"IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John, chapter 1, verses 1 through 5.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John, chapter 3, verse 16.

"The Word" as found in many places in Scripture is Jesus. "The only begotten Son" is Jesus. And, that same Jesus is the only way to salvation and the forgiveness of sin.

He was born in a stable, He lived among the common people, He died a terrible death on the cross, He was buried in a tomb, He arose from the dead, and He was received into heaven to sit at the right hand of God as the Son of the Father.

Yet, he was born a carpenter's son, a child of humble but noble lineage on his mother's side of their family. All manners of people had (and still have) expectations about Him, what He could and can do, what His kingdom would and one day will be about.

Untold numbers of people have praised His holy name, and untold numbers of people have cursed His holy name. How many people took Him for granted, or simply decided to ignore Him altogether? Not so much as a single one of them ever was, or is, or ever will be, unknown to Him.

Eternal salvation and God's forgiveness of sin is found in Him alone. Period.

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From a 2003 series titled "Questions - and Answers - about Everyone's Life," by Len Hamilton. Please reference use of any portion elsewhere to this website and its author.
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