This verse gives insight into the unity between Christ and God the Father. It also reveals the existence of the God Family and how its members cooperate.
Currently, that Family consists of two members: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Verse 14 states the “Word” is the One who became Jesus Christ. Taken together, these verses clearly speak of God the Father and Jesus Christ, His Son.
You may also read Hebrews 1 for more proof of Christ’s divinity: “God…has in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (vs. 1-3). Verse 6 continues, “Let all the angels of God worship Him.” Only those in the God Family are to be worshipped.
Like a human family, the God Family is not limited to just two beings: “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God” (John 1:12). This is further explained in Hebrews 2: “You [God the Father] have made him [man] a little lower than the angels, You crowned him with glory and honor” (vs. 7-8). Verse 8 states that “all things” will be put “in subjection under his feet,” although “now we see not yet all things put under him.” Spirit-begotten sons of God must be resurrected to immortality for this to occur.
God’s great Plan is to expand His Family to all who will choose to live His way. While Christians are now “the sons of God,” we “do not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is” (I John 3:2). We will become immortal! As Paul stated, “This mortal must put on immortality” (I Cor. 15:53). This includes a spirit body!
At the resurrection, we, like Christ, will be one with the Father in a united, holy, divine Family. To learn more about being born into the God Family, you may read our booklet What Does “Born Again” Mean?