Daily Bible Study
John 1:1,2: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God." 'In the beginning': Genesis 1:1 starts with the moment of creation and moves forward to the creation of humanity. John 1:1 starts with creation and contemplates eternity past. The fact that "the Word was with God" suggests a face-to-face relationship. Thus the word "with" indicates a personal relationship, but also implies equal status. The Word, Jesus Christ Himself, is an active Person in communication with the Father. Moreover, "the Word was God." The word order in Greek shows that the Word was "God," not "a god." This is a straightforward declaration of Christ's deity, since John uses "Word" to refer to Jesus. The Word was of the very quality of God, while still retaining His personal distinction from the Father. 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 in loving fellowship with one another.