If I were to tell you “why” John 1:1 was written, I could possibly be bearing false witness, because I do not know specifically why the gospel was written in a different manner to the other gospels, other than the reason stated for writing something similar in the Epistle of 1 John, where the writers (yes, writers, because “we” means more than one) stated:
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And weare writing this that our joy may be complete. (1 John 1:3-4)
The Bible is a self-explanatory book. However, one has to admit, without reading the Bible and asking the Creator Lord God to reveal its truth, it can be confusing. This confusion is not because of the book, but because of the way people have been trained to think, as they have been programmed from childhood. Nevertheless, rather than give an explanation that would be construed as my interpretation or opinion, here are a number of texts from the Bible that tell us Who the Word of God happens to be and indicate what this means. Most people are probably not aware that these verses all speak of the Word of God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-5)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:1-4)
The Lord created me at thebeginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth; before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world. When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master workman; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always. Proverbs 8:22-30
And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.”(Proverbs 8:22-30)
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ….This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:1-5)
In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is more excellent than theirs. For to what angel did God ever say,“Thou art my Son,today I have begotten thee”? Or again,“I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? Hebrews 1:1-5
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Iamthelightoftheworld; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have thelightoflife.” (John 8:12)
He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell. (Colossians 1:15-19 )
Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:6-8)
Nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know! (Proverbs 30:3-4)
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.’”) ….No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known. (John 1:14-18)
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:4-6)
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seenme has seentheFather; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? (John 14:9)
In the above Scriptures, we learn that the Word of God was the Son of God and He was the beginning of Life, the source of all light and knowledge; nothing was created without Him and all things were created through Him. The Father and the Son are the same and yet they are individuals distinct from the other. The Son came to Earth in the form of a human being and became obedient unto death on a cross. Having risen from the dead, the Word made flesh, became the first-born from the dead, the Head of the Church. The Word of God is the Creator God; there is no other. All things came through Him, including the Ten Commandments—although the dogmatists deny the divinity of Lord Jesus Christ, because they claim the Ten Commandments did not come through Him. Yet all things came though the Word of God, because the Father and Son are the One and same God.
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained by angelsthrough an intermediary. Now an intermediary implies more than one; but God is one. (Galatians 3:19-20)
The Father and the Son are One. When the Ten Commandments were given they came through the Word of God. Yet people do not understand these basic commandments and their moral truth, not to mention the Godhead. Consequently, theologians write convoluted descriptions of what they think, when all we need to do is read the Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.
For a historical analysis, I would have to rely upon the writings of others. They in turn would have to rely upon the writings of the elite, as those who were not among the elite, I am led to believe, could not read or write. The amanuenses of the one-per-centers of bygone eras recorded the victors’ versions of history or produced the propaganda that pleased the nobles. The complete veracity of their accounts is questionable, even if some truth that can be ascertained from them.
When it comes to being a Christian, this is a personal matter, not something that is done en masse. The Bible is very clear that the Son of God searches the hearts of men to see whether they are genuine or worthy.
But from there you shall seek Yahweh [ Son of God] your God, and you shall findhim, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
[The Son of God] who searches the hearts knows what is on the Spirit’s mind, because he makes intercession for the saints according to God. (Romans 8:27)
For the word of God [Son of God] is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart. There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him to whom we must give an account. Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession. For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:12-16)
I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he [Son of God] whosearches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. (Revelation 2:23)
ForI, Yahweh [Son of God], don’t change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6)
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, ‘Show us the Father?’ (John 14:9)
To become a Christian one has to call upon the Lord God to be shown the way to the truth that leads to life—eternal. Life that is not eternal is not life. Temporal life is death: meaningless, futile and of no value. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. If a person does not know the name of God, call out to the Creator, and if you are that person, and you are genuine, you will be heard.
An anecdote that I heard from a preacher, about a village that he came across in Indonesia, illustrates the point about people becoming Christians. The tribe worshiped the Creator God, whose Son had died for their sins. But they wanted nothing to do with the god of the heathen Roman Catholics that had set up a building down by the sea, who worshiped idols of Mary and other gods (i.e. saints).
Evidently, the tribal shaman had become frustrated with the spirits and had sought out the Creator of the Universe for the truth. In answer to his earnest and genuine cry for truth, Lord Jesus Christ appeared to Him. The shaman taught the tribe the truths he had been shown by the Son of God and they all worshiped Him as Lord Jesus Christ.
The missionary was astounded. He realized that God was able to meet people’s needs wherever they were, without the need of missionaries, which changed his theology somewhat. This tribe had no Bible and yet they were worshiping Lord Jesus Christ, who died for their sins.
In the event that any pagans were in such desperate circumstances that they were to call out to the Creator of Heaven and Hell, the Son of God would answer them. However, only those who are genuine qualify as worthy of His attention. Many are those who fake it to make it and look good in the eyes of those around them, but then there are the few who are honest enough to recognize that they are the same as everybody else and will have to face death, but realize that there has to be more to life than being born to die and then having to suffer: disappointments, anguish,fear, terror, grief, depression, anger, frustration, inner turmoil, paranoia, psychotic episodes, physical pain, etc.
From what I know of human beings, expediency is the predominating factor when it comes to most things. Only those who believe in their convictions will swim against the tide of popular opinion. Discontents, disgruntled with the failure of their expediency, will change sides if there is sufficient critical mass to signal that a change of the guard could be on the horizon and now is a good time to stake a claim for a position among the emerging elite seeming to take over the reigns of power.
Coming to the throne in 1855 in the middle of the conflict, Alexander II was unable to save Russia from military failure, but the humiliation convinced him that, if his nation was to have stability and peace at home and be honoured abroad, military and domestic reforms were vitally necessary. The first step on that path would be the removal of serfdom, whose manifest inefficiency benefited neither lord, peasant, nor nation. Alexander declared that, despite Russia’s defeat, the end of the war marked a golden moment in the nation’s history. Now was the hour when every Russian, under the protection of the law, could begin to enjoy ‘the fruits of his own labours’.
Mind you, some have said that the Tsar actually became a true Christian and this is why the serfs were freed.
There are a plethora of atheists pumping their claim that the very complex biological life-forms that exist on Earth are evidence of an evolutionary process that is governed by chance.
In effect, atheists claim that it is possible for someone like them to win every lottery in the world, every time they are played with the same ten numbers—or something like that. However, my observation has been that not one atheist is able to predict the number that the ball on a roulette wheel will produce ten times in a row, let alone the many trillions of time that would be required to demonstrate how life on Earth has effectively been able to replicate and transform into many varying forms over millions of years.
Atheists hate being shown the truth about what chance really means. To admit the truth about the inability of chance to produce what they claim, atheists would have to cease being what the Bible states concerning people who claim that God does not exist.
But when it comes to being scientific, I have yet to be shown how a dog can turn into a cat in real time. Many atheists are pseudo-atheists because they are too ashamed to admit they are cowards and say that they cannot see how the theory of evolution can possibly be proven, lest they lose their job in the laboratory or in the classroom.
Unbelievably, atheists are real—and like progressives are wont to be, many become very hostile and abusive. These are not the coward pseudo-atheists, but the totalitarian-minded ones who want to control everything in your life and turn the world into a dictatorship.
I have even been told by an atheist that I should be banned from Quora. Another person effectively told me that whatever I write would be heavily moderated or voted down least too many people read my answers because the truth is hated by too many people on Quora. Atheists do not like truth that shows them up, but expect people to believe the lie that they want to push.
Atheists do troll people. Look at the way Bill Maher trolls Trump.
Maher said, “But here’s the most amazing thing of all, amid all the destruction in the path of that hurricane, neither Mar-a-Lago, nor Trump’s estate in St. Martin’s, nor any of his golf courses in the path got damaged at all. They all escaped almost completely unscathed, which just goes to show something I have always believed, there is no God.”
Every person who breaks the law doesn’t believe in what the Judge will say either. The law in question is the Ten Commandments.
Oddly enough, when I have spoken to atheists in person for a length of time, they usually change their view and become agnostics who acknowledge that the Universe was Created by a Creator, but they do not believe that is possible to have a personal relationship with Him. Some call this deism. Whereas, many like to define an agnostic, as someone who is unsure whether there is a Creator or not—which really means that they no longer believe the foolish notion that the world came about by chance; but, they do not want to acknowledge the Lord God, because they are cowards and this would mean they would have to repent of their ignorance and acknowledge the truth in public to be saved.
As for Quora trolling you, Who is Quora? Only people can troll you, or members of an organization, not the organization itself. An organization is an inert body that has no power to do anything of itself. The actual people within the organization are the ones who need to be made accountable, if you think some persons are trolling you from Quora. The idea that a legalized corporation or government body or an agency, which is merely the creation of some people, could actually be a person is another of those ridiculous claims that are propagated to fool the gullible into believing no person needs to be held accountable—take the organization (authority, board, agency, etc) to court, but those who make the decisions or commit the acts go free.
If every politician, every government employee and every person hiding behind a corporate facade were held personally accountable for his or her actions and any decisions made—then we would see a world where “love thy neighbor as yourself” would become the norm.
But I doubt if Quora is the troll; more than likely some individuals, permitted by others of their ilk, do the trolling.
Jael actually killed Sisera. Jael later brought Barak to show him the dead body of the Sisera.
Behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, “Come, and I will show you the man whom you seek.” He came to her; and behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent peg was in his temples. (23)So God subdued Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel on that day. (24) The hand of the children of Israel prevailed more and more against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. [Chapter 5] (1) Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying:…. (19)“The kings came and fought, then the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. They took no plunder of silver.(20) From the sky the stars fought. From their courses, they fought against Sisera. (21) The river Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. My soul, march on with strength.(22) Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancing, the prancing of their strong ones. (23) ‘Curse Meroz,’ said Yahweh’s angel.
‘Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they didn’t come to help Yahweh, to help Yahweh against the mighty.’ (Judges 4:22-5:23)
Notice on the day Jabin king of Canaan was destroyed, Deborah and Barak sing a song stating that from Heaven the Angels of God fought against the forces of evil represented by Sisera.
Deborah is not saying that Sisera is alive. Deborah and Barak are confirming that the prophecy Deborah had made earlier (Judges 4:9) had come to pass because the forces of Heaven were on their (Yahweh’s) side.
Deborah was a judge of Israel and a prophetess, instructed by the Spirit of God to order Barak to raise an army to defeat Jabin’s forces, of whom Sisera was a obviously a key warrior—similar to Goliath of the Philistines.—-and he was the captain of Jabin’s army.
She sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh Naphtali, and said to him, “Hasn’t Yahweh, the God of Israel, commanded, ‘Go and lead the way to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? I will draw to you, to the river Kishon, Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into your hand.’” Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.” She said, “I will surely go with you. Nevertheless, the journey that you take won’t be for your honor; for Yahweh will sell Sisera into a woman’s hand.” Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. She said, “I will surely go with you. Nevertheless, the journey that you take won’t be for your honor; for Yahweh will sell Sisera into a woman’s hand.” Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. (Judges 4:6-9)
Significantly, within this account, a woman, who is a prophetess under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is shown to have the upper-hand over a man. Hence, to do justice, by adding injury to insult, Sisera was killed by a woman. Because Barak was being a little facetious (or, possibly, snide) that a woman did the job of ten thousand led by him. Nevertheless, Barak rejoiced with Deborah in the victory that was won by the hand of the Lord.
When a person is high on a mountain or elevated above other people, when speaking, the person's voice will carry and be heard more readily by those below. Natural (or constructed) amphitheaters are the opposite of this model and allow the voice to carry upwards. However, it is worth noting that the following words that introduce what is commonly known as “the Sermon on the Mount”:
When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying (Matthew 5:1-2)
All Jesus did was sit on a mountain and open his mouth, so He could teach His disciples. Yet thousands were evidently present and heard Him speak. A crowd could be one hundred thousand people; in which case, since there were crowds present, this would obviously be more people than a hundred thousand, if only a crowd of people were hanging out to hear what was to be said.
How many were there when Jesus was speaking? We do not know, but there were crowds, not just a crowd of people.
George Whitfield (born: December 16, 1714, Gloucester, United Kingdom, died: September 30, 1770) was a renowned open air speaker, who spoke to tens of thousands of people without a microphone or any equipment.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, reporting one of his meetings, stated that his audience “covered three acres” —14,520 square yards. Another periodical described one of his congregations as “a prodigious concourse,” and other contemporaries used the terms “most numerous” and “an innumerable multitude.” Even his opposers left testimony in the matter. Dr. Trapp, a prominent London clergyman, made reference to “vast multitudes … so sottish as to run madding after him,” and the Rev. Thomas Church asserted, “He cannot possibly be supposed to know all … those present at his meetings of 30, 50, or 80,000.”
John Alexander Dowie was another who was renowned to have spoken to tens of thousands in the open air without a microphone. 
When Moses was speaking, from what we are able to ascertain there were hundreds of thousands of people present—some estimate three million, which is not beyond a possibility because Neweiba Beach (Exodus 14 ) is sufficiently large enough to cater for three million people—even if there is nowhere to go.
Imagine the voice of Moses as he stood up on the Mountain of God and declared to the Israelites assembled in the valley below what was required.
When people are anointed by the Spirit of God, speaking to millions of people without a microphone is not an impossibility. For God nothing is impossible. The Spirit of God merely carries the anointed speaker’s voice to the ear of every hearer, who has an ear to hear.
Likewise, Jesus merely opened His mouth, He did not have to stand up on top of the mountain for the crowds to hear Him. Jesus sat down, opened His mouth and taught His disciples what we find in Matthew, chapters five to seven, and the crowds heard Him. Actually, we are also told that “the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes” (Matthew 7:28–29).
Moses speaking to the crowds of Israelites was no different to what happened when Jesus spoke, or Alexander Dowie spoke or George Whitfield spoke, the Spirit of God carried their voices and what they said was as if God Himself were speaking—which is the difference between the anointed and those who are not anointed; the wannabes.