Thank you, John, for sitting down nearly 50 years after Jesus was resurrected, to write the introduction to your book! I think John made it abundantly clear as to who Jesus is! I love those verses!! I also love how he tied the first sentence of his book to the first sentence of the Genesis.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
John’s opening statements form the foundation of what we know as the trinity. This concept is hard for some to understand. Muslims have a hard time understanding that Christians are monotheistic, as they say they are. They believe that Allah is the only God (even though they have “deified’ Muhammad). So, when they hear that Christians worship Christ and God, they think we practice polytheism, which is idolatry.
That is why I love John’s intro so much. It clarifies that we worship the one true God. We still obey, “You shall have no other God before me,” (Ex. 20:3) Maybe if they (and others) read the intro to John, they would get it! 😀…..But….perhaps not….John, later in his book, tries again to clarify by quoting Jesus, “I and the Father are one” (10:30), but the people of that time didn’t like hearing that. I guess some things never change.
Yet, “Whoever has ears, let them hear”!