“If you have seen me, you have seen the Father, for the Father and I are one. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with my Father, and the Word was my Father. The Father and I are one and I am his Word. I was with my Father in the beginning.
“Through me all things were made; without me nothing was made that has been made. In me is life, and that life was the light of all mankind. As I was with Moses, so I am with you; If you will receive me, I will never leave you nor forsake you.
“I am the Lord, Yahweh. I appeared to Abraham near the trees of Mamre. Though a scorching day, Abraham sat at the entrance of his tent as if anxious for a stranger to visit. That day we spoke as friends, for though he only knew my voice, I knew Abraham from before time. While my angels and I enjoyed curds, milk, and a young calf, Abraham looked on, wondering why the Lord of the universe had paid him a visit.
“As we prepared to leave, I looked towards Sodom and Gomorrah, for I knew their sin had become great. I turned to Abraham and instructed him to keep the way of the Lord, to do what is right and just. To my friend Abraham I promised great blessings if only he would obey my words.
“You see me as the son of Joseph and Mary—a savior born of water and the Spirit—and indeed, I am. But before my birth in Bethlehem, before Abraham was born, I was.
“I appeared to Isaac at Beersheba. I wrestled with Jacob near the ford of Jabbok. With Moses I would not let him see my face, for no one can see my glory and live. Later Moses did see my glory, for while I was praying with Peter, James and John, my face changed, and my clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. If you search the Scriptures, you will find that I am, was, and will be always and forever, for I am the Lord your God, King of the Universe, who performed miracles in days of old—and still work miracles for those who ask. My name is Jesus, Joshua, Yahweh, “I am,” and “I will be.” And I will be with you forever if only you will welcome me into your tent.” — Jesus
John 1:1-4, John 14:9, Joshua 1:5, John 1:1-4, Genesis 18, Luke 9:28–36