December 12

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, andthe Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.  John 1:1-3

 

 

John wrote about the majesty and divine nature of our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in a profound way.  John said that Christ, in his divine essence, is the Word of the eternal Father.  If the Word existed from the beginning before anything was created, then it must follow that this Word is God.   We can easily draw this conclusion: whatever had its existence before the creation of the world must be God, because only the Creator can exist separate from creation.  Everything that exists is either Creator or creation – either God or creature.  Through John, the Holy Spirit stated that “in the beginning was the Word” and “without him nothing was made that has been made.”  For this reason, we can never think of the Word as something created.  The Word is eternal.  No one can deny or disprove the conclusion that this Word is God.

This passage establishes that Christ is God.  On the basis of this fact, we believe and know with certainty that Mary gave birth to our Lord and Savior and that he is true and natural God, born in eternity by the Father.  This is why he can’t be considered an angel.  Instead, he is the Lord and Creator of angels and of all other creatures.  As Paul states, “For by him all things were created: things in heaven nd on earth, visible and invisible” (Colossians 1:16).

Now, we know that Holy Scripture is God’s word and will last forever (1 Peter 1:25).  Scripture clearly states that the Word existed in the beginning before anything was created and that the Word made everything.  So it follows that believers can’t hold any other opinion or come to any other conclusion:  The Word was not created or made, but already existed from eternity.

 

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World

 

A 2005 Gold Medallion finalist!

 

Martin Luther served as a catalyst of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. This book teaches children about his fascinating life, influence, and teaching while encouraging them to see how God uses them in His kingdom today.

 

Children learn the historic background to a significant time in the church. They discover that, like Martin Luther, they can learn about the reality of Christ’s life and death on their behalf, His grace and mercy, and His desire for them as baptized, redeemed children of God.

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