18 Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
|1 Corinthians 1:24|
24 But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
|1 Corinthians 1:30|
30 But by him you [who have matured] are in Christ Jesus, who by God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption;
|John 1:1-3 |
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was god.1 [Christ is the Word of God; his name is the word of God. The Bible is not the Word; the Bible is scriptures. "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning. Then I was by him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him." Pro 8:22-30.]
2 The same was in the beginning with God. [The Word, who dwelled with God in the beginning, stepped out to become Jesus, the firstborn in the dimension of the new creation. "I came out from the Father. I came forth from the Father." John 16:27-28; and He possesses all the fullness of the Father, is the only visible representation of the Father, (the invisible God), and is the only begotten Son, (all other sons of God are adopted).]
3 All things were made by him; and there was nothing made without him. [him is Jesus.]