I. The Eternal Word Incarnated Coming to Bring God into Man
A. Introduction to Life and Building
1. The Word in Eternity Past, Who Was God, through Creation
Coming as Life and Light to Bring Forth the Children of God
1 1aIn the beginning was the 2bWord, and the Word was 3with God, and the 4Word was 5cGod.
2 1He was 2in the beginning with God.
3 aAll things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not one thing came into being which has come into being.
4 In Him was 1alife, and the life was the 2blight of men.
5 And the alight shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
6 There came a man 1sent from God, whose name was John.
7 1He came for a testimony that he might testify concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
8 He was not the light, but came that he might testify concerning the light.
9 This was the atrue light which, coming into the world, benlightens every man.
10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, yet the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, yet those who were His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as 1areceived Him, to them He gave the authority to become 2children of God, to those who 1believe into His name,
13 Who were begotten not 1of 2blood, nor 1of the 2will of the flesh, nor 1of the 2will of man, but 1of God.