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"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." (John 1:1-3)
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full." (1 John 1:1-4)
Last year, our congregation did several ladies vs. men Bible bowls and 1 John happened to be one of the books. Before that, I had never before made these connections. I'm just fascinated now by these passages. I could read John 1 over and over. If I were given a chance to sit down and talk with one of the 12 apostles, I think John would be the one I'd choose (with Peter coming in close behind).
John is known as the disciple of love and I think 1 John especially bears that out. I am certainly not an expert on the book, but an in-depth study of 1 John (with connections to Genesis and John) should certainly be in the top five of every Christians study list.
Just random thoughts again today. Happy studying in the Word!