《圣经·约翰福音》有这么一句话，"the Word was made flesh"，中译为"道成肉身"，意思是上帝将自己的意志塑造进人的肉体。
1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
1:14 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.
就像《圣经》里说的："生命在他里头。这生命就是人的光。光照在黑暗里......那光是真光，照亮一切生在世上的人。"（In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness;... That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.）