section recognizing the Holy Spirit as God as well. You really should look it up and read the creed, it’s fascinating. But guess where they went to find a divine description of our Lord? If you guessed our week's verses above, you win the prize!
The gospel of John is the only one that describes Jesus as ‘The Word.' Totally absent in the other three. As a matter of fact, there’s no genealogy, no description of His birth, no account of His temptation in the wilderness, the Gospel of John has just one focus: presenting Jesus as God in the flesh.
I’d strongly recommend you take some time and read the gospel of John if you seriously want to discover Jesus’ divinity. His being God in the flesh is Target One for the devil to attack, for our culture to ridicule, and really it’s the biggest thing for us to truly get our minds around.
Our maturity in the faith comes directly from realizing Jesus is God and how He expects us to trust and yield to Him. His message is grace from start to finish, and the first step on the forever path is recognizing Jesus as Who He really is. The only Son of God!