Every word of God (the Bible), from the front cover to the back cover is true and accurate. If you lack this faith, then you do not have the necessary faith to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Now that we have laid out most of the basics that have led us to this point, we are going into the first chapter of the book of John.
Jesus spoke, and galaxies came into existence, stars filled the heavens, and planets began revolving in space. Words of awesome, unlimited, and unleashed power spoke everything into existence. In Genesis, Chapter 1, scriptures states God took 6 days to create everything. On the sixth day, he created man. At the end of each day, God looked over his work and said, “All Is Good”. On the day that God rested, Satan like a snake, entered into the Garden of Eden. He deceived man and sin had entered into the world. Now sin would be passed from generation to generation by the seed of man! Jesus is, he was, and he always will be the Creator, Maker, and Lord of all that exists.
John wrote this Gospel for New Christians and Sinners. John discloses Jesus’ identity with his first few words, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was with God in the beginning.” From our reading and understanding of the scriptures, we learn that John is the God-appointed messenger to announce the arrival of Jesus. We also know he is a preacher whose theme was repentance, a fearless confronter, known for his life-style of wearing goat skin and eating honey and wild locusts, and definitely uncompromising.
We can learn some lessons from John’s life: God doesn’t guarantee an easy or safe road life to those who serve Him. Doing what God commands is the greatest investment and standing for truth is more important then life it-self.
John makes it clear that Jesus is not just a man; he is the Son of God. He is the light of the world because he offers us eternal salvation. He was born to die to pay for our sins since the days of Adam and Eve. He was the way to bring man back to God. It is so foolish to call Jesus a good man or moral teacher. Yet we act this way when we choose to live our own way instead of following God’s will.
Believing is active, living, and continuous trust that Jesus is God. When we believe His words, His life, His death, and His resurrection, we are cleansed from sin and receive power to follow him. We must respond by believing.
The key verse in John, Chapter1: 1-51
”I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John The Baptist: yet he who least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”
May God Bless You