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36 THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
events in the Bible, most who possess even a slight knowledge of
the world's "best seller" would say, "Why in Genesis chapter one
verse one, of course."
WRONG!
The real beginning, in order oftime sequence, is found in the
New Testament, in the first chapter of John, verse one. The events
portrayed in Genesis occurred later - possibly even millions of
years later.
But the event recorded in John 1: 1 reveals an existence per–
haps long prior to the time God created the earth and the material
universe.
Note it: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God and the Word was God."
It
continues, "The same was
in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and
without him was not anything made that was made."
The term "all things" is translated in Hebrews 1:3, in the
Moffatt translation, as "the UNIVERSE." The entire UNIVERSE was
made by Him!
The fourteenth verse ofJohn 1says: "And the Word was made
ftesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld bis glory, the glory as
of the only begotten ofthe Father,) full of grace and truth."
The Personage called the Word was the one who ultimately–
yet more than 1900 years ago-was born Jesus Christ.
The name, "the Word," is translated from the original Greek
text, and means, literally, just what is translated into English -
"Spokesman. ' ' But He was not the Son of God "in the beginning."
Yet the Scriptures reveal that He has always existed, and always
will - "from eternity to eternity." He was "without father, with–
out mother, without deseen t. having neither beginning of days nor
end oflife ..." (Heb. 7:3).
So
think
on this, ifyou will!
Originally there existed
only
these two Spirit Personages, self–
existent. They had creative powers - they had perfect supreme
minds - they possessed perfect, holy and righteous CHARACTER.
But THERE
W
AS NONE ELSE - NOTHING ELSE! There was no
matter - no material universe - YET! No other living being or
thing.
Only these two, equal in mind and powers, except that