Bible Study John Chapter 1 – Verse 1-3
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.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. Jesus is the Word, the Word is two-fold, word conceived, and word uttered. There is the word conceived, that is, thought, which is the first and only immediate product and conception of the soul. And thus, the second person in the Trinity is fitly called the Word, for He is first-begotten of the Father. There is the word uttered, and this is speech, the chief and most natural indication of the mind. And thus Christ is the Word, for by Him God has in these last days spoken to us. He has made known God’s mind to us, as a man’s word or speech makes known his thoughts.
In the beginning speak about Jesus’s existence, not only before His incarnation, but before all time. The world was from the beginning, but the Word was in the beginning. The Word had a being before the world had a beginning. He that was in the beginning never began, and therefore was ever. It’s repeating of the word, ” The Word was with God, and the Word was God” that is He was from eternity, as ever with Him. Neither the Person of Christ, nor His Sonship, came into being at a point in time. Rather, the Father and the Son have always been together.
When the world was created, Jesus was with Him (And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth Genesis 1:26). Jesus was with God from the beginning of time. There wasn’t nothing made without Him from the highest angel to the smallest mammal, God the Father did nothing without Jesus. This proves that He is God, He and His Father are one, but function in different positions (I and my Father are one – John 10:30).
Jesus’ characteristics, behavior and nature was exactly that of His Father, making Him God, and God Himself told Jesus He was God ( But unto the Son He saith, Thy throne , O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteouness is the sceptre of thy kingdom – Hebrews 1:8). This proves the excellency of the Christian religion, that the author and founder of it is the same that was the author and founder of the world.This shows how well qualified He was for the work of our redemption and salvation. Logos is one of the most important titles of Christ, (Word). The Word is probably the strongest passage in the New Testament for declaring the deity of Jesus Christ.