Eddie is a Christian author, and in the last 20 years, a mentor to countless young people through God's ministry.
The apostle John describes the Messiah, Jesus Christ, as Yahweh (John 1:1-5)
This is, perhaps, the strongest statement for the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, and Jesus Christ. The belief in the Trinity is at the core of many Christian theologies. It also gives credit to the suggestion that Yahweh knew everything from the beginning and had it all planned out for all of us.
In the beginning, there was Christ, the Word, and He already existed. He was with God, and He was God. He was there at the beginning with God, He created everything there is. There is nothing that exists He did not compose. Eternal life itself was in Him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines on through the darkness and the darkness can never comprehend nor extinguish it.
There is no question what or to whom John is referring here. John was trying to convey that the idea of the Bible and the Messiah existed in one thought and impression from Yahweh from the beginning. There is no doubt in this writer’s mind that God inspired both the Jewish Torah and the Christian Bible which He committed men to write.
The Old Testament draws heavily from the Torah and gives us clear instructions to live a Godly life. Although it gives us the history and the law of the Jewish people, it portrays a way of life that all Christians should strive to live.
The New Testament should not be a means to do away with the Jewish culture or law. Yahweh intended it as a new covenant of reconciliation between Himself and all humankind. God’s love for His creation established a plan of grace for us even before Adam and Eve committed the first sins.
(Genesis 2:16-17 The Lord God gave him this warning: “You may freely eat any fruit in the garden, except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit you will surely die.”)