We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us.” 1 John 1:1-2 NLT
The human author of this passage from God’s Word is none other than John “the beloved”, the disciple of Jesus. I, personally, love this brother in Christ. He is a man of great tenderness of heart, compassion toward others, and deep loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ. He was there with Jesus from the beginning of His earthly ministry (see Matthew 10:1-4 and Luke 6:12-16). John had been an eyewitness of Jesus. He heard Jesus speak. He touched him with his own hands. There could not be a more credible witness than this. John loved Jesus and was determined to share the validity of Jesus deity to the world. John was absolutely convinced about Jesus being God who became a man. There are no stronger words, concerning Jesus divinity, spoken than Johns. There are, certainly, other equally strong words used by other New Testament writers (Matthew - Matthew 1:23; Paul - Colossians 1:15-19; 2:9)John is fixed on the necessity of proclaiming Jesus as God and Lord (John 1:1-18; 8:58; 10:30-33; 14:6-11; 17: entire chapter; I John 1:1-2; I John 2:23; 5:20; Revelation 1:8, 13-18; 19:11-16). John, without doubt, verifies the deity of Jesus Christ. This is a foundational doctrine of Christianity. God became a man, dwelt among us, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death for sinful man, was buried, and resurrected three days later. Let us shout it from the rooftops. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!!!!!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris