The Word Became Flesh

The Word became flesh and lived among us

The Word Became Flesh
John 1:9-13 True Light

John 1:14-18 The Word Became Flesh

John 1:19-28 John the Baptist
JOHN 1:14  14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

What happened to the “Word”?
“The Word became flesh” - i.e., He became a human being (see Birth of Jesus) - “and lived among us” (John 1:14).

What is the name of the Word who became flesh?
“Jesus Christ” (John 1:17, see below).

JOHN 1:15-17  15 John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks higher than me, because He was before me.’” 16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Which “John testified” as quoted in John 1:15?
See John the Baptist.

What “law” (John 1:17) was given through Moses?
See Ten Commandments

JOHN 1:18  18 No one has ever seen God. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known.

What further detail is given about His relationship with God the Father?
John 1:18 states that Jesus is the Father’s only begotten Son,” and μονογενης (monogenes), the original Greek word translated “only begotten,” literally means “one of a kind” - i.e., “unique” or “incomparable” - and NOT that God the Father existed before Jesus. In the “beginning” (John 1:1) - before the creation of the universe - God the Son, whose name is Jesus, already existed with God the Father.

Is it true that “No one has ever seen God” (John 1:18)?
See They shall all be taught by God.

How can the statements A, B, C, D, E about the “Word” in John 1:1-3 be made more precise with these additional details?
A.  Jesus is someone who can be referred to as “He” or “Him.”
B.  Jesus is the only begotten Son of God the Father.
C.  Jesus is God.
D.  Jesus existed “in the beginning.”
E.  Everything was made through Jesus.

According to the Bible, Jesus isn’t a 30-year-old man who lived 2,000 years ago. John 1:1-18 state that Jesus is God who came to live with mankind in human form for about 30 years some 2,000 years ago, but He always was and remains the Creator God.

Is that true?
If you read “Yes,” would you accept that conclusion? For facts that will enable drawing your own conclusion, please click through the “Next” links below.

If that is true, why would the Creator God come to mankind as a human?
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