The Light of the World

John 1:2-4.

The same was in the beginning with God.

 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.

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Today’s passage starts by confirming that Jesus was there with God in the beginning. They are two separate entities, but One at the same time. God the Father is God the Son. God the Son is God the Father.

Verse 3: All things were made by Him. God has always existed. He never had a beginning or an ending. and He will never end. He was and is the Creator, and Jesus Christ was there, as well. Jesus is God; God is Jesus.

So, if all things were made by Him, are we saying that God created televisions? Radio? Automobiles? Computers? Telephones?

He created every substance out of which these inventions were formed. He created humankind with the ability to take what God created and combine one thing with another to invent wonderful new things. But every substance necessary for such inventions was there, at Creation, with God. Without Him, nothing could be invented.

In Him was Life: The Word is the source of all life; not just biological, but of the very principle of life. The ancient Greek word translated life is zoe, which means “the life principle,” not bios, which is mere biological life.

That life is the Light of men: The Word does not just contain life and light: He is life and light. He is the Light of the World.

2 thoughts on “The Light of the World

  1. Thanks Linda. One cannot do exhaustive research into the nature of God without rethinking the classic Trinity Doctrine and attempting to discover its origins. You state correctly, of course, that the Father is the Son and the Son is the Father. Incidentally, the phrases “God the Son” and “God the Holy Spirit” do not exist in Scripture. Many Christians are confused about the nature of God, even to the point of believing that Jesus is either not God or is somehow less than God, even though many passages in Scripture refute this, especially right there in the first part of John’s gospel. John puts forth the clear truth that Jesus is God and the only Light of the World in a straightforward and refreshing way.

    I know it must be hard limiting yourself on these commentaries! There is so much rich material to draw from.

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  2. Thanks for your comment, RJ. Yes, it is difficult to hold to my firm standard of relatively short posts.

    Concerning the Doctrine of the Trinity, I seem to remember that you have written about it and that you don’t accept the same view that I do. And what I take home from that is a deep appreciation that true believers can disagree and still enjoy fellowship together in the Spirit, and no one is angry. I have long stood on the principle that we can agree to disagree and still remain friends as we share a love and reverence for our Savior.

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