John Chapter 1 Discussion

  • Duncan - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Part (B)

    HI Things to remember when you make your vows before God.

    1.Serve God with fear and trembling for He made us and not we, so we are in His creating and when we pray, we enter into his presence.

    2.All the vows that you make is being recorded by an angle and one day we will give an account of each man's words.

    3.When you pray BeCareful for your mouth will cause you to sin if you fail to pay your vows before God

    4.Don't fail to pay your vows and cause God to destroy the works of your hands.

    It's written in

    ( Ecclesiastes 5:4-6 kjv)

    4.When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

    5. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

    6. Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands

    pray to God to give you understanding Amen
  • Duncan - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Part (A)


    Please Pray for understanding which Cames from God.

    Remember its written in James 1:8 a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

    So, when you came to the alter to pray you are communicating with God and God does hear our prayers.

    Remember Cornelius when he was in his room Praying and an angle appeared to him to and said.

    (Your Prayers have been Heard)

    Acts 10:31

    31 and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your [a]alms are remembered in the sight of God.

    As indicated by the word of God, our Prayers are heard and God takes our prayers seriously, In the book of Hebrews we see that the prophets prayed by faith and God answered their Prayers and Shut heavens and no rain poured for three years.

    So, it's important when one makes a vow before God to be able to perform it by fulfilling what you have told God you will do.

    (For teaching purposes)

    For example, a young man once prayed before God and ask God to help him go to a foreign country and he will preach the Gospel to the world. Within few days or weeks God answered His prayers and opened that chance to happen. Now that young man had received his request and one day God opened the chance for His word to be preached around the world though that young man.

    Now if this young man preaches the gospel, he will perform his vows Before God. but if he fails to do so then he will be a fool who has not kept his word before God, and a double minded man unstable in his way.

    Its also important to note that God is faithful who will also do it.

    So while Praying before God be sure what you request you will do it, or else do ask if you know you will be unable to pay your vows before God.
  • SarahNug on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Regardless if you believe in God or not, read this message!

    Throughout history, we can see how we have been slowly conditioned coming to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that Jesus foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?

    In the last book of the Bible, Revelation 13:16-18, we read,

    "He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles-- Revelation 19:20) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666."

    Speaking to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!

    These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one "OR" the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate both places, or one--not one OR the other!

    This is where it really starts to come together. It is amazing how accurate the Bible is concerning the implantable RFID microchip. Here are notes from someone named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip:

    "Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and contro
  • Gail on John 1 - 1 year ago
    What does the Bible say about making vows to God
  • Pastor Doug Joseph on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Everybody doesn't know who Jesus is. He is in plain site but some of us will never know how to find him. As matter of fact he is found in this particular chapter of the bible.

    Do you Know who he is?
  • Sammi - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Yes , I agree . Many these days seem to equate Godliness with gain . We must try to remember Jesus's warning about the deceitfulness of riches .
  • Rugged Christian - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Unfortunately, many believe that to "produce good fruit" means to gain financially and/or gaining a large flock around them. I believe that by producing good fruit is increasing your love for God and showing that in both one's personal and public life whether it is meant to be seen by everyone or not. "Producing Good Fruit" or "Show One's Fruit" can twist and turn many minds and can lead to intense debates.
  • Bzb36s - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Also, to go along with what you said concerning John the Baptist of the revelation of who Jesus The Christ was before any miracles were performed. Even before John laid his physical eyes upon Jesus, it says in Luke 1:41 that the baby John leapt in his mother's womb at just the presence of Christ also in the womb in his mother's womb. This revelation only comes from the Father and His will and design.
  • Richard H Priday on John 1 - 1 year ago
    John 1:5 conclusion. When we read John 13:30; we see Judas Iscariot going out "immediately" after given the "sop" which was given traditionally to an honored guest. The narrative continues into John 14 and 15 all the way to John 15:16 which mentions the Disciples being called; chosen AND ordained (sans the traitor). The "fruit production" comes to those God has enabled to do this.

    They have promises therefore of inheriting eternal life and the glories of heaven ( John 14:2).

    The cost of being a disciple of course was soon to be revealed; namely in Peter's fall. In Luke 22:32 the word "converted" is used in order to describe what would soon happen. Christ knew all; of course that Peter was one of His own (as He would give nicknames to emphasize characteristics of the Apostles). In John 1:42 Jesus said that he would be called Cephus or the rock; later on in Matthew 16:16 we see that Christ was revealed to Peter as to who He was. Therefore the word converted here would mean to be restored spiritually after the fall; but it showed the effects of true repentance. Peter until this point was impetuous and immature in many ways as a child in his walk; so the meaning here is when Peter's outward behavior would represent a radical transfomation and involved dying to self. This made him ready after the Resurrection to take on what he knew would end up in martyrdom ( John 21:18). It also gave him boldness in the Book of Acts despite a realistic fear of his own persecution.

    Let us therefore take heed; that we are slow to speak as well as swift to hear and slow to wrath (mixed up interpretation of James 1:19). We need to look out for false teachers as well; who self identify as believers; but show no evidence of true faith and producing good fruit.
  • Richard H Priday on John 1 - 1 year ago
    John 1 verse 5.

    Somewhere I have discussion here on the entire book of John focusing on Predestination. I thought this particular verse needed emphasis. This verse shows how those who are in darkness spiritually can't understand the Spirit and how Christ is distinct from the world in Holiness as well as being its Creator. Therefore; the standard set is according to man's interpretation of a "righteous man or a Prophet" ( Matt. 16:15). Such a question this late in the game really boggles the mind; and it is clear early on with John the Baptist ( John 1:33) that the Spirit revealed to him who Christ was. Keep in mind this was BEFORE any miracles were performed by Christ Himself at the onset of the ministry. Jesus went immediately to the wilderness to be tested of the Devil BEFORE His onset of public outreach. This should reveal to us all those world powers and principalities that rule in high places and how hard the enemy will fight those who are potentially dangerous to his world system ( Eph. 6:12). It is interesting to examine this in light of our salvation experience; it seems rare that people take on a fast immediately after conversion but we see Paul for instance in a forced fast after his blindness ( Acts 9:9) after God struck him down.

    We need to ensure that the light in us isn't darkness ( Luke 11:35). Satan comes as an angel of light ( 2 Cor. 11:14). This is why we are to test ourselves to see if we are in the faith ( 2 Cor. 13:5). Hence the verse of the day ( John 15:16) demonstrates that we are chosen AND ordained to bear fruit. This is slightly different as to Judas Iscariot who was called and chosen but didn't bear good fruit. In God's presence miracles would happen but he was only interested in how it benefited him. This should be a warning to anyone attempting to do good works in their own strength. True fruit only comes from above as the Spirit abides in a man ( John 15:4). We must therefore abide in Him (see Romans 8:16).
  • Adex on John 1:1 - 1 year ago
    Jesus is thy way to heaven
  • Mbaziira john on John 1 - 1 year ago
    it has really changed my life
  • Chris - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    There is an option to receive an audio presentation of the Bible from this website. When you select a Book of the Bible and the chapter you want to read (at the Box called 'Select a Book'), you will see your chapter open up when you click on it. Then to its right hand, there are various options. Select the bottom one with picture of headphones - turn on your speakers and listen to God's Word spoken.
  • Saydee Dockery - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Yes I will pray for you too hope you feel better I will ask God to heal you as soon as posible because no one likes being in rehab. Your Parents are probably so worried about you because sometimes you might think if your parents don't pray for you you don't think they care about you, but God always cares about you and he is always going to have a plan for you. I will pray really hard. feel better soon.
  • Saydee Dockery on John 1 - 1 year ago
    I want my online Bible to read to me. Can you make it read to me?
  • GiGi - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago

    I do hope your rehab goes successfully in learning to walk again. I will pray for you over this time you are there, so please check back in with us with updates to remind me to pray for you.
  • David - In Reply on John 1 - 1 year ago
    Anthon Don't you think God knows your condition and by his SON Jesus Christ your still his child born again

    key word born can't be reversed, also collossians 2:13-23 then all same epistle chapter 3 deals with where

    we keep our mind. Look brother we have been redeemed i.e. bought back and justified i.e. and we have the

    righteousness of God inChrist which means we stand infront of God with no sense of sin guilt or condemnation

    walking by the spirit so do not beat yourself up GOD ISNT. If God is no longer against us when we do our best

    then why do we when our sin is bought and payed for not saying if we blow we don't ask forgivemess, we

    acknowledge our broken fellowship which is what sin and do it honestly then keep moving on. That's what our

    great example King davuid did when he blew it with bathsheba and had her husband murdered, he acknowledge

    his sin ask forgiveness was in sackclothe and ashes three days prayer that the child would live then when he got

    word that he died immediately got himself together and back to doing what God told him to be doing. Remember

    this is a man that God says scripturally uis a man after His own heart. So love yourself and think of yourself as

    God thinks of you, and remember the sabbath was made for man not man for the sabbath IT IS WRITTEN.
  • Anthon on John 1 - 1 year ago
    My circumstances at the moment do not allow me to go to church on Saturday the sabbath because I am temporarily in a rehabilitation center learning to walk again after about a month stay in the hospital for medical reasons. I wanted to know while I am not keeping the sabbath holy. I do read and listen to my Bible on my smartphone. I hope to be discharged from said rehab place in another 3 months or so. I wanted to know if I am still sinning against God
  • Jy'Quan on John 1 - 2 years ago
    When does God send a man a wife?
  • Giannis - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago
    Helloi Chris I 'll come back to this some other time. GBU
  • Chris - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago
    Brother Giannis, thank you for your comment. As a young person attending 'Church', I was taught that Jesus was always in Heaven (from the beginning), a part of the Trinity (therefore in spirit form), & was sent to Earth to become Man to fulfil God's Plan. I think you're saying the same thing but adding that since God's Word came to the people, Jesus was also called the "Word of God".

    Ordinarily, I would agree with that view. But in studying the Scriptures, the following convinces me to believe differently.

    John 1:1 (He was never known by this Name Jesus - only that the Word existed within the Godhead, just as the Holy Spirit exists).

    John 1:14 (that Word was given flesh - the Word's Form was changed from Spirit to flesh).

    Matthew 1:21 (that humanly birthed Babe would be called Jesus - a Name not used or known before in Heaven but now given to this new Life on Earth, coming as 'Yahweh is Salvation').

    Luke 1:35 (the first title used of this Babe: "The Son of God". I don't find this revealed anywhere else in the Scriptures (OT) that the Son of God existed in Heaven (i.e. as a Son) - He only became a Son through His Incarnation).

    Hebrews 1:1,2 (as God's Word was given to Israel via the prophets, so through His Son now God speaks to them & us. The same Word of God: once to the prophets, now the Word made flesh to speak, not as a prophet, but as the Son of God, God's Word in the flesh).

    From all this, I don't deny the existence of Jesus in Heaven before the incarnation, but don't find evidence that He was called Jesus (in Heaven) or functioned as He did on Earth while in Heaven. Rather, I'm compelled to accept "there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one" ( 1 John 5:7). The Word that always was within the Godhead is now Jesus seated as the Lord in flesh at His Father's right Hand.
  • GiGi - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago

    I agree with your view. The Word has always been the eternal Son of God, eternally begotten by the Father. The Father spoke through the Son at creation and it is the Son who has spoken to mankind over the ages, both prior to the incarnation and after. Hebrews 1 speaks to this. The exceptions are at Jesus' (the Word) baptism and transfiguration, where the Father spoke from heaven concerning His Son, Jesus.
  • Giannis - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago
    Hi Chris, just a thought..

    Is it because the immaterial literal Word of God became the man Jesus, or a person of the Trinity that became man was named Word just because through this person the Word of God was revealed to people? I tend to believe the latter although many Christians tend to believe the former. GBU
  • ELB - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago
    Amen Brother Chris:

    Christ reveals himself, and he is LIFE and TRUTH, to each of us in HIS appointed time.

    Man (a Body) cannot exist apart firm God's Life.

    It's Christ's indwelling that gives us LIFE.

    Christ ascended INTO HEAVEN (the new creation).

    Christ ascended into MAN, at the fight hand of the Father.

    A ONE on ONE, union.

    Philippians 2:13 For it is God (the ONLY LIFE) who worketh in you (HIS BODY) both TO WILL and TO DO his good pleasure.

    Ephesians 4:6 ONE GOD and Father (the LIFE) of ALL ....

    Till we all come into UNITY

    God Bless YOU!
  • Dav47 - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago
    Word,G3056; W in Word is capital showing omnipototentency of GOD=Gr. logos

    The divine purpose in the gospel of John is to present the LORD JESUS as GOD. This is the one great feature and difference from this gospel and the others. John's writings always point to the deity of Yeshua. Johns presentation of the LORD as having the divine attribute of omniscience, not to say the other gospels does not point to this but the Gospel of John it is much more frequent. WORD (Gr.Logos) portrayed by John as GOD - a Spirit of infinity, Eternal, Perfect, Almighty, Omnipotent. John was the disciple that Jesus loved and wrote John, 3 epistles and also Rev. -GOD giving him much insight to 1st age and the end. John always trying to get people to understand the beginning for if you don't understand what happen in the beginning all the way back in 1st earth age, you cant understand whats happening in this age. The time Satan fell from grace and convinced 1/3 of GODS created souls to fallow him. The 3 epistles of John indicate the writing was from a earlier time then gospel of John

    Here and :2 supply (of the aions=ages) for the Logos then "was" and the aions were prepared by HIM (Hebrew. 1:2, 11:3

    acts 11:15) supply (of our ministry) 2:4; In Phillipians 4:15 supply the proclamation of the gospel. was here- implying already pre-existed. Creation not mentioned until :3

    Word had no beginning John 1:3, 17:5, 1 John 1:1, Ephesians 1:4, Proverbs 8:23, Psalms 90:2, John 8:58. not the same was as in :14

    the Word Gr. Logos. As the spoken Word reveals the invisible thought, as the living Word reveals the invisible GOD. John 1:18

    the (artical) designates "the Word" as the subject. "the Word"
  • Chris - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago
    Hi Antony. This passage in John chapter 1 is actually self-explanatory, though difficult to understand with the human mind. I'm sure you've read the whole passage from verse 1 to verse 14 especially.

    The subject in these verses is The Word. The Word always existed because God always existed. The Word therefore was an intrinsic part of God, therefore the Word was God (not 'a' God, but the spoken declared Word existing & emanating from God): verse 1.

    A further description of the Word from within God in verse 2. Everything was made according to this Word and in verse 3, this Word from God was capable of giving Life & Light to mankind. The Word that proceeds out of man is limited to only conveying our thoughts & feelings to someone else. Our limitation is because of our humanity. God is not human, so His Word (and His Spirit) have no limitations like we have - God can use His Word as He Wills & form His Word as He Chooses.

    Then to verse 14 which refers back to this Word of God. God in His Wisdom & Plan, chose to take His Word and give it flesh (i.e. to clothe His Word in humanity). This is where it becomes difficult to comprehend: how can something immaterial like a Word be made into a human? Maybe in the same way that God can take a Seed & place it in a woman to bring forth a human baby ( Matthew 1:18-21), or God appearing to Abraham in another form with two others ( Genesis 18:1,2). All things are possible with God & our lack of understanding of His Power & His Ways shouldn't stop us from believing & accepting His Wonders.

    So, as John 1:14 declares, that Word of God was made human, seen & touched by others, the begotten of God, named Jesus, the Son of God. Jesus is still the Word of God, made flesh for His Ministry & Sacrifice on Earth, but now risen into Heaven, seated at His Father's right Hand ( Hebrews 10:11,12). The Word that came out of God's Being, made flesh, & now risen as the glorified Man Christ Jesus, fully Divine, interceding for us ( 1 Timothy 2:5).
  • Dumbo - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago

    There is a simple explanation for John 1:1.

    The verse is talking about two different people, both with the name God, but only one known as the Word.

    Subsitute Jack Epps for the Word and James Epps for the second notation of God.

    The verse would then read, "Jack was Epps and Jack was with Epps."

    To make this clearer, we could fully expand it to read as follows.

    "(Mister) Jack (Epps) was (Mister) Epps and (Mister) Jack (Epps) was with (Mister James) Epps."

    Looking at the verse this way removes all confusion as to what the verse is saying.
  • Antony Epps on John 1 - 2 years ago
    John 1:1 sais the word was with God, and the word was God. how can that be?
  • Samuel on John 1 - 2 years ago
    I love jesus
  • Richard H Priday - In Reply on John 1 - 2 years ago
    This is my best guess. The name of God is the only thing that makes sense. This was His inception into the ministry; which was signified by the Spirit coming on Him as a dove; and in Matthew 4:1 immediately He was sent out into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. This showed total reliance on the Spirit in order to fulfill the supernatural plan to wage war and achieve ultimate victory over death for our sake. Since there is no clear O.T. baptism; only some parallels with the Red Sea passage in Exodus ( 1 Cor. 10:1-4). It fits in with a purification rite; a separation for God's purpose-which for Christ was to be the "suffering servant" mentioned in Isaiah 53. Since John's ministry was one of repentance; there still needed to be the Lamb of God who would die for the sake of the elect sheep.

    It is possible that nothing needed to be said when he baptized Christ. It was the end of his time living according to Mosaic law or principles; being obedient to his parents working in his father's trade until of age for priesthood. All of that was likely done with His own Divine strength; as He never wielded His power; or displayed supernatural authority for the sake of men.

    Anyway; that's my best attempt. Agape. Rich P.

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