Saturday, March 26, 2011

John 1:2

He was with God in the beginning.

The personal pronoun tells us that the 'word' is a person not a personification. He was with God and he was God. And he was there at the beginning. We can have no truck with the JW's notion that Jesus was a created being. At the very start we have here evidence of the plurality of personage in God. I don't understand the Trinity. I could not explain it. But then if I could I would be like God. There are mysteries in the Bible that we will only understand in heaven. Sometimes we just have to say, "I don't understand, but I believe."

1 comment:

Laurent said...

Here are footnotes in the book I give a reference to below, which helps me get a better glimpse at the reality of the Trinity.

"For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son."-John 5:22. "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."-John 1:18. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."-John 14:12. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you."-John 14:26.

These Biblical words refer to the threefold nature of God as Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Sat, Tat, Aum in the Hindu scriptures). God the Father is the Absolute, Unmanifested, existing beyond vibratory creation. God the Son is the Christ Consciousness (Brahma or Kutastha Chaitanya) existing within vibratory creation; this Christ Consciousness is the "only begotten" or sole reflection of the Uncreated Infinite. Its outward manifestation or "witness" is Aum or Holy Ghost, the divine, creative, invisible power which structures all creation through vibration. Aum the blissful Comforter is heard in meditation and reveals to the devotee the ultimate Truth.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."-John 1:1-3. Aum (Om) of the Vedas became the sacred word Amin of the Moslems, Hum of the Tibetans, and Amen of the Christians (its meaning in Hebrew being sure, faithful). "These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God."-Revelations 3:14.

Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
Original First Edition, 1946
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