John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, & the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, & without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, & the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, & the darkness has not overcome it.”
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens & the earth.”
John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh & dwelt among us, & we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace & truth.”
“In the beginning was the Christ, & the Christ was with God, & the Christ was God. He [Christ] was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him [Christ], & without Him [Christ] was not any thing made that was made.”
Col 1:17 “And He is before all things, & in Him all things hold together.”
Col 1:15-16 “He [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him [Christ] all things were created, in heaven & on earth, visible & invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him & for Him.”
Heb 1:3 “He is the radiance of the glory of God & the exact imprint of His nature, & He upholds the universe by the Word of His power.”
John 14:9 “Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
John 1:18 “No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known.”
Gen 1:26-27 Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.”
1 John 1:1-4 “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon & have touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life – the life was made manifest, & we have seen it, & testify to it & proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father & was made manifest to us – that which we have seen & heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; & indeed our fellowship is with the Father & with His Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.”
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Part 1 of the Advent series entitled “The Word” is a message on the Logos. Did God speak in order to create all things, or is the Word actually a person within the God-head? If so, then the term “God said…” has more to do with a Word within the Courts of Heaven, and the three persons of the trinity becoming involved in creation. The Word is a person, and that person took on a human body for the sake of redemption.