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John 1:4 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here we have a farther proof of Christ's divinity, and an evidence that he had a being as God, before his incarnation: forasmuch as life is centered in him, communicated by him, and derived from him. In him was life, formaliter et causaliter. Life was formally in Christ, as the subject of it; and also casually in him as the fountain of it.

Learn, 1. That Christ is Author and Dispenser of all life unto his creatures. He is the original life in the order of nature, because by him man was created, Gen 1:26 He is spiritual life in the order of grace, I am the way, the truth, and the life. Joh 14:6 He is eternal life in the order of glory, This is the true God, and eternal life. 1Jn 5:20

Learn, 2. That all creatures receiving light and life from Christ, not as an instrument, but as the fountain from whence it floweth, and in which it is preserved, is an evident proof of his divintiy, and an argument that he is truly and really God. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Consult other comments:

John 1:4 - The Greek Testament

John 1:4 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 1:4 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 1:4 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 1:4 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 1:4 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 1:4 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 1:4 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 1:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 1:4 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:4 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 1:4 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 1:4 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 1:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 1:4 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 1:4 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 1:4 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 1:4 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:4 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 1:4 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 1:4 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 1:4 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 1:4 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 1:4 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 1:4 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 1:4 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 1:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 1:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 1:4 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 1:4 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 1:4 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament