In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God. From the very beginning the Word was with God.(John 1:1-2) Good News Translation
The deep existed in the beginning, before God began to create the universe as we know it. This means that creation isn’t Ex nihilo, it’s Ex abyssi. It’s obvious but everyone else missed it completely.
We’re going to demonstrate that the deep, the Word of God and Jesus Christ are all referred to in the same way in the context of the beginning. This confirms our hypothesis that they’re three aspects of God the Son.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:1-2) ESV
The Word of God was from the beginning everyone knows that. The cool part is that, by the time you’ve figured out where we’re going with this, you’ll also know how it’s physically possible for the written Word to have been in the beginning.
The Word of God
This should go without saying, the Word of God was in the beginning, and it’s the featured passage for this post.
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
We write to you about the Word of life, which has existed from the very beginning. We have heard it, and we have seen it with our eyes; yes, we have seen it, and our hands have touched it. When this life became visible, we saw it; so we speak of it and tell you about the eternal life which was with the Father and was made known to us. What we have seen and heard we announce to you also, so that you will join with us in the fellowship that we have with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.(1 John 1:1-3) Goof News Translation
John very helpfully resolves the fact that the Word of God and Jesus Christ are the same person. The Word of life, aka the Word of God, was manifested as the man Jesus of Nazareth. Yes Jesus is Divine. Yes Jesus is God.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.(Ephesians 5:25-27) ESV
What is the washing of water with the word? How can water be washed? This only makes sense if washing of water and the word are referring to the same thing. The context is that Christ gave himself for the church. This fits the pattern which is emerging: Christ is the deep, who gave himself for the purpose of bringing forth creation.
God the Son – Synonyms 1
|Identity||In the beginning|
|1||The Deep||Genesis 1:1-2|
|2||The Word of God||John 1:1-2|
|3||Jesus Christ||1 John 1:1-3|