Genesis 1:1:  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Note that Genesis says “In the beginning”.

The Free Dictionary states the meaning of “beginning” as “The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start.” while Webster’s Dictionary says “the point at which something begins”  So, there was nothing in the universe before the beginning.  All of creation, all of the universe, according to the Bible, began when God created the heaven and the earth; and nothing happened before it.  Now, let’s see what the Gospel according to John states about the beginning:

John 1:1 –  1:14

{1:1} In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God.

{1:2} The same was in the beginning with God.

{1:3} All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

{1:4} In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

{1:5} And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

{1:6} There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John.

{1:7}The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all
[men] through him might believe.

{1:8} He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that Light. {1:9} [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

{1:10} He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
{1:11} He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

{1:12} But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:

{1:13} Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

{1:14} 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 is saying that “the Word” was in the beginning with God, and was God (v1), that all things were made by him (the Word) (v3).  He goes on to state that “He [the Word] was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” (v10), and that the Word was “made flesh, and dwelt among us…as of the only begotten of the Father” (v14).

So, the very first verse of the Bible, in the  Book of Genesis, is, in fact, the first prophecy of Jesus Christ.  His existence and presence, along with the fact that all things were created by Him, would finally be revealed when He came to Earth some 4000 years after.  And just so we are clear “the Word” is Jesus Christ, note in verses 15-17 when it states that “John bare witness of him…grace and truth, came by Jesus Christ


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