Page 57 - COG Publications

Basic HTML Version

Who and What Is God?
Wrong!
In time-order the earliest revelation of
WHO
and
WHAT
God is is found in the New Testament: John 1:1.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the
beginning with God. All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made that was made. In
him was life; and the life was the light of men" (John
1:1-4).
"The Word" in this passage is translated from the
Greek
logos,
which means "spokesman," "word" or
"revelatory thought." It is the name there used for an
individual Personage. But who or what is this Logos?
Notice the explanation in verse 14:
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
When he was born as Jesus Christ, he was flesh and
blood, materialistic and could be seen, touched and felt.
But what was he? As God-as the Logos? That is
answered in John 4:24, "God is a Spirit," and spirit is
invisible. We know what was his form and shape as the
human Jesus. But of what form and shape was he as the
Word? We will explain that later.
The Word, then, is a Personage who was made
flesh-begotten by God, who through this later begettal
became his Father. Yet at that prehistoric time of the
first verse of John 1, the Word was not (yet) the Son of
God. He divested himself of his glory as a Spirit divinity
to be begotten as a human person. He was made God's
Son, through being begotten or sired by Goo and born of
the virgin Mary.
So here we find revealed originally
two Personages.
One is God. And with God in that prehistoric time was
another Personage who also was God-one who later
41