This article seeks to examine the evidences particular to John 1:1 that disclose the identity of Jesus Christ. It brings together a wealth of scholarship, both classic and contemporary, to reinforce the technical basis upon which theological conclusions are drawn. There is no doubt that John presents Christ as God, this article will demonstrate that reality from a grammatical and contextual analysis. (Download Article)
This is an excerpt from John Owen's Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ. He addresses the need that we all have to discipline and direct our thoughts and here challenges us to stimulate contemplations specifically upon the glory of Christ in the "mysterious constitution of his person, as God and man in one."
The Gospel of John is a masterpiece of theological history. Its authenticity and textual reliability are outstanding. Negative criticism of the book usually stems from its “otherness” relative to the synoptic gospels. “It is obvious to the most casual reader that John has features which are strikingly different from the synoptic gospels” (Guthrie, 248). As this introduction will seek to demonstrate, the Gospel of John stands wonderfully tall as a glorious work of inspired Scripture, inerrant and infallible—the word of God.
In the Gospel of John, the deity of Christ is the unmistakable testimony that demands our faith. In his first epistle, the same apostle places tremendous emphasis on the humanity of Christ.