Can the Holy Bible be summed up in just 3 verses? Yes it can!
Let us break this down a little so that we can all understand what is really being said here. In the beginning was the Word & the Word (Here the “Word” is Jesus Christ, He is the Living Word) was with God, & the Word was God. (God the Father, God the Son, & God the Holy Spirit, so one can say that Jesus Christ is the 2nd Member of the Godhead.)
Looking deeper into this we can see that our “Lord Jesus Christ” as well as the “Word” are one & one being the same. With this being said we can also say that the “Written Word” & the “Living Word” are one & one being the same.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, & dwelt among us, (and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of Grace & Truth.
Again, let us look deeper into this scripture. And the Word was made flesh (This is telling us that “God became man” referring to the “Incarnation”) & dwelt among us, (& we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of Grace & Truth.
We learn here that the “Word” did become “Flesh.” Are next question is: Why? The only answer to that question is:
John 1:29 Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
So, looking at this as a whole we know that the “Word” became “flesh” to be Crucified on the “Cross” so that all of the “sin of the world” that came to us because of the “Fall of man” can be “taken away.” God is an Everlasting God, so for God to be able to die He must become flesh. This being the “only” answer for the salvation of the human race. “IF” there was any other way, don’t you think God would have used it instead of becoming flesh and dieing on the Cross of Calvary?
If you have stayed with me this far, lets get a little deeper on this subject. Have you noticed that John called Jesus Christ the “Lamb of God”? This reference was not made by mistake. Beginning in Chapter 4 of Genesis we have the sacrifice of a lamb for each person, during the Exodus we have a lamb for each household, then after that it became a lamb for a nation. But all those millions and millions of sacrificed lambs from the beginning of Creation till the death of Jesus Christ at Calvary’s Cross could do nothing but paint over the sin of the world.
When Jesus Christ died on the Cross of Calvary, He became the “Only” Lamb needed to washed all sins of the world clean for eternity. So we can actually say that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all those millions of sacrificed lambs that were offered during the Old Testament times.
We now know that the entirety of the Word of God can be summed up in just these three verses: John 1:1, 14, & 29
And, one verse says it all: 1st Cor. 1:23 “Jesus Christ & Him Crucified” !!!!
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