The Deity of Jesus

John 1:14, The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth (own Greek translation).

What a true and remarkable thing! That the very Word of God became flesh in the person of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ. He is uncreated; He is μονογενοῦς παρὰ πατρός—begotten from the Father. This means Jesus Christ is eternal; He was with God since the beginning. Hence, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word” (John 1:1, own Greek translation). Thus, the deity of Christ is revealed: He is the Word of God who created all things, and He is God Himself. This is why He is uncreated, since He existed in the beginning. Rather, He is begotten—the one and only Son of God—who took upon human flesh and made His inhabitance among us. Only a gracious God would do this in order to save us from our just condemnation.

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