As kids grow older, they are exposed to many religious beliefs and it is important that they know what separates Christianity from all other religions. When John wrote that Jesus, Logos was with God, he was stating that Jesus was facing God. Eyeball to eyeball, Logos faced God. Think about this. No one- Moses, Abraham, or any other man in the OT could even see a glimpse of God. They saw fire, they heard a voice or they saw God in the form of an angel but No one could see God. John tells us in the beginning of his gospel that Logos is facing God so we know that in order to do that, Logos must be equal to God or he would not survive.
When John said that Logos was God, he thrust Christianity into an entirely different religious arena. No religion worshipped a follower who was God. Muslims follow Mohammed’s teachings, Mormons follow Joseph Smith’s teachings, Buddhists follow the four noble truths set forth by Buddha and the Hindus follow a conglomeration of teachings and morality written by men. All of the teachers (and writers) who lead these followers are dead. But Christianity makes an outrageous claim- we follow a man, prophet who IS God Himself! He doesn’t gives us rules to follow as your leaders do, He shows us how to follow HIM. The fact that Jesus is God AND that He died and came back from the dead and is therefore alive, makes Christianity a game-changer. Do your kids know that?