See the Father! (Jn 6:46-6:46)

“Not that anyone

Has seen

The Father

Except the one

Who is from God.

He has seen

The Father.”

οὐχ ὅτι τὸν Πατέρα ἑώρακέν τις, εἰ μὴ ὁ ὢν παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ, οὗτος ἑώρακεν τὸν Πατέρα.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that no one has seen the Father (οὐχ ὅτι τὸν Πατέρα ἑώρακέν τις), except the one who is from God (εἰ μὴ ὁ ὢν παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ), himself.  Jesus has seen (οὗτος ἑώρακεν) the Father (τὸν Πατέρα).  Jesus clearly indicated that he, the one sent from God, the Father, had seen the Father, just like in chapter 1:18, where John uniquely said that no one has ever seen God (Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε).  Even Moses could not see the face of Yahweh.  However, the only unique son of God (μονογενὴς Θεὸς), who is in the arms of the Father (ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ Πατρὸς), has unfolded or made God known to us (ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο).  John called Jesus, the Word, the only Son of God, a profoundly strong theological statement.  In anthropological terms, God’s Son was and is in the arms of the God, the Father.  The role of the Son of the Father, the Word, the Son of God, Jesus, the Christ, was to make God known and understood by us humans.  The Word, Jesus, has a simple single purpose, and that is to reveal God, the Father to us humans.  Thus, revelation comes through Jesus the Christ.  The distinction of God the Father and the God the Son was apparent here in this evolving trinitarian theology.  Do you believe that the Father and the Son are God?

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