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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
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Satan has deceived people into almost every other belief.
Perhaps the largest number have been deceived into believing
God is a "trinity" - God in THREE persons - LIMITING God
to
three persons and misrepresenting the HoLY SPIRIT, which ftows
from God and from Christ, to be a single person.
Others think ofGod as ONE PERSON
ONLY.
But notice, again, in the New Testament, John 1:1-5, 14:
"In the beginning was the Word." Sounds similar to Gen–
esis 1:1, doesn't it? In Genesis 1:1, it is: "In the beginning Ood."
But the English name Goo in Genesis 1: 1 is translated from the
Hebrew
Elohim,
meaning more than one person forming
ONE
God
In John 1, the word "Word" in English is translated
from the original inspired Greek word
logos,
which means
"word," "spokesman," "revelatory thought," as a being or
person.
The next words in John 1, " ... 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 ..."(verses 1-4).
This "Logos" was a person. This person existed "from the be–
ginning" the same as God. He
ALWA YS
self-existed. He existed
with
God. And He, also,
was
God. He is and was a person. God,
whom He was WITH, is also a person. They both coexisted forever.
"All things" (words elsewhere translated "the universe") were
made by Him- the Word- the Divine Spokesman.
But now notice verse 14: "And the Word was made ftesh,
and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory as of the only be–
gotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." This, of course, is
speaking of Jesus Christ. In the human ftesh, He was begotten of
God the Father, the
only
one ever so begotten (before human
birth).
At the time of this begettal and human birth "the Word"
be–
carne
the Son of God.
The Father, from heaven, said of Jesus, "Thou art my be–
loved
Son,
in whom I am well pleased." Jesus, praying, called
God "Father"- "Father and Son"- a FAMILY relationship. The
Church, at the resurrection to immortal SPIRIT life, is to MARRY
the resurrected and glorified Christ (Eph. 5:25-28). So we have