The first 18 verses of the Gospel of John teach me something every time I study them. They have so many facets and they communicate so much truth. I was always taught that the Word in this passage is Jesus Christ. Therefore, I always substituted “Word” for “Jesus Christ” whenever I read the passage because verse 14 makes that connection. However, I never stopped to ask why Jesus was called a Word. Calling Jesus a word seems almost insulting at first. Why does John put so much emphasis here and in 1 John 1? Understanding the Word in John 1:1-18 through reading the exposition of Gordon Clark in The Johannine Logos moved me along in my spiritual growth in ways that I never could have foreseen. Many passages throughout the Bible that I once thought mysterious are now much clearer to me. I hope you make some time to be blessed by reading the Johannine Logos and also a shorter summary from a Clark sermon here.