How do you come about entering "Human Race" into the interpretation? That seems as bad as what the WT is doing. Does anyone see a lot of faulty logic in these posts?
Because only the human race created by this Word, that would now become our Savior is being discussed in this introduction by John. Do you see animals or plants in it anywhere? Does the word “all” mean animals and plants to you? If so why?
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
The life of animals and plants are not under discussion. Such all things pertained to men, all men in fact Hebrew or not, black, white or some other race be they in Israel or some other part of the world.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Once again no animals or plants are under discussion by John. The identity of who was assigned to make such animals and plants is not given in scripture. When or how such Word came into existence is not discussed in scripture. But as for man and the one responsible for us we know that it was the Word. Such Word as God to the human race accepted His responsibility and assignment and came here for a purpose which was:
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Now you know why this Word is called the “only begotten of the Father.” This Word now flesh is the only human so conceived by the Father. John already discussed how all things human at such a beginning were created by the Word personally by express authority of the God such Word was with but now this one exception. And depending upon the translation we use we learn from John.
18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (KJV)
18 No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. (NAS)
Makes perfect sense how this Son, this God of the human race, this viceregent that John knows is already sacrificed and now gone back to the Father has explained the Father to us. But notice also:
29 The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him, and *said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 "This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’A man with a higher rank than John who himself was appointed by an angel to go about baptizing. This is how I came about to add human race to the interpretation. I did it because that is what John was talking about and explaining to us. Context is visible only if you want to see it and are not blinded by doctrine that conceals it from us. Joseph