Christ and John: Word and Voice

A. W. Pink in his excellent commentary on the Gospel of John (which you can buy for .99 for the Kindle! [Seriously.  Go buy it now!]) points out how Christ as the Word and John as the Voice seamlessly express the message and magnificence of Christ in four ways:

  1. “The word exists (in the mind) before the voice articulates it.” – Christ existed from eternity past, before John the Baptizer arrived to prepare the way for Christ.
  2. “The voice is simply the vehicle or medium by which the word is expressed or made known.” – John the Baptizer wasn’t preaching about himself or proclaiming his glories, he was preparing the way for the Son of all glory.
  3. “The voice is simply heard and not seen.”  – “He must increase,” said John, “and I must decrease.”
  4. “The word endures after the voice is silent.” – John was executed by Herod.  His voice is silent now.  He accomplished his mission.  Christ as the Eternal Word endures forever. He is, he was, he is to come.
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Gospel of John and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s