Sunday, November 24, 2019

Commentary On John 1:3

"...there are those who teach that Jesus Christ is the first creature of God the Father and also the Creator of the world. But this teaching contains both a logical and Scriptural inconsistency. One cannot be both a creature and the Creator. The second part of John 1:3 excludes the possibly that Jesus Christ was both a creature and a creator in His pre-incarnate state. After stating that "all things through him came into being," John goes on to say, "and without him was not any thing made that was made." The "him" refers to Jesus Christ. The "all" of the first part of the verse and the "not any thing" of the second part are all-inclusive, i.e., they cover the entire creation and have no exception anywhere in the created universe."

Spiros Zodhiates, Was Christ God?, p. 134

2 comments:

  1. It's interesting to note that John 1:3 doesn't have the word 'him'. Autos means 'the same'. Otherwise, autos always refers back to the previous noun. In this case, it is the Word of God. Verse 1-3 simply says that all creation came into existence by the Word of God. God spoke and it happened.

    When the universe and earth came into being, it was by the Word of God.

    When the plant sand herbs came into being, it was by the Word of God.

    When man and all the animals came into being, it was by the Word of God.

    In the Jewish mind, the first part of John was just a reminder of how God works. It's also a reminder that God was completed with all creation in the first six days. It's setting us up for a new creation, in verse 14. A man who would be the Son of Man and the Son of God. A creation seen only once and that was with Adam. That is why Y'shua/Jesus is called the second Adam.

    Good Post!!! Keep up the good work!!

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  2. Thank you for the insightful feedback, Keith.

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