The Lord Existed Before His Coming into This World

We can also see from the Lord’s words in the Gospels that he existed before Abraham [John 8:58], that he had glory with the Father before the foundation of the world [John 17:5; 17:24], that he came forth from the Father [John 16:28], that the Word was with God from the beginning and that the Word was God [John 1:1], and that the Word became flesh [John 1:14].

The passages that follow will serve to show that the Lord is called Jehovah, the God of Israel and of Jacob, the Holy One of Israel, God, and the Lord, as well as King, Jehovah’s Anointed, and David.

from The Lord, Section 37

Notes: (These verses are from today’s bible New Living Transalation)

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I am!” (John 8:58)

Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began. (John 17:5)

Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began! (John 17:24)

Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father.” (John 16:28)

In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. (John 1:14)

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