The Good News for a Modern World | Part 4
Who is Jesus Christ?
Part 1 | How Did Jesus Life Begin?
→The life of Jesus began in the heavens as the unique creation of the Father. John referred to him as ‘the Word.’
“In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. This one was in [the] beginning with God.”
– John 1:1-2
The ‘Word’ was not only a direct divine creation, but he was also a Creator in his own right, for the Father granted him the right to create his own universe:
"All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence.”
– John 1:3
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him.”
– Colossians 1:15-16
In time, our Creator God, the Word, in some unrevealed manner, transferred his life into the body of a Jewish woman, Mary, and came to be born as a son of man:
“So the Word became flesh and resided among us, and we had a view of his glory, a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father; and he was full of undeserved kindness and truth.”
– John 1:14
After his birth, the Word came to be known as “Jesus.” (Matthew 1:25)