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And the Word Was God

Some people ask how to understand John 1:1, since some people claim that this verse should read that the Word was “a God”—or “a god.” This claim is based on the fact that in the original Greek text the word theos in the last clause of John 1:1 does not have the definite article, as it does in the second clause, which refers to the Father. This argument comes from a lack of understanding of Greek grammar and syntax.

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Who Was Jesus Before His Human Birth?

Did Jesus exist before his human birth? What or who was Jesus before his incarnation? Was he the God of the Old Testament?

In order to understand who Jesus was, we first should understand the basic doctrine of the Trinity. The Bible teaches us that God is one and only one being. This tells us that whoever or whatever Jesus was before his human incarnation, he could not have been a God separate from the Father.

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Messianic Secret

Joseph Tkach

Messianic Secret

Jesus once healed a man of leprosy and then strongly warned him not to tell anyone about it. Why?

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Jesus once healed a man of leprosy and then strongly warned him not to tell anyone about it. But instead of keeping it secret, the man went right out and began speaking freely, telling everyone who would listen.

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Let God Be God

Photo of Mike FeazellMay I ask you a couple of personal questions? 

You don't have to respond out loud; silent answers will do. The answers are for you, not for me.

Here's the first question: Has your child ever gotten a bit rebellious, uncooperative or disrespectful?

And here's the second: Did you punish him or her? Remember, just a silent answer. No need to raise your hand.

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J. Michael Feazell
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The Incarnation: All About Love

Joseph Tkach

The Incarnation: All About Love

God is not only the origin and source of love; he has woven love tightly into the fabric of the universe.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Jesus once told his disciples, “By this shall all people know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.” It is no wonder that love should be the central focus of everything related to our Christian faith. After all, as John tells us in 1 John 4:8, God is love. God is not only the origin and source of love; he has woven love tightly into the fabric of the universe.

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Who Is Jesus?

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith" (Heb. 12:2). Jesus is the central figure in Christianity, a distinctive element in the faith. The Bible says a lot about this person, and we have a lot of articles about him. Here we group them in general chronological order:

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The Freedom of the Person of Christ

It is necessary to grasp the meaning of three freedoms if we are going to be able to explain the full significance of freedom. These three freedoms are 1) divine freedom, 2) created freedom and 3) human freedom.

1) Divine freedom is to be understood as the uncreated freedom of the one, sovereign and free God who is the Creator and Redeemer of the world. Divine freedom, as uncreated freedom, is noncontingent freedom. This means that this type of freedom possesses the absolute freedom to exist. It depends on nothing outside of itself for its existence.

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John McKenna
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