John 1:18 says:
No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
I think the meaning of this sentence is clear: God is a Siamese twin. And half of him is shy.
Well, there go plans for never dying. I’m officially lucky if God doesn’t kill me right now.
Stupid sense of humor. I knew it’d be the end of me.
So, to hurry up: I think here John means the obvious, which is that the unknowable God made himself known and knowable by incarnating himself as Jesus.
If you read John 1:18 slowly, though, it becomes a serious brain-bender. Every time I try to parse my way through it I feel another portion of my brain shorting out. I try to read it about two more times, and my keyboard will short out from me drooling on it.
Thus, again, do we fall into the genius of John: Using nothing but one-dimensional print on a page, he blasts into oblivion what we think we know, and leaves in its place nothing but God.