“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” – Matthew 28:19
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1
In the Old Testament of the Bible there are Scriptures that refer to the “LORD” and to the “Spirit of the LORD,” and there are also Scriptures that refer to the “Son of God;” but in the New Testament we have a much fuller revelation of Who GOD is. In John 1:1 we read about the “Word.” This Word was not only in the beginning with God, but this Word was actually God Himself.
The “Word” (Word of God; Revelation 19:11-13) was Jesus Christ before He came into the world by way of a supernatural birth through the power of the Holy Spirit of God. His mother was a virgin and she remained a virgin up to the time of His birth.
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). . . . And (Joseph) knew her (Mary) not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” – Matthew 1:18, 25
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14
Jesus Christ was “incarnated,” or made flesh, through a miraculous birth because God the Father appointed Jesus to be the atoning Sacrifice for the sins all people, including you, dear reader. Jesus had to have a human body because God requires blood for the forgiveness of sins, and Jesus died as a bloody Sacrifice for the sins of the world (Isaiah 53; John 19:1-18; 1 John 2:2). Jesus Christ is the only Sacrifice for sin that God will accept, and His blood is still available today for all people who wish to have their sins forgiven. Again, this includes you.
It may be difficult for you to understand how there can be only one God in Whom dwells three Persons. That is why it is so important to be spiritually “born from above” by the Spirit of God (John 3:3-7) so that He can help you understand the truth that is found in the Bible (John 14:16-17; 16:13). You can experience this new birth if you wholeheartedly ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins.
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