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Matthew, Mark and Luke had each told, in their divinely appointed way, the story of the birth, early years and entrance into ministry of Jesus Christ, and John takes their record for granted, since without it his opening paragraphs would be hardly intelligible.
As the first century drew to its close, sufficient time had elapsed for the launching of attacks on the Person of Christ, as being the very citadel of the faith, and there were philosophic, semi-pagan notions floating about and attaching themselves to the doctrine, which would have been disastrous if they had not been met in the energy of the Spirit of God.
Hence that energy was put forth in the writings of the Apostle John, about a quarter of a century, it would seem, after both Paul and Peter had finished their course.
The early Christians were much troubled by the so-called "Gnostics;" that is, the "Knowing-ones. The Gnostics were at the opposite pole: Then there were those who separated Jesus from the Christ. The Christ was to them an ideal, a state into which man might graduate; whereas Jesus was the historic Man who appeared at Nazareth.
The Gospel that John wrote meets these errors, and was designed to do so. Before considering the opening words it may be well to read the two verses that conclude John 20, for in them the design before the mind of the Spirit in inditing this Gospel is stated.
The miracles recorded are all "signs" that prove Jesus to be the Christ — so that there is no separation between the two. In the faith of these things life is found; while to refuse them is to abide in death.
This is the objective of the Spirit of God in this Gospel and we shall need to keep it continually before us as we travel through it.
We shall find it a very important key to the unlocking of its treasures. The opening words of the first verse carry us back to the most remote moment that our minds are capable of conceiving: In that moment of "beginning" the Word "was," that is, existed. He did not begin then; He existed then.
His eternal Being is proclaimed, and we are carried back before the opening words of Genesis 1. Further He was "with God. The Word is not a title of the Godhead in a general way, apart from any special distinction, for in being "with God" a special, distinctive place is definitely stated.
This being so, the reasoning mind would be inclined to argue: Such reasoning is flatly contradicted by the closing words of verse 1, "the Word was God. Attempts have been made to weaken the force of this great statement, and translate it, "the Word was Divine," or, "the Word was a god," based upon the omission of the definite article; i.
The words are chosen with Divine exactitude: Then the second verse carries us back to the first and second statements of verse 1.
This distinct Personality which characterizes the Word is not something assumed at some subsequent point of time. Eternal Personality was His. In the beginning He was thus "with God," for this distinction of Personality lies in the very essence of the Godhead.
Thus we have had four things stated of the Word.
Whatever else we may have to learn about the Word, here are four things that should bow us in lowly adoration. A fifth thing confronts us in the third verse: He is the creatorial Originator, and that in the fullest sense.
Now we come to things that were made; that is, came into being. In verses 1 and 2 a different word is used. The Word did not come into being: He was, for His being was eternal.
But He originated all that came into being, for He created "all things. The language is remarkable in view of the modern "science falsely so called," so widely popularized, which endeavours to account for everything "without Him. But in truth He cannot be eliminated.
Of all the untold things that originally received being, not one received it apart from Him.Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. Achebe uses this opening stanza of William Butler Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming,” from which the title of the novel is taken, as an epigraph to the novel.
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