In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth wasformless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the SPIRIT OF GOD was hovering over the waters. Gen 1:1-2 (NIV)
What an amazing thought this is, that the Trinity was in existence at the creation which means they existed BEFORE creation!! However my opinion is nothing but an opinion. The way to prove Doctrine is not through man’s interpretation or opinion. The ONLY way is to allow the Scriptures to interpret the Scripture. So what does it say?
Take a look at Genesis 1:26, first in the NIV:
Then GOD SAID, “Let us make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness…”
The same verses in the MSG read:
GOD SPOKE: “Let US make human beings in OUR image…”
Here is what is in John 1:1 (NIV)
In the beginning was the WORD, and THE WORD was WITH GOD, and the WORD WAS GOD. 2 HE WAS WITH GOD IN THE BEGINNING.”
If you look up “WORD” at http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G3056&t=KJV you will find the following:
In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world’s life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man’s salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.”
John 1:14 (NIV) states:
The WORD BECAME FLESH and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
IS THIS TOTALLY AWESOME OR WHAT??? JESUS was at the creation, along with the Holy Spirit, and God … the TRINITY. THEN… JESUS… became man, born of a virgin, STILL God but lived as man WITHOUT sin so HE could totally understand us and even more important so that HE could fulfill the scriptures … to live, be crucified, hang from the cross for 6 hours and die a very painful death, be buried, and 3 days later rose from the dead. WHY did HE do this? He did it for you and for me so we could NOT ONLY spend eternity with HIM but so we would have life in communion with HIM here on earth, living life to the full … till it overflows (see John 10:10).
Jesus was the WORD and became FLESH.
You may be asking WHY is this so important. JESUS is part of the Trinity, yet HE came to save us from ourselves and eternal damnation. The ENTIRE Bible is ALL about JESUS from Genesis to Revelation. HE was there before time, at the creation, and the Old Testiment is full of examples of JESUS and foreshadowing of His coming. The New Testiment is all about HIS coming and being on earth to fulfill the Scriptures. And the book of Revelation is about revealing MORE of Christ to us for today and for the life we will spend with HIM in eternity. Now… THAT is good news.
And we are just getting started!!
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