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        John 1:1
Where was the voice that spoke the Word? Was the mouth formed in the beginning? To me, this shows that some things in the Book cannot be taken literally, but metaphorically. 
Monday, December 06, 1999 1:49:38 PM   jlim

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      re:John 1:1   
God the Father spoke the Word, and the Word was Jesus. This is showing that Jesus was with the Father in the beginning, and that He was an active participant in creation. 
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:35:44 PM sswan
      re:John 1:1   
The "word" spoken here is Jesus. read gen1:1, john 10:30 and rev19:13 it continues to say the word was with God and the word was God. 
Monday, October 08, 2001 5:38:50 PM llovlygirl
      re:John 1:1   
This can be taken literally. The nuances of the Greek word used for "word" hold the key:

This verse is not referring to a spoken word...if that were the case, John would have used the Greek word "rhema" which indicates a spoken word.

Instead, John (under the Holy Spirit's guidance) chose to use the word "logos" to convey his message. This choice of terms carries the connotation of "the embodiment of a concept or idea". For example, all the characters in this note make "words" which are embodiments of concepts. The word "logos" could be used to describe them. If you read this note aloud, then these "logos" become "rhema".

The concepts that "Logos" embodies is exactly what John is wanting to point out about Christ: He is the full embodiment of the whole concept or idea of God. In other words, He is God in the flesh.

In Christ,
Thursday, June 29, 2000 11:43:20 PM guest
      re:John 1:1   
Parts of the Bible are indeed metaphorical or allegorical, for instance when Jesus said he was the door, he was not saying that literally, but using it in a spiritual metaphor.

For your verse in particular this is literal. God spoke, God always has existed, He was not created. His ability to speak is probably not limited to a physical body.

I hope this helps.

Wednesday, March 22, 2000 2:11:15 AM guest
      re:John 1:1   
Brother, the Bible is the inspired word of God. It is true and infallible. Remember in [Genesis 1:4-5] After God created the light and divided the light and darkness. And as we see in [Genesis 1:5] God called the light day and the dark night and that was the first day. Prior to that point time did not exist untill God created it. And in the end, He will do away with time. Praise God! 
Sunday, February 20, 2000 8:45:51 AM guest

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      re:John 1:1   
jlim, read Genesis 1:1-3. There you will find the records of what happened in the beginning. You will see God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit. They were all there in the beginning. [Genesis 1:1-3]

Where was the word?
[Genesis 1:3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 
Thursday, January 13, 2000 10:52:56 AM waihun
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