Biblical Survey of the New Testament
November 10, 2015
When we read the Bible most people interpret or see things a little bit differently than others. If you were reading the Bible piece by piece, or each book individually, you may not get the full understanding or background of what was happening in that time. An example of what can be misinterpreted is in the Gospel of John when he is referring to the “Word”. When some discuss the Bible they talk about the word as the scripture, but these are two very different things. Scripture in itself are the words written by God, but the “Word” spoken of in the Bible is the divine entity, Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Johns …show more content…
Which goes to show before the Universe existed Jesus Christ had already been created, this is a strong and powerful statement testifying to His Deity. John is intensely presenting the truth which is the basis of all truth that we believe as Christians, that Jesus Christ is Deity, Jesus is God.
John explains to the people that “Jesus is the Son of God” (John 1:34). He tells them that Jesus is the incarnated Word of God, and that he brings grace and truth. The purpose of this gospel, as stated by John himself, is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was Christ, the Son of God, and that believers in him might have eternal life. In reading the book of John, I learned that John was showing Jesus as having the divine word within him and that all of the tremendous things that Jesus accomplishes were through the power of God.
Since God was present in Jesus we can see the relationship of the divine and the human, hence why Jesus is referred to as the Son of God. I believe this is also why we, the believers, are known as God’s children as well. As believers and followers of God’s will, God can live through us and we can spread His love and will. "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." (John