Is Jesus The Word Of God?

John Chapter 1 is easy to interpret and answer the question – Is Jesus the Word Of God – in the affirmative. Verse 1 says: … and the Word was God.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.

14 The Word became flesh and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

The above verses have traditionally been interpreted to read in this way:

At first, there was Jesus (or Son) and Jesus was with God and Jesus was God. But it only reads: The word was in the beginning. The uppercase letter in the ’word’ is not included in the initial interpretation which is due to the desire to see that John confirms that Jesus is God and was already at the beginning with the Father as God and as a pre-existent creator.

The creation of the world occurred by God’s Word. In another verse, God asks rhetorically “who was with me” and the prophet Isaiah clarifies that God alone created the world. In fact, I adopted the interpretation that Jesus became the Word of God based on his work on earth concerning proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

In fact, Jesus has many titles. One of them is the Word of God which is manifested in the Revelation where Jesus, with his divine forces, is about to punish the sinful world:

Rev 19:11 I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and makes war.
12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has names written and a name written which no one knows but he himself.
13 He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called ”The Word of God”.
14 The armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in white, pure, fine linen.
15 Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron. He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.
16 He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

If we think about the future, Jesus Christ is the High Priest of God, who has and will have a throne on God’s right hand.

Read more about this topic in chapter 2.