Christ and all that are His, depend upon God for honor. Men may be able to dispute about God, yet may not known him. All who rightly know anything of Christ, earnestly desire to know more of Him.
John 8: 58 ” Jesus said…Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was I am. ”
John 1: 6 ” There was a man from God, whose name was John. ” – The verb ” was made “, signifies the coming into being as contrasted with original existence. In the same way ” man ” is emphatically opposed to ” the Word “, who is the subject of the previous. ” The Word was God ” the man was ” sent from God. Or in Luke 6: 36 ” So be merciful, sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate, even as your Father is all these. “
Here they ask in wonder, not unmixed with scorn ( open or unqualified contempt ), if He was coeval with Abraham, like all men, came into being. There was a time, when he was not. But there was never a time when the Son of God was not. In the time before Abraham, in the eternity before time ( John 1: 1 ” In the beginning before all time was the Word ( Christ ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.” ). He still was no word which expresses becoming can be used of His existence, He is the I AM, present equally in the human ” was is ” and “ is to come “.
Let us steadfastly profess what we know and believe concerning God, and if heirs of Abraham’s faith, we shall rejoice in looking forward to that day when the Savior shall appear in glory, to complete the Salvation of all who believe in Him.
Acts 1: 11 ” Who said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus, who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in just the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven. “