Friday, 17 April 2009

Staircases in John 1:1-3

24 Nisan 32/40

In [the] beginning was the word, and

the word was toward God, and

God was the word.

This was in [the] beginning toward God. All came into being

through it, and

apart from it not even one thing came into being.

Which [What] has come into being In it was life, and

the life was the light of men.

And the light is appearing in the darkness,

and the darkness grasped it not.

It is obvious that the above is not the reading many people are acquainted with, but it seems to make the most sense. The importance of it seems to be derived from a premise not usually considered in most circles. For any careful reader it should be pretty clear that there appears to be a parallel between the beginning as mentioned here and that in the first book of the Bible.

The beginning described in Genesis has to do with a time „when the earth was (or became) wild (or formless) and waste (or empty), darkness over the face of ocean, spirit of God hovering over the face of the waters.” (Gen.1:2) That condition is referring to the chaotic situation over the face of the universe. It does not refer to „nothingness”, because God did not create it formless. He formed it to be inhabited (Is. 45:18). Something must have happened for it to be in that situation then. The arch-rival must have done something with the world that was then was (2Pet. 3:5-6). That is to say that the modern Christian reaction to archaeological discoveries ageing more than ten thousand years is a ridicule of Christianity at best, because modern pseudo-ministers in the churches do not have any deep understanding of the question at hand. There are renditions of Gen.1:1, which, if considered carefully, mean the same thing.

„At [the] beginning of God’s creating the heavens and the earth, when the earth was formless and waste ..”

„In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth, when the earth was formless and waste...”

In other words, what was happening was a recreation out of a state of chaos that Elohim was undertaking. It is from that state of darkness that light is appearing, because light gives life. Life is what came to be in and through the Word which was towards God at that beginning. The Word, as God, was having an orientation towards God. It (or He) was, is and will always be subordinated to Him, who is the One and Only true God, His God and Father.

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