In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (HCSB)
Every religion in the world had a beginning. You can trace it starting with its founder. All these religions have a beginning and they all have an ending. Christianity is different. Where does Christianity start? It has no beginning and it has no end. The human heart wants that which had no beginning and never can have any ending—namely, the Word, which was with the Father in the beginning; the Word, which was God; and the Word, which is God. Oh, how wonderful that God gives us this, and yet how terrible that many will not accept it! How terrible that we have to be frightened into heaven and whipped into it with the threat of hell!
The sin in our animal nature has ruined us. But oh, that we might turn unto God and Christ and say, “Lord Jesus, I believe You! I believe that You are the Eternal Word and that in You I have the everlastingness that is equal to God’s everlastingness. I have that eternal life which was with the Father.” The life that God offers us is not a question of duration. It is a question of quality, and the quality of life that God gives us is His own life in your heart. That takes care of the duration and everything else.
God created our souls to be satisfied only with the divine everlastingness of the Word made flesh.1
- Tozer, A. W. (2009). And He Dwelt among Us: Teachings from the Gospel of John. (J. L. Snyder, Ed.) (pp. 27–28). Ventura, CA: Regal. ↩