The beginning of the book of John is most known for the teaching that God became human in the person of Jesus. This is not an easy teaching because of our lack of understanding outside our reality. We live in space and time, but God is separate. When we think of God coming in the form of a man we can’t help but think of God in that same time/space reality. If God is here, how can he still be there? 100% man but 100% God makes 200%...it’s confusing. We need to remember that we do not understand God or his reality at the depth necessary to put the truth that “God came as a man” into a neat little package.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.