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Summary: Discussion on God's and Satan's part on Beginning of Earth

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GOD AND SATAN: THROUGH THE AGES

I. ALPHA -- THE BEGINNING (Forever before)

A. The Eternal God Deut. 33:27

“The eternal God [is thy] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting (5769) arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy [them].”

05769 `owlam {o-lawm'} or `olam {o-lawm'} from 05956; TWOT - 1631a; n m

AV - ever 272, everlasting 63, old 22, perpetual 22, evermore 15, never 13, time 6, ancient 5,

world 4, always 3, alway 2, long 2, more 2, never + 0408 2, misc 6; 439

1) long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world

1a) ancient time, long time (of past)

1b) (of future)

1b1) for ever, always

1b2) continuous existence, perpetual

1b3) everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity

B. The Eternal Son John 1:1-3

v. 1 “In the beginning (746) was the Word (3056), and the Word was with God (2136), and the Word was God.”

beginning -- 746 arche {ar-khay'} from 756; TDNT - 1:479,81; n f

AV - beginning 40, principality 8, corner 2, first 2, misc 6; 58

1) beginning, origin

2) the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader

3) that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause

4) the extremity of a thing

4a) of the corners of a sail

5) the first place, principality, rule, magistracy

5a) of angels and demons

Word -- 3056 logos {log'-os} from 3004; TDNT - 4:69,505; n m

AV - word 218, saying 50, account 8, speech 8, Word (Christ) 7,

thing 5, not tr 2, misc 32; 330

1) of speech

1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea

1b) what someone has said

1b1) a word

1b2) the sayings of God

1b3) decree, mandate or order

1b4) of the moral precepts given by God

1b5) Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets

1b6) what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim

1c) discourse

1c1) the act of speaking, speech

1c2) the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking

1c3) a kind or style of speaking

1c4) a continuous speaking discourse - instruction

1d) doctrine, teaching

1e) anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative

1f) matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law

1g) the thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed

2) its use as respect to the MIND alone

2a) reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating

2b) account, i.e. regard, consideration

2c) account, i.e. reckoning, score

2d) account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment

2e) relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation

2e1) reason would

2f) reason, cause, ground

3) In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.

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A Greek philosopher named Heraclitus first used the term Logos around 600 B.C. to designate the divine reason or plan which coordinates a changing universe. This word was well suited to John's purpose in John 1.

2316 theos {theh'-os} of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with 3588) the

supreme Divinity; TDNT - 3:65,322; n m

AV - God 1320, god 13, godly 3, God-ward + 4214 2, misc 5; 1343

1) a god or goddess, a general name of deities or divinities

2) the Godhead, trinity

2a) God the Father, the first person in the trinity

2b) Christ, the second person of the trinity

2c) Holy Spirit, the third person in the trinity

3) spoken of the only and true God

3a) refers to the things of God

3b) his counsels, interests, things due to him

4) whatever can in any respect be likened unto God, or resemble him in any way

4a) God's representative or viceregent

4a1) of magistrates and judges

v.2 “The same was in the beginning with God.”

v. 3 “All things were made (1096) by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”

1096 ginomai {ghin'-om-ahee} a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb;

TDNT - 1:681,117; v

AV - be 255, come to pass 82, be made 69, be done 63, come 52, become 47,

God forbid + 3361 15, arise 13, have 5, be fulfilled 3, be married to 3, be preferred 3,

not tr 14, misc 4, vr done 2; 678

1) to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being

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