JOHN 1:16,17 B: “GRACE AND TRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.”
You may have been, or are presently being taught that grace and truth are bestowed by the Church through the waters of physical baptism. Not so. As the Scripture in John 1, quoted above states: “Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
In Greek philosophy and theology “Logos,” (The Word) is the supreme thing. It is what holds the world, the cosmos, and everything else in order.
Now, I’m essentially a person of low education, and I can’t explain in a scholar’s terms all of this stuff. But as the apostles have been, so have I been with Jesus, and, consequently, I can explain these things in the terms of one who has faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus, who is the Word, was in the beginning with God, and He too, is and was God. He’s the creator of all things, and nothing was or is made, that He has not made. Not only is He the Great Creator; but He is the one who holds everything together (Colossians 1:16,17).”And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent (Colossians 1:18).” The Head of the Church, Christ’s Body, is Jesus Christ. No one can or ever has taken His place! There is, in truth, no vicar of Christ! Anyone who claims to be so, is a usurper, whether wittingly, or unwittingly. This I say, not to be unkind, or argumentative; but because it is the absolute truth. “Let God be true, though everyone were a liar (Romans 3:4).”
As the Scripture in John 1:16,17 declare, Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, His Body; because Jesus Christ is the Truth, and all of the benefits and blessings of God come through His irresistible Grace. If you really study the Bible, looking to begin and end with Jesus Christ, you must come to that conclusion, because there is no other viable conclusion. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).
Please, search your heart today! If your faith is in anyone or anything other than Jesus Christ as He is revealed in Holy Scripture, repent and come to Him today!.
From one who cares where everyone spends eternity,