Here, the beginning of the book of John
, which is essential to understanding what we're trying to tell you:
In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God, and the Word was God.
He (Logos) was in the beginning with God.
Through Logos all things were made; without Logos nothing was made that has been made.
In that same was life itself, and that life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (?? !! ??)
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John the Baptist.
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light,
so that through him all men might believe.
He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
The true light that gives light to every man "was coming into the world"...