John's Gospel Research Paper

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defined any doctrines and creeds, before the New Testament was written. The gospel goes back before Jesus preached any sermons or performed any miracles, before Jesus was born in a manger, before Jesus was conceived in his mother Mary’s womb. The gospel goes back before the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus issued a decree that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, back before the founding of Rome. The gospel goes back before David ruled Israel, before Moses led slaves out of Egypt, before Abraham, before Noah. Back, back, back: before Adam and Eve or any human; before animals, birds, fish, or plants; before land or water; before earth or sky; before matter or energy; before any created thing; back, back, back through all ages to the very beginning. John’s gospel starts by saying, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:1,14).…show more content…
There was never a time when he was not. At the very beginning of all things, when time and space came to be, the Word was already there. The Word never began; the Word simply was, is, and always will be, without beginning or end. This divine Person called the Word joined himself to a human nature and become known to us as Jesus. But the Word did not begin to exist when baby Jesus was born in the manger or when the baby was first conceived in Mary’s womb. That was the beginning of Jesus’ human life but not of his divine life. The divine Word had no beginning at all. This Person called the Word was with God before all ages, before all worlds. In fact, this person called the Word was himself God, and it was this God, this divine Person, who entered this world as the baby Jesus. The mystery behind the manger is this ever-living
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