““I have revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word. Now they understand that everything you have given me comes from you, because I have given them the words you have given me. They accepted them and really understand that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.”, John 17:6-8 NET
• Every time I read those verses, I can’t stop contemplating what it actually means that Jesus came from the father and that the Father sent Jesus. Yesterday, this led me to looking at John 1 to see if I could gain some insight there, and the notes from the NET Bible from a verse in John 1 led me back to Genesis 1. This led to a powerful (yet extremely simple) insight regarding Jesus being God:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”, Genesis 1:1 NET
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.”, John 1:1-3 NET
• Even outside of the verse that says “and the Word was fully God”, we see from Genesis 1 that “God created the heavens and the earth” and then we see from John 1 that all things were created by Jesus and apart from Jesus not one thing was created that has been created. (I know I said this same thing yesterday but I think it’s very powerful). In other words, how can Jesus not be God based on these two passage alone?