Speech of words, as the primary means of communication, have their origin in God our creator. St. John uses the Hebrew and Greek metaphysical concept "Word" to describe communication within the mystery of God and with His creation as he states: " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be." (Jn 1:1-3) The Word of God was a very ancient idea of the Hebrews synonymous with the Wisdom of God of the Old Testament. Wisdom is sometimes presented as semi-distinct for God acting in the world. (See Wisdom 7:22-8:1)

The Word through his humanity claimed to be the Son of God as follows:

"Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM." Jn 8:58)
"The Father knows me and I know the Father" (Jn 10:15)
"The Father and I are one" (Jn 10:30)
"Whoever has seen me has seen the Father" (Jn 14:()
"I am not alone, because the Father is with me" (16:32)

Why should we believe that Jesus is God?

Jesus himself tells us "even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize ... that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." (Jn 10:38) His works (miracles) reveal that someone with divine power is present. Some do not believe in miracles because they conceive a closed universe. So let us try to understand the reasonableness of miracles.

God created and keeps the universe in existence by One and the same act of Creation. Since he created the universe out of nothing pre-existing, except Himself, the universe is dependent God's presence and almighty power.

Christ is God who walked as man within the creation while governing the vast universe with the Father in the power of the Spirit.

For example, Christ walked on water. (Jn 6:16-21) Can we walk on water? In a sense yes, by means of our technology, a boat or some future anti-gravity device which would allow us to walk on water. In this way we counteract or "utilize" the force of gravity.

Christ as the God-Man was able to walk on water not by any use of technology but by a volitional modification of the Laws of Nature of which He is the originator with the Father in the Spirit. Since God is the creative power and wisdom of nature and all its laws, He can modify them as He wills. God acted with, in and through Christ to bring about this miraculous event.

So, what is the miracle in this case? An intervention of divine power beyond the normal workings of nature which does not eliminate the laws of nature but bring them into a new harmony revealing a hidden and mysterious cause beyond the natural.

Belief in Jesus as the Son of God is necessary for salvation. We cannot love what we do not know or do not accept. We cannot love God the Father if we refuse to love God the Son and without divine love there is no salvation from Sin.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life." (Jn 3:16)

Faith is already a vision as in a dark mirror of the world which is to come to come and gives us to ability to interpret events in the present world from God's point of view in Christ by the power of the Spirit.

The Word as Scripture