John 1:1-5, 10-14 In our previous study in this text, we discovered that Christ is God incarnate; Christ is creator of all; and Christ is revealer of God to men. In his role as creator and especially revealer, Christ functions as life and light to men- thus men are dependent upon the Christ, for without him they could never find their way to God. Indeed, without Christ, they could never know God at all. Christ was sent to the world, he was in the world, he was offering light and life to the world. Christ had performed the active, initial role of offering himself to the world. Now, mankind has received this invitation, and is required to respond.