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 anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
In these verses, John calls the Son of God “The Word.” Just as we explain what we are thinking in our minds to others, The Son of God was sent to reveal His Father’s mind to the world. He is life, He is light, and He is eternal. Reason and sense are derived from Him and depend upon Him. The Word shines true Light into darkness, and the darkness can never put out this Light.
The late Chuck Missler said, “We have in our possession an Integrated Message System: 66 separate books penned by 40 different individuals over two thousand years… in which every detail is anticipated by deliberate, skillful design!”
In my life, I have chosen to follow this Word as my guidebook to life. I have followed the Berean Challenge, which is stated in Acts 17:11
… they received the Word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily to prove whether those things were so.
The challenge here is to eliminate any baggage of misconceptions and disinformation and remove presuppositions that may be in error.
So, search the scriptures as it is the only reliable source for the absolute truth. To search means to investigate, examine, enquire into, scrutinize, sift, and question, specifically in a forensic sense of a judge to hold an investigation; to judge, estimate, and determine (the excellence or defects) of any person or thing.
Have a “readiness of mind…” by putting away misconceptions and prejudices from inaccuracies and distortion about “Reality” and “science.” You search the scriptures. Don’t assume what someone has told you is all true. See for yourself.
Let us pray without end, that our eyes may be opened to see this Light, that we may walk in it; and then be made to understand salvation, by faith in Jesus Christ.
© 2023Debora P. Gilley