In our first week of delving into the text of John’s gospel we discover many themes common elsewhere in the Bible, which overturns the notion of some skeptics that the work itself is in reference to Greek or Gnostic ideas. Instead, it is a Jewish work.
Second, we see that John’s text is carefully written in such a way as to preserve what John believes about Jesus, which is that he was God incarnate.
Specific allusions to Jesus as the Word, the Word was God, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and Jesus as the “only begotten God,” all debunk notions that he was a created being, as the modern-day Jehovah’s Witnesses believe.
In this video presentation, this Home Bible Study cover those opening declaration by John, as well as others, and provides an important foundation for the rest of the book.