1.2 The Word Became Flesh
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1.2 Before everything else was, the Word had been with God, and the Word was God.
He created everything else. The life which gives light to mankind was in him, and shines in this world’s darkness which cannot overpower nor comprehend it.
God sent John the Baptist, not being the light but to witness only about the light, so that everyone might believe through him. Then the One who is the true light came to fully enlighten everyone in the world.
Jan 2 Although he created the world, it didn’t recognize nor receive him when he came to his own. But to them who received him, who believed in his name, he gave authority to become God’s children - reborn not through physical birth, nor parental desire, but of God.1
So the Word, full of grace and truth, became flesh and lived among us. We saw his glory as of the Father’s only Son. John testified about him saying, “This is he of whom I said, ‘He who follows me ranks above me because he existed before me.’” We all have received countless blessings from his superabundance of grace. For while Moses gave condemning law, justifying grace and truth2 came through Jesus Christ.3 No one has ever seen God, but God’s Son who is in the Father’s heart has revealed Him.”